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#191365 - 03/30/18 01:03 PM Scope Base For Smith & Wesson
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I have a Smith & Wesson 686 with factory drilled and tapped holes for optics. It has a 6" barrel and is heavy enough that 357 magnum loads do not kick all that much.

I want to mount a scope and try it for whitetail this year, and also am thinking of giving silhouette a try. Looking on line I see everything from Weaver bases that only cost $10 to more costly bases such as Leupold. I don't mind saving money but I don't want something that will not be secure, or will mar the gun.

Recommendations please?

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#191370 - 03/30/18 02:02 PM Re: Scope Base For Smith & Wesson [Re: spinsail]
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http://www.jackweigand.com/scope.html

Ive used these when mounting optics on Ruger's. Im very pleased with them.

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#191373 - 03/30/18 03:06 PM Re: Scope Base For Smith & Wesson [Re: Brenden]
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X2 for Jack Weigand S&W bases.

Best of luck with whatever you decide.

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Edited by Darrell H (03/30/18 05:22 PM)

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#191395 - 03/30/18 11:36 PM Re: Scope Base For Smith & Wesson [Re: Darrell H]
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Thanks guys.

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#191398 - 03/31/18 12:07 AM Re: Scope Base For Smith & Wesson [Re: spinsail]
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Not sure but I think I have a Leupold base rings for an N frame. Not sure if it would fit an L frame. If so, it's yours for the asking.
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#191406 - 03/31/18 08:47 AM Re: Scope Base For Smith & Wesson [Re: spinsail]
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The Wigand mounts are great. I would suggest them. Additionally, a standard Weaver style mount should work fine on your Smith.
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#191407 - 03/31/18 09:23 AM Re: Scope Base For Smith & Wesson [Re: spinsail]
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I have three Weigand bases mounted on 629's with no issues so far. I use them with Leupold Rifleman vertical split rings, or Kwik-site vertical split rings. These rings are light weight and low profile. I usually install 3 per scope, not that you would need 3 on a 357 mag, but I like the way it looks. When you go to Jack's website you'll see that the same mount fits L and N frames.

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#191410 - 03/31/18 09:49 AM Re: Scope Base For Smith & Wesson [Re: magman]
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 Originally Posted By: magman
Not sure but I think I have a Leupold base rings for an N frame. Not sure if it would fit an L frame. If so, it's yours for the asking.


Wow, that is really kind of you magman. I would love those. I will check on the fit.

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#191417 - 03/31/18 11:57 AM Re: Scope Base For Smith & Wesson [Re: spinsail]
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Let me know.
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#191437 - 03/31/18 05:41 PM Re: Scope Base For Smith & Wesson [Re: magman]
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PM sent magman.

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