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Old 05-01-2008, 9:57 AM
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Anyone have advice or suggestions on which scope to mount on an M12 using Ken Viani's mount. I will be using it as a benchrest gun. My concerns are eye relief and scope length. I tried a Simmons I had at the house and found it would not mount far enough to the rear for decent eye relief. Thanks in advance.
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I had an H&R M12 with a Ken Viani mount but sold it after I couldn't get it to shoot the way I wanted.

I had TPS low rings on them with a Weaver T36 scope. I had no issues with eye relief or height. But you can get mediums or even high rings if you need to get the scope farther back on the rail (since higher rings will allow the objective bell to clear a little more of the rail as it is placed farther to the rear).

If I can dig up any archived pictures, I can post them here.
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I had an H&R M12 with a Ken Viani mount but sold it after I couldn't get it to shoot the way I wanted.

I had TPS low rings on them with a Weaver T36 scope. I had no issues with eye relief or height. But you can get mediums or even high rings if you need to get the scope farther back on the rail (since higher rings will allow the objective bell to clear a little more of the rail as it is placed farther to the rear).

If I can dig up any archived pictures, I can post them here.
Thanks Jonathan. You're the second to suggest a T36. I'll look for the pics.
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Well, I wasn't really recommending it. Just mentioning that's a scope that I mounted on it.

But yes, the T36 is a great scope. I just can't recommend any Weaver scope now that Meade Optics now owns the Weaver name (as well as Simmons). Meade has a strict warranty policy and requires original purchase receipt for warranty service (whereas the original Weaver had a fairly no-nonsense warranty service).

Given the state of affairs with the Weaver/Meade support, I would tell you to go with a Leupold fixed power for benchrest. Considering those are expensive, the next best thing at a lower price range would be a Sightron fixed power. Sightron has great warranty support (I emailed them with a problem and they did a straight up exchange for a brand new scope of the same exact model).
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