View Full Version : Tyro Has Question (s)

02-26-2013, 09:04 PM
I'm interested in scoping either my Remington 40X or H&R Model 12. I'm getting older and my eyes aren't as good as they used to be. You know the drill. I have competed in high power earlier in my life but have never used a scope for anything. I'm not sure if I actually want to compete in benchrest but I'm thinking I might try it. When I start looking at scopes, my head starts spinning. Both of my rifles have blocks apparently for the older, longer tubes like the Redfield 3200s, Unertl, etc. Should I disregard these mounts and go with a newer, shorter tube? I did get on the list for a Viani mount for the Model 12. I guess the 40X would require utilizing the available drillings for newer mounts. I was looking at some of the Weaver scopes and seem nice, would fit my budget and get nice comments. I'm sure I won't be shooting past 100 yards. I realize what I'm saying here is going to cause many of you to roll your eyes but I have to suck it up and start somewhere. I was told Benchrest Central is the best place to get the answers.

I'm also interested in F Class with a center-fire rifle but that is for another forum.

Thanks for your patience.


02-26-2013, 09:28 PM
The newer, shorter scopes are not only better performers they are far easier on the eyes. Look for a weaver or sightron 36X.

02-27-2013, 01:38 PM
Yes, shorter is good. I had a modified 3200 some years ago that I sorta wish I had back but I can't remember why. Weaver and Sightron are great choices for a budget but I wouldn't look much, if any, lower.

36X will be plenty.