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The official DW scope mount thread
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tlbaker
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May 19, 2023 - 10:27 am
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Here is the latest on my optic issues.  I sent the 2X scope off to Burris for evaluation / repair.  They responded it was not repairable and replaced it under warranty.  I was not expecting this so big shout out to Burris!  While this was in progress, I mounted a Tasco 3X Silhouette and it turns out this thing also has severe internal issues.  Tasco / Simmons will not touch anything this old and the two repair shops they recommended will not touch a Tasco.  Further research located a shop that will attempt a repair but I can't justify the total cost.

Anyway, the new scope is mounted and ready to go.  I hope to get to the range tonight and check some reloads.

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Definitely keep us updated on outcome.  And a pic of it with the scope.

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Here is a picture of the new scope, rings, and mount.  The rings are overkill but nothing is going to move!  I ran several bullet and powder combinations through the gun to wring out the scope.  Nothing spectacular to report but all groups are vastly improved with the new glass.

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Overkill is my middle name, I love it.  Thanks for the pic.

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Thanks to the OP, I just got an8" 15-2VH and this whole post is very helpful.

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I found a B-Square copy of a scope mount with a set screw fore and aft, and Weaver rings.  I mounted it as far back as I could to keep it from being nose heavy.  The scope is an old Simmons 2X.  I hope to sight it in next week.  Mounted on an 8” 715 if we’re keeping score.

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mpmax said
I found a B-Square copy of a scope mount with a set screw fore and aft, and Weaver rings.  I mounted it as far back as I could to keep it from being nose heavy.  The scope is an old Simmons 2X.  I hope to sight it in next week.  Mounted on an 8” 715 if we’re keeping score.

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Nice. You get that mount on eBay? I tried one of those and it wouldn’t fit my 8 inch 357 shroud. But would fit my 6 inch. It was weird. And it would mar the rib so I ditched it for the drill n tap mount from DW

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Yes eBay.  So far it locks up on the 8” barrel.  I’ll reevaluate after I fire it.

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I got one of these off ebay and the slots were out of spec.  Only .144 wide and when they are supposed to be at least .149 wide and therefore a weaver crosbolt won't fit.

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Hey guys just for the the record if you have a Dan Wesson 15-2 in 357 mag the ruger mini weigatinny is a perfect fit to run a small holographic sight!

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Gbass4567 said
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Hey guys just for the the record if you have a Dan Wesson 15-2 in 357 mag the ruger mini weigatinny is a perfect fit to run a small holographic sight!

  

Does this require removing the rear sight to mount the rail?

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It sure looks like the rear sight is removed under a closer zoomed in view.

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