Predator scope mount

Discussion in 'Mossberg MVP Forum' started by RichMVP, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. RichMVP New Member

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    Hi all
    Just got my 18.5" barreled Predator.
    It surprised me that when I went to mount my redfield revolution scope there isn't enough clearance for eye relief. The stock on this gun is just too short.....
    In any case, I noticed the egw scope mounts that give a full rail.

    So is that the correct way of fixing the issue or should a different scope found? I did mount a cheap BSA scope on it just to get it out to the range but it is less than ideal and, well, I just don't like it.

    Comments or suggestions?

    Thanks
  2. tim jeski New Member

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    What height are your mounting rings? You may need get a higher pair to raise up the scope a tad. You are right...the stock profile on the gun (Monte Carlo) is relatively "small", and I had to do a little tinkering to get the right combo of Mount/rings/scope. I am 6'4" and about 200 pounds, and this rifle is on the small side, but that's why I like it. It's one of the reasons I chose the 18.5 barrel versus a longer one. I have the EGW picatinny mount with Burris Xtreme medium Tactical rings. My scope is a Nikon Prostaff 4-12x40 Nikoplex. Like I said...I needed to tinker with the set up a bit to get the cheek weld and eye relief I required to shoot comfortably. As much as you'd always want to get your scope as low on the mount as possible, you have to also make sure you have adequate clearance for the action of the bolt so as not to come too close to the eye-piece, too. Love this rifle, though. Drives tacks. Even with the 18.5 barrel, with that Nikon glass dialed in, my 150 to 200 groups are surprisingly tight. Better than I ever expected. Haven't had the chance to go out much beyond that yet, but I will just to push the envelope a bit. I need more acreage for those. :O Good luck.
  3. RichMVP New Member

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    Tim
    Thanks for the reply. I'm pretty much settled on getting the EGW 0 MOA rail. They sent me a note and basically said if you are shooting less than 600 yards, you can get away with the 0MOA rail. They said the 20 MOA is for out to 1100 yards. As for rings, I've got an assortment of various tactical and Weaver rings to try out. Now, I'm not saying I wouldn't want to *TRY* 1000 yard shooting, but I haven't gone beyond 800 yards and that was over 30 years ago at service rifle matches. The Revolution scope is a wonderfully clear scope, Redfield, made in the USA and is owned by Leopold. I've got two, the other is mounted on my 300AAC AR. Right now I have the cheap BSA scope on it, just so that the DNR kids taking a class can at least try their very first centerfire shots with such a nice light and short rifle. After that, I'll put on the permanent scope and mount. I've just got 62gr Wolf ammo to play around with at this time, I'll be working up accuracy loads in the future.
    Thanks
    Rich
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