Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Terminator NZGR


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Boar Freak

Thread: scope mount for rossi puma 357

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    kaiapoi
    Posts
    1,025

    scope mount for rossi puma 357

    hey everyone- I have an old probably circa late 80's Rossi puma 357 short barrel jobby.
    I also have a small Armson OEG red dot that has lived on various other firearms over the years but probably is best suited to the Rossi mounted down on the barrel. Had it refurbished last year and the most appropriate rifle is the Rossi.
    My Question is does anyone know of scope mounts that I could drill and tap to the barrel? It is too old for the factory to have D/T'd it already so have to do that so the worlds my oyster as to mounts but if two piece mixing and matching heights could be a PITA-there is quite a dramatic diameter change on the short barrel
    Will the later model rails fit and just drill and tap the barrel to suit?
    Not interested in a side mount so don't go there. I am even a little hesitant to fit the OEG but at worst I take it off and fill the screw holes.
    thoughts?
    BTW the lower the better. and I can always remove metal from the mount later on If I have to streamline/lighten it.

  2. #2
    Member Carlsen Highway's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Port Chalmers
    Posts
    518
    Are you talking about a scout mount type thing?

    I've got one that came off a Winchester 94, from memory it fitted into the rear sight dovetail and then was screwed into the top of the barrel band, which would have to by drilled/tapped. I have no idea if the distances are the same on a model 92. I suppose I could look. I have both.
    Put the keyboard down. Now kick it over here.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    Waikato
    Posts
    230
    I know the Rossi Rio Grande 30-30’s came with a detachable one piece mount, although that’s more of a 336 clone. Otherwise I’m sure there’s an 1892 mount available in the US.
    How about just becoming proficient with the iron sights? I know they aren’t in vogue, but a short .357 is not the definition of a long range rifle. I can’t stand the sight of a scope on a lever gun, but that’s just me. Otherwise there’s a truck load of aftermarket aperture sight makers, XS, Williams, Skinner, Marbles, Lyman etc. I personally prefer standard iron sights for bush work, but a small aperture can make for a very definite point of aim at extended ranges.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    kaiapoi
    Posts
    1,025
    fair call-Nothing wrong with the open sights per se', and I only expect it to be a 100ish yarder give or take.
    I've had this rifle since about 93 and shot a couple of things with it. Had a couple of mates borrow it from time to time and used it in lever action shoots. with the short barrel and the big chunky sights it will put as many rounds as you like into a 4 inch group max. at 100m which is perfectly acceptable.
    Have thought about a peep mounted right at the back of the action but by the time I buy that and fit it, it would be just as cheap to fit my OEG. Plus I have the OEG
    Plus it isn't really a scope. it is approx. 6" long and you have to use both eyes open. 1" tube and quite good in low light. used it on a couple of 22's and a Mossberg 500 shotty years ago. great quick acquisition sight especially when light going a little. If you can see the animal the dots great.
    Look it up.
    <b>Armson O.E.G. 1"
    Plus a few of the sights you mention don't always fit the old 92 with the sight as part of the barrel band so a little mucking around may have to be done.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    kaiapoi
    Posts
    1,025
    Bump
    anybody else?

  6. #6
    Member Boar Freak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Above the Hutt
    Posts
    736
    Yep I put one on my .44 @csmiffy.
    Mine was an older model but the new rail did fit it. Had to slightly modify it as I wanted it short so can still use a flip up rear sight.
    Name:  rossi.jpg
Views: 132
Size:  1.11 MB
    Last edited by Boar Freak; 19-01-2018 at 07:02 PM.
    Nothing is tough about having a 70 lb bow and looking like an uncoordinated praying mantis while trying to draw it back.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    kaiapoi
    Posts
    1,025
    Boar freak, was yours d/t'd for the mount? agree about short-the OEG is only 5 inches long tops so it would only need something to space the rings out maybe 2 1/2 inches. Everything else could be carved back. Mine doesn't need batteries so as much as I/d like some good q/d mounts probably not needed. Mine doesn't have flip up rear, just the old school fixed with a ramp. (side story, had to take the ramp out to get it to shoot on centre, eventually lost ramp. get another one, oneday but wont have to with the OEG lol.
    One guy on a us forum got a scope rail with the centre milled out. take the scope off and the open sights were useable. he also modified a rear peep and d/t's to the far rear of the action just behind the locking lugs.

  8. #8
    Member Boar Freak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Above the Hutt
    Posts
    736
    Quote Originally Posted by csmiffy View Post
    Boar freak, was yours d/t'd for the mount? agree about short-the OEG is only 5 inches long tops so it would only need something to space the rings out maybe 2 1/2 inches. Everything else could be carved back. Mine doesn't need batteries so as much as I/d like some good q/d mounts probably not needed. Mine doesn't have flip up rear, just the old school fixed with a ramp. (side story, had to take the ramp out to get it to shoot on centre, eventually lost ramp. get another one, oneday but wont have to with the OEG lol.
    One guy on a us forum got a scope rail with the centre milled out. take the scope off and the open sights were useable. he also modified a rear peep and d/t's to the far rear of the action just behind the locking lugs.
    No it wasn't drilled, got it done by gunsmith. The new ones are drilled under the sight ramp an that would put the rail far too forward for my liking. For the rear sight I used one from a10/22 , cut the rail to end at the dovetail cut.
    csmiffy likes this.
    Nothing is tough about having a 70 lb bow and looking like an uncoordinated praying mantis while trying to draw it back.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. WTB: WTB: SKS Scope mount
    By Natatale in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29-11-2016, 03:39 PM
  2. puma knife
    By crewe2 in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-02-2016, 01:58 PM
  3. FS Rossi R92 base +scope
    By Boar Freak in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 18-12-2015, 11:08 PM
  4. FS: Rossi Puma .44
    By Timmay in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 16-09-2014, 08:50 PM
  5. WTB Scope mount for 303
    By Ruger in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-06-2014, 05:22 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!