Hi all, I have a small issue with fitting a scope to a long action Tikka. Issue is that the front base (Tikka optilock base) fouls the ejection port and tips the empty back into the action on the ejection stroke.
To further complicate matters the scope is a 34mm tube and has apel rings which sit straight onto the Tikka base so a nice solid setup.
I have 30mm ring mounts which fit a treat and do not foul the port but equally are too small for the scope.
Q can a picatinny rail be fitted to the dovetails of the action without drilling or tapping it (it is a rare one) or does anyone make 34mm ringmounts that will go straight on and therefore solve the problem?
I suppose I could always change the scope to a 30mm tube version but wheres the fun in that?