3 hole base on a 4 hole pistol

Discussion in 'Specialty Handgun Hunting' started by Sharpshooter243, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Sharpshooter243

    Sharpshooter243 Well-Known Member

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    There seems to be more three hole bases than four hole bases for xp-100's does it matter is i use a three hole on a four? or could I have a gunsmith switch it to a remington 700 screw spacing
     
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  2. osprey176

    osprey176 Member

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    Three screws should hold your base just fine unless you are using a very heavy recoiling caliber.In that case,the TSOB mount with three rings and four screws are your best bet.Don't use the Redfield style mounts on the hard kickers,as they pull the rear mounts out of the base.I learned all this the hard way with a .444 Contender.