I need some help.....
I have an old Mossberg 640KD Chuckster in .22 mag. that I am trying to mount a Leupold Vari-x II scope on. It has the factory dovetails for a .22 scope (narrow rings), but I want the larger scope for obvious reasons.
One of my problems is adapting the mounts for the larger tube scope. I imagine there are adapter plates, but space is at a premium on this action. Clearing the bolt is a problem and eye relief is difficult to get right since the scope has to be mounted so far forward.
The scope on it now is an OLD 'Alaskan' that just doesn't have the magnification or light gathering that I want. It is deadly accurate out past 100 yds and I would like to use it for predators (with a better scope).
Do you guys have any ideas? Am I just out of luck? I have found some offset bases that would really help with the eye relief, but mounting them is still a problem.