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    Scope rail

    I have a thompson centre hotshot for my kids, I want to put a scope on it. It is a discontinued product so parts aren't available for them, what are the options to put a rail on it. Could I grab any rail and have it re drilled? My kids are at the stage now where I am quite keen to scope their rifle.

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    eabco show a mount for them.

    The G2 contender weaver ones might be close.
    I suspect the hot shot barrel will be slightly smaller diameter though.
    How many mounting holes are there @300wsm for life and what are the spacings ?

    The weaver G2 bases are about $35 but would need to be re contoured if the .22 is smaller than 20.5mm diameter.
    Its not especially difficult buts it takes time and a bit of trial work to get it right

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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    eabco show a mount for them.

    The G2 contender weaver ones might be close.
    I suspect the hot shot barrel will be slightly smaller diameter though.
    How many mounting holes are there @300wsm for life and what are the spacings ?

    The weaver G2 bases are about $35 but would need to be re contoured if the .22 is smaller than 20.5mm diameter.
    Its not especially difficult buts it takes time and a bit of trial work to get it right
    How do you get stuff from EABCO? Eban Brown stopped international sales many years ago.
    Bought quite a bit of stuff from them over the years and then they ceased international sales IIRC due to as they stated hassles of overseas parcels going missing.
    Shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300wsm for life View Post
    Could I grab any rail and have it re drilled?
    Pretty much. A smith will be able to fettle it on. You'd be better to spec what you want (Picatinny, dovetail, whatever) and let him buy the parts rather than dumping parts on the bench and saying "make it fit"
    You may find a dovetail can be milled in quite easily.

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    @akaroa1 I will measure when I get home. Have seen the correct part in the states I just can't be bothered with importing etc. If I can find something here in NZ to do the job then I will.

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    Waitaki Engineering can make any rail you want.

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    Agreed @Tribrit I'd ring Mark at Waitaki Engineering.
    I'm drawn to the mountains and streams, its where life is clear, where the world makes most sense!

 

 

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