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    Sako 75 iv action scope mounting

    Afternoon all
    I have a sako 75 iv action coming soon, and am looking at different scope mounts has anyone ever used a rail mount scope?
    thanks

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    Nope, just good old Optilocks
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    Same here, I've had my 75 about 11 years. Fitted Optilocks from brand new, haven't touched them since. Checked the screws etc whenever I've suspected a shift in my zero and never ever found anything to have worked loose in all that time. If it aint broke.....
    Last edited by leej; 19-04-2015 at 13:47.

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    I have a picattiny rail fitted on my 25 06, an alan rhone one ,however my 30 06 is fitted with optilocs , I had issues with my 25 being that I was running out of side adjustment , put the picattiny on and it was centralised again , shooting .5 moa or better , but in hind sight I feel if I had taken the recoil pin off the optilocks it would have solved the problem and saved a bob or two in the process , the pin stopped the dovetail pushing all the way up so it was a tight fit , then when I tighted the allan key up it pulled it to one side , if that makes sense , perhaps the wrong bases for it ?

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    I've never felt the need for anything other than Optilocks on my four SAKOs.

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    Optilocks are outstanding mounts for the Sako, i've never used anything else for years and never had any problems whatsoever. The only improvements they could make would be to have a keyway or pin to make it easier to line up the rings and bases as you tighten them (I have a method for this though) and, make an insert to allow 1"tubed scopes to be used in 300mm rings.

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    Continuing the theme then.

    Optilocks are as good as you will get.
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    I'm going to amend the mould and say the 1 piece optilock ringmounts are in my experience better than the 2 piece, if a little constrained in height options.
    The 2 piece are that little extra bit fiddly but good nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milligan View Post
    I'm going to amend the mould and say the 1 piece optilock ringmounts are in my experience better than the 2 piece, if a little constrained in height options.
    The 2 piece are that little extra bit fiddly but good nonetheless.
    I agree. The largest scope I've put on a sporter-barreled rifle using the simple and elegant combined ring/mount is a 30mmtube/50mm obj specimen, and it only just fits. They're certainly fine for 6x42s on my rifles.

    No point IMHO in using the separate rings/bases unless you have to; or you already own them, of course.

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    At the risk of being boring, I have optilocks on 4 75's and wouldn't choose anything else.
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