Good morning everyone.
After many months of fruitless search and a disappointment at the last Holt's sale, I've just bought a mint condition CZ 452 FS/stutzen from a chap on Gunstar. It comes with a Hawke nite-eye 3.5-10 x 50 scope (by the looks of it possibly the IR version) already mounted, which is also as new, but I think you'll agree it looks awful.
I'm planning to try and find a decent used German/Austrian fixed power 4x32 to put on it instead, assuming I can find one for a reasonable price (I'll flog the Hawke if anyone wants it). The one problem I can foresee is that the mounts on this example are very high, probably so that the scope can fit over the rear sight. I don't want to remove the rear sight, but then I'd need to have a 4x32 with me physically to check whether this is a problem or not. What do you think, and any suggestions on what mounts I need, and where to find them? I don't have a huge amount of cash to throw at this as I've blown it all at the rifle, and a pram...