Need Mount for a 1964 Browning SA22 Takedown

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  1. BlackGun

    BlackGun Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    As the thread title says I need a mount. Do I mount on the receiver or the barrel for accuracy when installing the barrel each time. What is required. I’ve never shot this gun but would like to get it set up. I have a set of rings from Talley I will use and maybe even a scope or two laying around. I may also buy another scope.

    As a second question will I need to add some height to get out to 200 yards? I’m using 1255 FPS ammo.
     
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    The best solution for accuracy is the cantilever barrel mount. That way the scope is in line with the barrel, not the receiver. It is a fragile looking affair but actually works. Now for the bad part, I own 3 of the Browning SA's and they are NOT known for their accuracy. I've tried all of my tricks on them but you'll never get one hole groups at 25 yards so I wouldn't count on shooting much past that.
     
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    I also own three of 'em. Mine are very accurate. Nonetheless, there are much better choices for shooting .22 out to 200 yards.

    If you have a '64 Browning SA-22, then it is made in Belgium. I would not D&T that receiver or barrel.

    Does it have a 3/8" grooved receiver top for mounting rings? If so, it is even more special, like mine circa 1956- 1961.

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    The gun is a Belgium product. I will look at the receiver when I dig it out from under the bed.
     
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    No taps and a rear sight in the way. Rats. Maybe Gorilla glue?
     
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    The cantilever mount I referenced screws to the barrel in place of the rear sight, requires NO d&T.....
    @MacEntyre is correct, DO NOT D&T anything or the value is down the toilet....

    Different rear sight than mine......
     
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    I don't think there is a scope mount that will attach to a single dovetail cut. That rifle is not a candidate for a scope.

    That's the one you and I talked about over breakfast, right? Let me know if you do decide to sell it. I can trade you a vintage bolt .22 rifle with a scope that will go way beyond 200 yards.
     
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    I think we did talk about it. I’m gonna keep this as my CZ 455 will stretch out. I’m not good with open sights but heck I have never shot this so maybe I should try some 25-50 yard shots with what it has.