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Mossberg Tactical .22 715T- Optics

Discussion in 'Mossberg 715T Tactical .22 Autoloader' started by pathfinder2, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. snagglepuss

    snagglepuss .410

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    Re: mounting red dot to Handle rail

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    I bought the carry handle version specifically to improve my shooting with iron sights.
    At 50m I can shoot fairly rapidly and still keep all shots within a 2-3 circle.
  2. kliph

    kliph .22LR

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    Hello,
    Just bought a new 715 and I'm looking for optics.
    Not sure if I want a scope or red dot.
    And what brand is the best?
    Any thoughts?
    Thanks, Kliph. :)
  3. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Re: Optics

    Best: Aim Point, Trijicon, Eotech

    Affordable: Primary Arms, Bushnell, Burris....


    Best is a relative term based on Budget. :D
  4. rcm1201

    rcm1201 Copper BB

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    Type of rings needed to attach optic?

    I'm new to the tactical weapons. I have an nice little scope on an old .177 crossman air rifle that I want to put on my tactical .22. What type of attachment rings/clamps will I need to purchase for this?


    Thanks!
  5. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Re: Type of rings needed to attach optic?

    That depends on your scope's tube diameter.

    Most commercially available scope rings are made in either 1" or 30mm ring sizes. There are also rimfire specific rings which are likely what you will need. Your best bet is to measure the diameter of the current rings on your Crossman and find a set of the same size that are made to mount on a picatinny rail. Once you get your measurement, post it up here and we can help you find a set that'll work if you'd like...
  6. rcm1201

    rcm1201 Copper BB

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    Re: Type of rings needed to attach optic?

    Thanks for your help! Looks to be 1inch tube.

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  7. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Re: Type of rings needed to attach optic?

    No problem, glad to help.

    There are so many options out there it's silly, but there are some pretty good deals to be had. Check out CDNN Sports. I've ordered from them plenty of times before and they're great. They have 1" rings from Target Sports as low as $2.99...

    Target Sports Scope Rings

    They also have the 715t mags in stock...

    Mossberg 715 Tactical 22lr 25rd Factory Mag w/Loader
  8. rcm1201

    rcm1201 Copper BB

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    Re: Type of rings needed to attach optic?

    Awesome! Will any of those rings fit on my 715T? They look very similar to the rings that came on the crossman, except the crossman ones don't fit.

    Sorry for all the ignorance here- I haven't dealt with scopes prior to this
  9. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Re: Type of rings needed to attach optic?

    The air rifle rings use a smaller mount and base compared to that on your 715t. You will be fine with any of the 1" weaver or picatinny style rings in the link...
  10. rcm1201

    rcm1201 Copper BB

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    Re: Type of rings needed to attach optic?

    Great! Thanks again. I'm sure I'll be popping up in here every now and then until I get comfortable with my gun
  11. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Re: Type of rings needed to attach optic?

    We'll be here if you need us.

    Keep us posted on your progress...
  12. Bbqznbeer

    Bbqznbeer .410

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    Re: Type of rings needed to attach optic?

    Keeping safety at a high priority and you'll have the best shooting fun there is...even in your "later" years ;)

    Which rifle do you have ?...with or without carry handle ?
    I use low profile Weaver rings on the carryhandle but I needed a 3/4"riser for the flat-top.
    High profile rings would work , likely, but I liked the "looks"better with the riser.
  13. rcm1201

    rcm1201 Copper BB

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    Re: Type of rings needed to attach optic?

    I have the one with the carry handle. Rings just arrived today so I'll be putting them on tomorrow
  14. colts78

    colts78 .22LR

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    A decent inexpensive red dot scope????

    I'd appreciate any suggestions.
  15. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Re: A decent inexpensive red dot scope????

    Are you looking for an open reflex type red dot or something with an enclosed tube design?

    I've been using this little SightMark reflex sight for over a year now on my 590 and it's held up like a champ...

    Sightmark Mini Shot Holographic Reflex Sight Review
  16. mingaa

    mingaa Raconteur

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    Re: A decent inexpensive red dot scope????

    My observation - the less you spend, the bigger the dot = the shorter the effective range. There may be exceptions but...

    My low buck favorite is Truglo reflex, mid range closed tube Vortex SPARC. I cannot afford the big buck scopes and sights. I look hard for bang for the buck and it's out there.
  17. colts78

    colts78 .22LR

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    Re: A decent inexpensive red dot scope????

    I'll check those out, thanks. I've never had one. which do you guys think targets better and is more accurate, the open or closed sight. I would think it would be easier to target through an open sight but not for sure. If either of you have the 715t how is the carry handle peep sight? After taking it apart it definitely doesn't look like the sturdiest gun built out there :) Thanks again for the info, I'm hoping to answer some questions about it for myself soon. How did I let my girl talk me into selling my house in the woods to move to the city with her? I used to be able to step out my back door and shoot! I guess it has saved me a lot of $ in ammo though :) Have a good one fellas
  18. carbinemike

    carbinemike Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Re: A decent inexpensive red dot scope????

    I can't speak of the models listed above but I like the Bushnell TRS-25 that I have on a Ruger 10/22. It's a 1x tube model with 11 brightness settings and nice positive clicks on the adjustment knobs. Price should be right around $100. The dot is very good in daylight but doesn't appear perfectly round in darkness. It has held up fine to the lower power of a 22LR ammo and has cut the group sizes in half for my son since he doesn't have to line up iron sights and his eye. He practices iron sights on a 22 lever action.

    Good luck and let us know what you decide on!
  19. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Re: A decent inexpensive red dot scope????

    I prefer the open design of reflex sights because they allow for true two eyes open shooting...
  20. trp97

    trp97 .22LR

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    Re: A decent inexpensive red dot scope????

    I picked up a BSA red/green/blue dot sight at Cabela's for 39.99, got it sighted in, works great!

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