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The official DW scope mount thread
November 28, 2010
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Ok, the time has come to document all the scope mount options available for DW owners.  I’ll try to give as mucinfo as I have for each one.  Some of these mounts have been out of production for several years, so don’t expect to find them anytime soon.

I’ll start out with clamp-on mounts for all the vent rib models.  The most popular, and probably the least expensive is the Full-length B-square clamp.  This simply clamps full length on the vent rib with two or three allen screws which go through the mount.  Built like a tank and works well, but really bulky looking.

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Here is a pic of it mounted….

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Next is an older B-square–this is a “2 piece” mount–not quite as solid as the single rail, but still serves the purpose.

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Here’s a really nice pic of one mounted.

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If you can find one, and if you have a little more money…. The Burris rib clamp is a very nice mount with a beautiful finish.  Available in silver and blue.  This mount is also rock solid and a little better looking than the B-square.

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If you REALLY look hard, you may be able to find one of the original Buehler frame clamps.  Unlike the other mounts, this one replaces the rear sight and clamps over the topstrap.  Rock solid and allows barrel changes without removing the scope.

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For all of us guys with more money than brains at times… there is the Leupold rib clamps.  One piece base/rings that clamp right on the rib.  Beautiful rings, well made, and expensive–good luck finding a set…

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They look even better mounted….

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Another hard to find item–Redfield briefly made mounts for DW’s.  Similiar to the Buehler clamp, theis mount also locks over the topstrap.

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And then there are mounts I can’t identify… These are rib clamps similiar to the Leupolds.  Millett also made mounts similiar.

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OK, time to move on to the Drill/Tap mounts.  Once again, som eof these are long out of production…  Here is my oldest mount–an original Buehler.   This is a very slim mount and is going to end up on a DW 22 one of these days.

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Here’s a shot of one mounted–possibly a more modern version…

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And of course the original ad…

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Bushnell made a lot of mounts back in the 1970’s and early eighties.  This one also replaces the rear sight and requires drilling/tapping the top strap.  Solid aluminum and very light.

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Millett made a standard drill/tap mount–nothing special to say…

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Weigand mounts currently make a nice mount for the DW’s–check it out.

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Here is a better pic of it mouned.

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An oldie but agoodie– The original Holden Ironsighter see-through scope system.  These were used on all kinds of guns and were well made.  Scope sits a little high with them.

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Warne currently makes a weaver rail for the 445’s.  It is model Maxima MSS 630, and takes standard Warne rings.

And finally…. Current production drill/tap from CZ/DW…

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and one of the CZ/DW mounts installed…

 

Here is a mount I can't identify–showed up on Gunbroker on this W-12.  Looks to be a solid mount, wish we had some info.

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That’s all I have for now.  If anybody has any other mounts I haven’t included, please let me know and I’ll insert them into the thread. 

I do have one other mounting system… but right now it is CLASSIFIED Laugh

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November 28, 2010
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SHOOT, I think you hit all the mounts that I'm aware of.  Great post!

 
November 28, 2010
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Great post! I do want a scope some day.. but I dont want to harm an otherwise good shroud, nor am I willing to mar my frame. Does the CZ DW, mount require a tap into the frame; or just the shroud?

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November 28, 2010
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Excellent post Shoot, this thread will be a very handy reference to have at theDWF Sign

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November 28, 2010
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Pinetor said:

Great post! I do want a scope some day.. but I dont want to harm an otherwise good shroud, nor am I willing to mar my frame. Does the CZ DW, mount require a tap into the frame; or just the shroud?


The CZ/DW mount only goes into the shroud.  I have a new one in Blue that I am not using; in fact, I may be in the market for a SS one if anybody is interested in a swap.

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November 29, 2010
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Shoot,

Nice job.  Some really nice scope mounts also.Drool

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November 29, 2010
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Shoot

Really informative and also very much appreciated. Clears up a lot of questions for me and hopefully others.

 

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January 26, 2011
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Shoot, great post & thanks for the time you took sharing it with us. Wish you wood have told me about it in your reply to my post.    Problen I'm having is I have the Burris – 410385. It will not work on my 744SS. It looks exactly like the one you have posted.  Did DW make different height ribs for this model?

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January 26, 2011
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Oops, sorry for the spelling.  

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January 26, 2011
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Pete, the one pictured is actually mine. I never got it to work on a 744. The dimensions of the top rib were just too different from the 715 shroud it is mounted on currently.

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January 28, 2011
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This one came from the factory on the Hunter Models,  a Burris dovetail mount.

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August 23, 2011
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Shootist357 thanks so much for putting this data together. It is very helpful.

August 26, 2011
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Hey Shoot,

Thanks for another most excellent post. Great learning and reference for new guys like mecool-pics. I appreciate your time and knowledge.

 

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April 18, 2013
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I’m waiting for delivery of two “Aimpoint” mounts which were described as DWs.  We’ll see when they get here.

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April 18, 2013
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Brian (lonwolf93) has suggested that this topic be pinned to the top, I think this is a great suggestion, so …

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April 18, 2013
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Shoot,   Great job and nice post.  Artex   Ps welcome back

April 19, 2013
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Here’s one more, possibly the rarest one of all, the EWK Clamp Mount w/picatinny rail. It looks a little funky with the long rail under a Fastfire. Inspired by the Beuhler mount but does not require removing the rear sight. Not sure how many were made, but I’m pretty sure that number is well “south” of 20.

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July 23, 2013
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I knew there was a reason I came to this site.

Just purchased a 357 that had a scope and I needed to find the mounts used.

Turns out the scope and mounts are both Leupold and here the mounts turn out to be the Leupold rib clamps. The scope Leupold M8 2X EER.

 

A tip of the hat for the Shootist35.

 

 

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July 23, 2013
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The Leupold Rib clamps are pretty much the Holy Grail of DW Mounts/Rings.

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February 22, 2014
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Well I’ve had a B-Square mount on my 744 pretty much since I’ve started shooting it and after all these years I find out it was mounted wrong.

I was thinking of removing it and now I probably will, if I need to put it back on I can do it right. At least I’m not the only one that did it, I copied a friend’s 744 set up except his is a scope and mine is a red dot.

I guess that I found this site to refresh some of the veteran threads, lol.

 

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