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    Scope mounting for a 1905

    I have some how over the years gotten a few Ross Rifles in my safe . One has been sporterized . I had picked it up planning to put it back to original but never have . I don't have any scoped rifles just WW2 and back stuff so I plan to mount a scope on this one to play with . It has a good bore and shoots good groups way it sits . Does anyone have any pointers or advice on this project ?

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    Depends really on how much you want to invest, or your skill and equipment levels. A sporterized Mk.II (1905) unless the metal is in very good shape, is maybe common enough or of low enough value to justify slapping a scope on rather than restoring or leaving as-is.

    But at the same time, my feeling is that vintage rifles need vintage mounts and vintage scopes to look like anything but basement Bubba's work. There wasn't much around in scopes circa 1908, and what there was was very expensive.

    If you want to make a decent looking job of it, for the least trouble and cost, probably a Winchester B4 or A5 would work. The 3/8" dovetail bases are easy to find stateside and relatively easy to fit, and won't look out of place. If you're just using the rifle at the range, the intricacies of the Winchester scope & mounts shouldn't be much of an issue.

    The next best option might be a WWI-era European scope in claw mounts, but fitting the bases will require skilled machining etc. whereas the 3/8" dovetail rails are just a couple of screws each, and with the length of the A5 scope you can get both rings on barrel, though the front base will need a riser of course.
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    Thanks will check them out . This rifle has been hit by Bubba so bad it would be almost cheaper buying a original rifle then buying everything it would need . I got other Ross rifle that is close to original . I just keep looking at this one for so long and need to do something for it .


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    Maybe show us some pictures.

    I picked up a rare 1905 M a while ago someone thought was a bubba Ross.

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