Check Out This Incredible Homemade Scope Mount


Check Out This Incredible Homemade Scope Mount

Sometimes, words simply fail to fully describe something, which is why they say a picture can be worth a thousand words.

I’ve been writing and editing for a long time, but I’m not sure I could fully describe this astounding homemade scope mount in TEN thousand words.

I mean, look at it. It’s clearly been conjured up using some odd bits of scrap steel. A couple hunks of angle iron welded to the side of the receiver, onto which a dovetailed piece of flat stock is similarly fused, and onto that, a scope mounted in extra-high scope rings using everyday hardware, of course.

Good luck maintaining a good cheek weld while peeping through that scope! And shame on ya if you bump it. I don’t think it would take much to bend or otherwise shift that setup.

I have no idea where this photo originated. It was posted to a hunting group with this caption:

Saw this somewhere, thought it was funny. The only way to treat a Ruger.

Make of that what you will.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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