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Old 02-18-2012, 07:35 PM   #1
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I have a Remington target master 510 and I want to mount a scope but the receiver is not tapped... Ideas?

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Old 02-18-2012, 07:53 PM   #2
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A few years back I decided I wanted to scope my 512 Sportmaster too. There were many of them made, so I wasn't worried about the collector value of it.

Once that decision was made I obtained two Weaver #43 scope bases and had my local gunsmith drill & tap the receiver and mount the bases for me. The scope bases were about $12 and the gunsmith charged me $50 for his sevices. The Weaver #43's are the ones that will fit your 510 too. Some folks have used JB Weld or Locktite-Black to glue them in place too with good results.

After that, getting a scope and rings installed by myself was easy. I used some 1" B-square, medium ht. rings with a 1" offset on the rear ring to provide bolt clearance. It all works great and I'm really happy with the results.

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Here's another shot of my 512 from the other side:

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Good lookin rifle snake. Drilling and tappin would be your best bet unless you can find a smith that will dove tail it for you.

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I like the JB weld idea, I would just need to mount a rail or something right?

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I like the JB weld idea, I would just need to mount a rail or something right?
Yes but as a smith id advise against that route

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Ok thanks :-)

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Ok thanks :-)
It shouldnt cost you very much to have a good smith drill and tap your reciever for you. Where are you located?

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It shouldnt cost you very much to have a good smith drill and tap your reciever for you. Where are you located?

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Nevermind that last question talk to durangokid about a good smith

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