Putting a scope on a Turkish Mauser 8MM

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    Putting a scope on a Turkish Mauser 8MM

    I want to use my Mauser to deer hunt this year. Right now all it has are iron sights. I know squat about mounting a scope.

    First question is what is a decent reliable scope for under $50ish? I want something accurate up to about 300-400 yards give or take.
    I need a railing system of some sort obviously. What is the best kind?
    Lastly, but not required I would like to bore/laser sight the rifle if possible before I take it to the range to make fine adjustments.

    Thanks.

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    I don't think you are going to find anything for under $50 which will hold a zero and let you accurately use that rifle out to 3-400 yards.
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    that ***** kicks. for 50 bucks... good luck...

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    you don't use a laser bore to sight a bolt action in. you take the bolt out, and look through the barrel at something 25 yards away, then bring the scope to it.

    Boresighting a Rifle Scope the Old Fashion Way - YouTube

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    to properly mount it, you will also need to level the scope with soemthing like this (this is an easier method, there are other ways like laser levels on a wall or feeler gauges)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro2A View Post
    I want to use my Mauser to deer hunt this year. Right now all it has are iron sights. I know squat about mounting a scope.

    First question is what is a decent reliable scope for under $50ish? I want something accurate up to about 300-400 yards give or take.
    I need a railing system of some sort obviously. What is the best kind?
    Lastly, but not required I would like to bore/laser sight the rifle if possible before I take it to the range to make fine adjustments.

    Thanks.
    No $50. dollar scope would ever hold up to the recoil of an 8mm round, so plan on spending several hundred dollars for a decent scope the will last.
    Now to mount the scope on a Turkish Mauser you need to find a mount that will work and you will have to dril and tap the reciever for the scope mount, and if you have no experience doing this, then you will need a gun smith to do it.

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    Best way to bore sight a bolt gun is to remove the bolt,and put the gun in a rest,line the center of the bore up where you want the rounds to strike,then adjust elevation and windage knobs til everything lines up,that should get you on paper
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    Consider finding a gunshop with the proper jig for that old Mauser and drill and tap the reciever for some nice rings...throw a servicable simple scope on it...

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