I've had my K-31 for a while now and decided I want to start doing some longER range shooting, probably under 400, maybe even 300yd shooting. I know its not really "long range" but the longest I've shot this rifle at is probably 150yards. So I am buying the reloading dies and I want to get a scope on it.
Here are my questions:
1) On midway, there are two sets of dies offered for it. One is for the .308" bore, one for the .299" bore. I have been firing the standing GP11 7.5X55 ammo imported straight from switzerland. I believe is the .299 bore, does anyone know?
2) Can someone reccomend a decent scope for the range stated that will maintain zero with the recoil of this rifle? Its not a .50BMG but its my largest caliber rifle currently and the only other scope I own is for my .22 and I doubt it would hold a zero. Price range on the scope is preferably around the $120 range but I guess I can stretch to 150 if necessary.
3) Has anybody used winchester .284 brass and resized it for their K31? Its something I read about recently and was wondering if there were any advantages/disadvantages when compared to regular (boxer primed) 7.5X55 swiss. Is it just cheaper to use .284 brass?
Thanks in advance,
Last edited by twisterx44; 12-21-2008 at 04:43 PM.
check out the S&K website. They sell scope mounts that replace the rear sight. This means no drilling or tapping, so you don't change the rifle in any manner. You can always put it back whenever it pleases you. You have to use a long eye relief scope (like 11" long), but it's something I'm considering for my newly acquired K31.
Farmer, one other thing I didn't mention. I'm left handed so a scope offset to the left side of the rifle my be a bit awkward. That was why I liked the idea of the S&K mount. I'm sure there are other options, maybe even better ones.