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    Scope on Buckmark

    I just acquired a Buckmark Camper for target and fun shooting. I may get a red dot scope for it (Cabelas has the Bushnell Trophy which gets good reviews).

    I am fairly new to pistol shooting. Will I need to mount a rail on the gun to mount a scope?

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    Yes you'll need a mounting rail.








    You bought a great gun.

    You'll really enjoy it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by smlranger View Post
    I just acquired a Buckmark Camper for target and fun shooting. I may get a red dot scope for it (Cabelas has the Bushnell Trophy which gets good reviews).

    I am fairly new to pistol shooting. Will I need to mount a rail on the gun to mount a scope?
    From what I can see looks like you will need a rail. Maybe someone else can chime in. I do know I had a BSA Red Dot on a Crossman .22 pellet gun and though it was a relatively inexpensive sight, it was very accurate and reliable.
    Good luck,
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    +1 eliewolfe

    They are very accurate

    Be prepared to be asked to shoot your .22 when you go to the range.

    Everybody asks about my scoped .22 and wants to try it.

    It's great fun.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dondavis3 View Post
    Yes you'll need a mounting rail.








    You bought a great gun.

    You'll really enjoy it.

    Thanks for the quick and helpful response. Any recommendations for a rail and a red dot scope? I don't want to spend a bundle at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smlranger View Post
    Thanks for the quick and helpful response. Any recommendations for a rail and a red dot scope? I don't want to spend a bundle at this point.
    The key thing now is to do your homework, and make sure the Scope you get will match up to the rail you get. I once had a problem by assuming everything was for Weaver style usage. As a result I got a rail from one place, and the sight from another with no cross reference. Result, I didn't "fit" and I was not able to get a refund. Sold it at a loss. The gentleman with the photo seems to have exactly what you need. I would research a little before buying. Good luck!
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    You want to buy a high quality rail - don't scrimp on this.

    I bought mine from Tactical Solutions - : (866) 333-9901 = The Buck Mark Integral Rail incorporates the rear sight into the rail - this rail has the adjustable rear sights cost $65.00 - I talked talk to either Lon - Keith.

    With this high quality rail almost any optic's will fit on it.

    Good luck, it's loads of fun.


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    Agree I don't want to scrimp. Browning has this scope rail on their website...$35.00. Any reason why that would not do the trick?

    Buck Mark Scope Base, 22 buckmark rifle scope base bases ring rings, Browning Shooting Accessory Product

    This is the red dot I have in mind (I am a real Cabela's fan and have some points I can use):

    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Bushn...All%20Products

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    The rail will work, but you wont have a adjustable rear sight for the times you want to shoot w/o the rail on.

    At least it doesn't look like it.

    The only thing I can say about any scope is that you need to figure out how close you can zero it in and how close can you focus it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dondavis3 View Post
    The rail will work, but you wont have a adjustable rear sight for the times you want to shoot w/o the rail on.

    At least it doesn't look like it.

    The only thing I can say about any scope is that you need to figure out how close you can zero it in and how close can you focus it.

    OK, good advice. I need to call Browning about that rail. I am suspicious that they list it as a 'rifle' scope base and Browning does make a Buckmark rifle. I need to confirm it will fit the pistol.

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    The rail is available at Midway USA. Prior post is correct about not having a rear sight with the rail attached. I looked far and wide for a rear sight that would mount onto the rail and work with the gun but have come up empty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dsig1 View Post
    The rail is available at Midway USA. Prior post is correct about not having a rear sight with the rail attached. I looked far and wide for a rear sight that would mount onto the rail and work with the gun but have come up empty.
    I may be a bit late here, but Cabela's latest catalog has a real nice "Conversion Kit" for the Buckmark.
    As one option they list a Picatinny Scope Base with built in adjustable rear sight. You might want to check that out, though it is 75 buckaroos!
    Good luck,
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    smlranger

    If you look at my original post - my rail has the rear adjustable sight.

    I'd suggest you buy one with the rear adjustibale sight.

    It'll save you a lot of taking the rail off & on. IMHO


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    Quote Originally Posted by EliWolfe View Post
    I may be a bit late here, but Cabela's latest catalog has a real nice "Conversion Kit" for the Buckmark.
    As one option they list a Picatinny Scope Base with built in adjustable rear sight. You might want to check that out, though it is 75 buckaroos!
    Good luck,
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    Thanks. I'll check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dondavis3 View Post
    smlranger

    If you look at my original post - my rail has the rear adjustable sight.

    I'd suggest you buy one with the rear adjustibale sight.

    It'll save you a lot of taking the rail off & on. IMHO

    That's what I've been looking for. I have a HiViz front sight like yours. How is the height? Do you need to take the whole bead into the groove for your sight picture?

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    NO offense to those who want to scope this gun, but for me I can shoot this gun at 50 yards and place my shots in the same hole all day long without any optics. I am 63 years old with less than perfect eyesight and this gun is by far the most accurate shooter I own.

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    @ Dsig1

    I think you're asking when I'm using the iron sites? What's my sight picture?

    I don't know

    Since I put the optic's on I've never used the iron sights .

    Everyone enjoys the optic's so much, I've never taken them off since installing them.

    I'm sure I will some day, but not yet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zebramochaman View Post
    NO offense to those who want to scope this gun, but for me I can shoot this gun at 50 yards and place my shots in the same hole all day long without any optics. I am 63 years old with less than perfect eyesight and this gun is by far the most accurate shooter I own.
    Well, I am 60 years old with less than perfect eyesight and I can't even see a .22 hole at 50 yards.
    That's some mighty fine shooting there pardner. What ammo do you use? And what size is that 50 yard group, seems like it would be about 1/2"?
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    Boy, do I have a long way to go! I'm new, but I'm only doing 4-5" groups at about 15 yards with my Buckmark. Methinks its time for a shootin' lesson! It would also help if indoor ranges weren't so damn dark and I could actually see the iron sights! A Hi-Viz front is in my near-term shopping list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clockworkjon View Post
    Boy, do I have a long way to go! I'm new, but I'm only doing 4-5" groups at about 15 yards with my Buckmark. Methinks its time for a shootin' lesson! It would also help if indoor ranges weren't so damn dark and I could actually see the iron sights! A Hi-Viz front is in my near-term shopping list.
    Here's another sharpshooters report:
    On a really good day on my part, consistently putting 10 shots (from a rest) into a quarter sized hole or smaller, at 25 yards is possible with either line. All my Rugers have passed my informal "shoot a penny off-hand at 50 yard" test, but none of my Buckmarks have yet. Since most sane people don't try to hit a penny at 50 feet off-hand, much less 50 yards, this isn't usually a concern for most, but it does show what a Ruger can do.

    This guy says the Ruger is even MORE accurate. Sheeesh, I need one of these!
    Eli

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