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    Need advice on best scope mount for sporterized 1903 A3

    Hey guys looking for some help deciding on the best scope mount for the sporterized 03 A3 I just got. I did some test firing today In between hunts and while it shot well with the irons 2 feet high at 100 yards was the best I could adjust so I think I will just scope it and be done. So what say you guys; what is the best scope mount for the 03 A3? I would prefer a drilled mount for a more stable base and don't mind drillind since it is sporterized anyway.

    I love the feel of this rifle, it handles well, the action is buttery smooth and it has an awesome set trigger; a scope would make it a perfect hunter.


    Thanks in advance for the help!
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    Re: Need advice on best scope mount for sporterized 1903 A3

    Please don't drill and tap an unmolested '03A3 receiver!

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    Re: Need advice on best scope mount for sporterized 1903 A3

    I was going to suggest the Leupold/Redfiled style base, but it looks like they don't make one anymore. I'm sure Weaver still has a base that would fit. But as Teach would say, "Those receivers are harder than woodpecker lips", and are hard to drill. I'll search through my parts tomorrow and see what I can find.
    Found a no drill mount, but know know how good they are.
    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=2...INGFIELD-MOUNT

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    Re: Need advice on best scope mount for sporterized 1903 A3

    Ever thought of just putting on a taller front sight?
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    Re: Need advice on best scope mount for sporterized 1903 A3

    Quote Originally Posted by mkk41 View Post
    Please don't drill and tap an unmolested '03A3 receiver!
    I already have a nice mill spec 03 and this sporterized rifle started life out as sporterized from surplus parts so I am not worried about drilling it.
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    Re: Need advice on best scope mount for sporterized 1903 A3

    Quote Originally Posted by shotgunshooter3 View Post
    Ever thought of just putting on a taller front sight?
    SInce my eyes get worse every year I'll just scope it. If the irons would have been good to start I probably would leave it with irons for a couple more years so since I gotta spend some cash anyway I'm going to put glass on it.
    The action is a later model Remington if that makes you purist feel any better.
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