Nightforce scope in Sako Optilock mounts?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Delta Hunter, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. Delta Hunter

    Delta Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have an idea whether Sako Optilock mounts would be sufficient to hold a 3.5-15x50 (weight 30 oz.) Nightforce scope? I'd eventually like to upgrade to a Near Mfg. rail, but the Optilocks is what I have for now. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Wild_Bill

    Wild_Bill Well-Known Member

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    Hi Delta the thing that makes scopes move is recoil what calibre is it and if it is large like an ultra mag does it have a muzzle break?
    Cheers Bill
    Australia
     

  3. Delta Hunter

    Delta Hunter Well-Known Member

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    It's a .300 Win mag, but I suppose it doesn't matter for now. I've decided not to buy a Nightforce at this time.
     
  4. Wild_Bill

    Wild_Bill Well-Known Member

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    Hi Delta the 300 would be the maximum that the mounts would likely take with that recoil and Nightforce scope weight i would wait until you have all the money for your upgrade including rings and bases and do it all at once.

    Cheers Bill
    Australia