The scope I used on my Hunting shotgun finally went south on me. It was a great scope for many years of deer hunting; but like it or not, scopes do bite the dust. I found myself talking to my son-in-law about picking up a new scope and he reminded me that I gave him a scope years ago to use on his shotgun. And since he doesn’t use a shotgun to hunt deer anymore, I could have it back if I needed to use it.
Since I’m always looking for an affordable (cheap/free) option, I jumped on it. The scope in question is a Tasco variable 1.5 – 4.5 power. I recall that I acquired the scope in a trade for a Winchester Speed Pump 12 gauge that was set up for Turkey hunting. Since I didn’t need it for that, I removed the scope and stuck it on a shelf. Several years later the S-I-L needed a scope and it went to him. Now that it’s back in my possession, I’m mounting it on my Mossberg. As you can see in the pics, I’m using the same side-saddle, Weaver S2 mount. And also notice that I’m using a Wheeler Engineering Scope leveling kit. I highly recommend it.
Basically, I’m going from a long eye relief, fixed power scope to a short eye relief variable power scope. But at the end of the day, it’s an inexpensive fix to my problem and will work just fine. Now I have to decide if I’m going to rattle can the scope to match the gun or redo the entire gun? Decisions…
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Freeze is our resident All-American hunter, shooter, gunsmith and military surplus collector. When he is not processing his own game or running the smoker, he focuses on Com-Bloc weapons and Black Powder Shooting.