View Full Version : Looking For Advice On Scope Mounts
01-01-2008, 12:39 PM
I'm a new member with a couple of Lee Enfield No. 5's I'm playing with. Currently working on cast bullet loads with pretty good success.
The last couple of times I got out to the range I was thinking that I was getting close as groups were shrinking but should be better. Then I got out my Anschutz .22 and found that as accurate as it is, I guess I am out of practice as the groups weren't much better than the .303 at 50 meters.
I am thinking that between lack of regular practice (I am more of a traditional archer these days so haven't been shooting much) and old eyes that I should sort out accuracy issues with a scope to eliminate some of my error.
I don't want to alter the guns so am looking at bolt on scope mounts like: Cad Technik, ATI, B Square and S&K.
I'm thinking the ATI and S&K look the most solid. Is there any advice on which of these (or other) is best or does it matter?
Thanks for any input.
11-04-2009, 03:56 PM
Between those choices go with the S&K. I have two enfields and both of them have S&K mounts that are rock solid. The only thing I don't like is having to remove the ladder sight. Although this is a great scope mount the scope is a little high so I would put a sniper pad on an original buttstock or put a custom wood monte carlo buttstock on it (fiberglass looks awful).
11-04-2009, 04:54 PM
The steel Picatinny scope base made by GE Fulton & Sons in England brings new meaning to solid. It's the only one I recommend.
11-04-2009, 04:59 PM
I will hopefully be checking my S&K mount out later today (it was already attached to the rifle - a No.4 Mk.1 - when I bought it), so I will give my full opinion later. The scope mount does appear to be easy to mount (although, as previously mentioned, you do have to remove the rear sight, but so long as you put it and the associated bits safe, it should not be a problem). The mount does appear to be very stable, but the proof is in the pudding - we shall see how it holds zero over the coming weeks.
11-05-2009, 05:30 AM
The steel scope bases retailed by Fultons in England and available in the US were made by the people that made Stonehenge! (that's an English expression for being built like a brick outhouse or built to last.......) Give one a try, You won't be disappointed!
11-05-2009, 02:37 PM
You can't go wrong with the Fulton mount its the best and the long rail gives plenty of eye relief adjustment - also you can't go wrong listening to advice from Brian Dick, a good guy to do business with too.
Pictured with a Weaver K3 mounted to a Pakistani No4 Mk2.
11-07-2009, 10:32 AM
BDL, just had a PM from someone in the US re these mounts. Do you have them or does he need to go to the UK for one? I'd send the message on direct but don't know how. Sorry if this seems/sounds like advertising...........
11-07-2009, 01:02 PM
Hi Peter, I brought back ten in July and have six left in stock. I'm glad Robert pointed them out to me during my visit to Bisley. I suppose they're considered expensive by comparison to S&K and B-square so only the hard core shooters will buy them over here but there's no comparison in quality and durability. Paired up with Millett windage adjustable rings, it just doesn't get any better, (except for a real No.4T or L42 of course!). Believe me, I've bought and sold them all over the past 20 years. ATB, Brian
11-13-2009, 12:21 PM
A hearty endorsment on the Fultons mount from me as well.
In adittion to being built better than Stonehenge they also have a mounting rail that is almost 3/4" longer at the front than any other mount. Very handy for mounting scopes with long-ish eye relief.
Powered by vBulletin™ Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.