Henry Scope Mount Install

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by stratrider, May 1, 2013.

  1. stratrider

    stratrider New Member

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    I installed my Henry Cantilever Scope mount and rings today and since I've seen a lot of interest in this rifle here I thought I'd share my experience and hopefully make a positive contribution to the forum. Here goes...
    The Golden Boy scope mount, ordered from Henry's website ($27.50). It comes with two set screws and an instruction sheet:
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    The rings. Henry recommends Weaver Style rings:
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    As per Henry's instructions you have to remove the rear site. It is held in place by a tiny set screw and dove tail mount. I used a jeweler's screwdriver for the set screw and had to gently tap the dove tailed sight out. Be careful here...
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    I found it easiest to install the rings on the mount prior to installing the mount on the barrel:
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    More to follow...
     
  2. stratrider

    stratrider New Member

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    Henry's instructions explain that "if your gun came with predrilled holes for the mount, proceed to blah blah blah" If not, you may want the services of a gun smith to drill the required hole. :eek: Mine had the hole already. Yays :p The holes :
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    Test fitted, till Leupold VX-1 2-7x28mm scope arrives. Note, those are one inch scope rings for a one inch tube.
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    O.C.D. kicked in a little soooooo, spares bag for future use?:
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    Scope was due to arrive today by UPS but did not. So much for speedy reliable delivery right? I'll post more once I install the scope.
     
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  3. stratrider

    stratrider New Member

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    Guess what the UPS lady brought today? :D
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    I'd love to go zero it now but it's raining cats n dogs out.
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    I do find that I have to raise my head up a little too much. I'm just breaking my cheek weld when I acquire a good sight picture. That's with low rings too. I'm looking into getting a cheek-piece now. I just don't want to "Bubba" it up too bad, lol. Waddayathink?
     
  4. Txhillbilly

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    Good looking rifle/scope mount.
    There are aftermarket cheek pads that would go well with that rifle,or you can make your own if your good with your hands.
     
  5. langenc

    langenc New Member

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    Ill bet you can get bases to mount that scope directly on the gun and leave out the other piece. Then the scope will be 3/4" or more, lower and as noted a better cheek weld can be accomplished.
     
  6. stratrider

    stratrider New Member

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    Looking through my own pics I see that I actually installed the high rings. I'm going to order some low, weaver style rings to see if that will do the trick. I'll update this when I make the change.