purchased a BRNO .222 without the knowledge that they have tried their best to create a rifle that has limited scope mount options.
Having a nice 30mm tubed S&B that I wanted to use I set about trying to find mounts that cost less than the rifle.
finally sourced some Millet Angle Lock to fit the 15/16mm receiver dovetail and the 30mm scope tube.
I write this as a warning to anyone who values their rifle and scope please dont use them!!!
I have seldom come across something so poorly made or not fit for purpose.
Points that stand out:
1)The base of the rings (that is to be clamped to the receiver is not parallel with the bore of the rings, so when tightened flush to the dovetail the scope tube pointed up enough to be visible to the naked eye!!
2) the claws are so small in comparison to the base itself and fixed with single centre screws they offer no ability to true the base to the receiver. with torque applied to the claw they can actually lift the base off the receiver corner to corner so daylight is visible between the two!!
3) the actual height of the base between inside of ring and base in contact with the receiver is longer on the front mount than the rear by 0.25mm!
4) the combination of out of true individual bases, differing post heights, lack of parallel bore places such pressure on the scope tube it will dent it without fail and even with judicious tightening of screws in sequence to relieve stress I was left with a 30mm S&B scope running out of downward elevation with a POI 6" above the bull at 50yds!
to my rough calculations that is at least 6MOA out of maximum adjustment.
a truly shocking piece of engineering
AVOID AT ALL COSTS!
you would be better off using some electrical tape and just winding it round and round the rifle and scope!
I subsequently found this:
I dont like Warne mounts which appear to be one of the only other options but have managed to find some original Tikka mounts in the US. Very poor that none of the decent manufacturers appear to produce any volume of scope mounts for 30/15mm applications