Originally Posted by Overkill0084
IMHO, the best choice is to buy one of the models that require drilling and tapping. Mounting a scope to parts that are removed as part of normal maintenance seems a bit self defeating, if one actually cares about maintaining zero. A wobbly scope mount probably ought to not be a scope mount. YMMV.
This covers the subject nicely: http://www.surplusrifle.com/reviews/choatesksscope/
I've used several of the years and the only ones I seen that worked any good at all where the ones that either the drill and tapped type and one or two that had screws that tightened on the receiver. The drill and tap ones should be better and but some don't want t put holes in. The others will mark the receiver but then you have the idea that the marks will allow you to put it in the same place every time so maybe that is a plus.
There just isn't a way to put a scope on in the rear without some pretty big changes. Me, I changed to a TAPCO stock and put a holo red dot on the rail o the gas tube. It' stays put and I don't shoot it at distances where I need any magnification....yet anyway...