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"Removeable" Scope???

I have a quick question regarding adding and removing a scope.  Every gun I own, once I put a scope on, it stays on.  However, here is my dilemma.  I just won one of the Bushnell scopes.  The only gun I don't have a scope on is my CVA Wolf muzzleloader.  Now, in California, I cannot use a scope for ML season.  However, I figured I could add it in case I hunted out of state, somewhere that they are allowed.

Is there an easy set-up that I can add/remove the scope at my leisure, and not have it affect the iron sights that are on there?  Any type of rings, bases, etc.?

Thanks!

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I doubt that you are going to

I doubt that you are going to find any mounting system that will alow you to remove it and put it back on without having to rezero the scope.  Even the removable scope mounts on a high power rifle the base stays on the rifle when you remove the scope and you wouldn't be able to use the open sights since the mounts will be too high

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I am not worried about having

I am not worried about having to re-zero it.  It would be done rarely enough that I can do that.  I just want to know if there are mounts that are simple to take off.  I have never donw a scope by myself, always had it done at a shop.  I am not sure if it's just as simple as removing some screws and it pops off or not.  I think my ML had pre drilled holes for it.

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Right here

The CVA site recommends rings from right here: http://www.durasight.com/ :thumbsup1:

But, I would be surprised if you didn't already know that!

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Actually, I did not know

Actually, I did not know that.  Thanks Jim. Thumbs up

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With the holes perdrilled all

With the holes perdrilled all you would need to do to remove it once it is mounted is to remove the scope and then pull the mount.  The problem that I see with that is that the screws will have some type of thread locking compound on them and you may have a little bit of trouble getting them out.  As far as mounting it back on or doing it the first time all you need to do is pull the plug screws and clean out the tapped holes and make sure there is no type of grease in them.  Then screw the mount down using some loc-tite on the screw threads.  Then mount the scope.  It wouldn't be that hard just a pain in the back side.

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Cool, thanks for that.  so,

Cool, thanks for that.  so, any standard scopr rings that match up to the holes would work then, I guess?

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You would need a base and

You would need a base and then the rings to mount the scope.  Or you might want to look at this one that Cabela's has.  It may be just what you are looking for. 

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Hunting/Optics/Riflescope-Accessories/Mounts-Bases%7C/pc/104791680/c/104752080/sc/104534280/i/104008680/DuraSight8482-Z2-Alloy8482-Scope-Base-and-Quick-Detach-Ring-Set/705883.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Fhunting-optics-riflescope-accessories-mounts-bases%2F_%2FN-1100058%3Frid%3D20%26WT.srch%3D1%26WT.tsrc%3DPPC%26WT.mc_id%3D58000000000493125%26WT.z_mc_id1%3D39353557

When you detach the scope the base stays on the rifle and you may be able to use the open sights.  Then when you remount the scope you may not loose the zero on it. 

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Thnaks!  That's almost

Thnaks!  That's almost exactly what I was looking for.   I'll just have to see what the clearance is on the base to make sure it does not interfere with the iron sights.

Appreciate it!

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I got beat to the punch. I've

I got beat to the punch. I've seen scopes that are detachable, primarily designed for dangerous game guns so you can use a scope or take it off quickly in close quarters.

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