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    Good to go

    I recently won an auction for an “unmarked scope in a Williams mount”.
    My assumption was correct in it being a Weaver J2.5…the rear scope ring covered the name. It has a post reticle and a decent image for its age.
    I decided to use my 510 as a test vehicle to see if the scope was good.
    My 510 came to me with 2 D&T holes on the receiver- but till now it’s been scopeless.
    Turns out that a Ruger 10/22 base fit it with just a bit trimmed off for bolt handle clearance.
    It boresighted just fine and after a bit of elevation to allow a six o’clock-it’s good to go.
    It’s NOT a small game scope, but here’s 5 shots on a post it note at 40 yards. The hole on the right is two shots in one hole.
    Now I know the scope is ok so we’ll see what rifle it ends up on.


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    Looks good.

    And that should hold to 'one minute of soda pop can' all day long.
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    So IIRC a J tube Weaver has a 7/8" tube, right? Seems like it would be right at home on a lever action rifle like a Marlin, if you really don't like it on a .22.

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    It’s a 3/4” tube.
    Long ago I had one like this but with crosshairs instead. It was on a 1899 Savage.250-3000 using Stith mounts.
    If I can find the correct mounting screw for my pre 64 Winchester 94, I’ll give this a try on it.
    It came with the Williams mount but the big front screw is for a post 64.


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    I put this can on a thorn limb fifty feet away with the bottom quartering me. That’s five Aguila .22LR high speed hp.
    I’m changing my mind about using it for squirrels; the image in the woods is pretty good for an old little scope.


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    I've never had one, but I have looked through a few scopes with a post reticle. I always envisioned using it as a clearly seen front sight post.

    I would set the POI right at the top of the post, similar to how I sighted my M-14's.

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    That’s the sight picture; a tight 6 o’clock hold.
    If Williams comes up with a correct screw, I’d like to try this on my 94 Winchester for grins.
    Post reticles work great on deer and pigs in my experience.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    It’s a 3/4” tube.
    Long ago I had one like this but with crosshairs instead. It was on a 1899 Savage.250-3000 using Stith mounts.
    If I can find the correct mounting screw for my pre 64 Winchester 94, I’ll give this a try on it.
    It came with the Williams mount but the big front screw is for a post 64.


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    It would be perfect on your pre 64 Winchester 94 !
    Screw should be findable ... Good Luck .

    It looks pretty danged "right" on your 510 ...
    There is just something about the design of older scopes , I don't know , they are just slim and trim and nice , they please the eye and soul .

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    Well, Williams couldn’t help but I did find a screw in the catacombs that worked with help from some JBW and release agent.
    Sighting in was fun with the side mount situation, but I got it done and I’m pleased with the last shot - to see where it prints at 100 yards.
    Back to the loading bench!



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    In earlier days I had a J2.5 atop a Remington 513S.
    Now they just lounge in a drawer awaiting proper attachment.
    Liked the long eye relief on it plus the light gathering under a canopy of trees.
    Made the squirrels stand out!
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by kywoodwrkr View Post
    In earlier days I had a J2.5 atop a Remington 513S.
    Now they just lounge in a drawer awaiting proper attachment.
    Liked the long eye relief on it plus the light gathering under a canopy of trees.
    Made the squirrels stand out!
    thanks
    I’ve found 3/4” scope rings that fit Weaver bases from a company in Oklahoma named Grubee.
    3/4” tip off rings are getting hard to find at a decent price….
    So yes, those old J Weavers are resting in drawers I fear.


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    After ringing a plow disc a few times at 150 yards with the Unique ( Bang, wait, ding!) 1000 fps loads, I tried the hunting load(23grs of 4198) at 100 yards. Six o’clock at the X was the aiming point; some windage correction will be made.
    This is fun. It’s not quick, no cheek weld, but it’s fun.
    I’m thinking of using it for the cousins upcoming doe reduction hunt- it’ll hunt!


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    That brings back memories…I grew up shooting with post reticle scopes. My grandfather put a Weaver 4x on my Marlin 39 and I never looked back. Every rifle in our family which wore a scope had a post. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to find PR’s anymore - they really seem to have fallen out of favor. I’m always looking for clear Weaver or Leupold models at gun shows.

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    Nice little scope. Sweet rifle as well. I had a 510 back when I was a kid. Killed a lot of pop cans and nickles stood up on a fence post.
    If a 41 won't stop it, I wouldn't bet my life on a 44.

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    I use a couple of post reticle scopes for hunting, and they are usually mounted on rifles I use for close range quick shots in heavy foliage. I did try one on one of my 7mm Mags but mounted it upside down so I could holdover if needed.
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    I confirmed the zero at 100 yards with two shots- and I’m tickled about it.
    23 grs of IMR 4198 with a .377” Lee 250 gr PC’d bullet.
    To the hunt!


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    Good Luck on your hunt !
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    Well you cant blame the rifles now.
    I like the post reticles, but have a 2.5 X weaver with a 2 min dot on fine cross hairs on my 22 its really good for yard pests ans squirrels.
    On my hunting rifles I zero at 100 with the bottom reticle of the duplex at 100yds then any thing over 300 I use the cross hairs.

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    I went ahead and bought a set of the GruBee 3/4” rings. I didn’t care much for the side mount situation on the 94 Win.
    I mounted it on my 44-40, and piddling with the adjustments I’ve got it close to where I want it at 40 yards.
    The low bullet hole is a round ball load.


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    In an unrelated Good to go situation; I took a chance on a 3x9 Redfield Widefield at the LGS.
    The power ring cam screw was missing and the power ring just freewheeled without changing the power.
    The owner said $20. The scope is very clear.
    So I bought it.
    I drilled out the stripped threaded hole and retapped it for a larger set screw.
    It works, but it takes a firm twist to go from 3 to 9 and back.
    And it sighted in quickly. Best $20 I’ve spent in a while!



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