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Encore scope base

Old 07-29-2008, 04:49 PM
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Any recomendations for a good scope base. I just bought a scope kit from TC and cant figure out how these bases are suppose to sit. Theres 2 pieces to it. Its called Gorilla rings/base. Anyone use them? I know this sounds stupid but am I suppose to remove the rear sight? Never had trouble mounting a scope before. I also cant find the scope kit listed on there site anywhere. It was only 45$ I figured id use the scope one season then throw it on a .22. I know you get what u pay for. I havent muzzleloadered much so any information is appreciated. Oh btw its a 209x50 encore.
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:59 PM
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Warne one-piece http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=120316&t=11082005 matte and gloss also available but on backorder

Warne QD rings http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=930489&t=11082005 silver and gloss also available but might be on backorder

OR.... PeepRib with matching Interlock rings or the Warne QD rings http://www.eabco.com/Muzzleloader03.htm

OR... http://www.strattoncustom.com/pages-main/category-5_20/scope-bases-stratton-custom.html?zenid=993df2f3eb0276b9a47d9be38592e53e
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:47 AM
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From the T/C catalog page 74:
No.7429 MAXIMA™ BASE, ENCORE & OMEGA, 1 PC. MATTE BLUED
No.9911 MAXIMA™ BASE, ENCORE & OMEGA, 1 PC. HARDWOODS CAMO

I got mine at WalMart.
T/C catalog pdf file, about 85MB.
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:48 AM
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I had the 2 piece scope mount, and it wouldn't work, I had to go to a 1 piece mount.
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:04 AM
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This looks interesting and I always liked a back up aiming system. Antone have any experience pro/con w/ this?

PeepRib with matching Interlock rings or the Warne QD rings http://www.eabco.com/Muzzleloader03.htm


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Old 07-30-2008, 11:02 AM
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The only one I know of that had one of those and gave account of its performance was Big6x6, admin over at Modern Muzzleloader. He seemed to like it a lot on his Omega X7. You might venture over there and ask him about his thoughts on the sight/base.
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Old 07-30-2008, 12:19 PM
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I have an Encore.Go with the above advise and get the WARNE base and rings.I had trouble with my set up until I got the Warne's and now I use Warne rings and bases on all my guns.I have had Weaver and Leupold but all I use now is the Warne's.
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:54 PM
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IMO the Warne system is the best. The base is a longer base so you have more adjustment. It is a good piece of steel, not aluminum. The rings are good and solid. Below is a side by side picturewith the Leupold base. You can clearly see that the Warne is longer, and has more options. Tom.


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Old 07-30-2008, 03:50 PM
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Thanks for all the info guys, its appreciated.
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