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putting a red dot on a revolver

Post by orpheoet on Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:34 am

I thought I'd try using a revolver for centerfire with a red dot. I have a M14-3 that shoots great, how could I get a red dot mounted on it? I also have a newer 686 that I believe would be easier to do this too....Thoughts? It'd be a 30mm Ultradot. Thanks
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Re: putting a red dot on a revolver

Post by Chris Miceli on Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:01 am

Drill and tap then mount 
http://www.jackweigand.com/swhpmnt.html
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Post by Wobbley on Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:21 am

There's also Aimtech.  http://www.aimtech-mounts.com/smith-wesson-revolver-mounts/

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Post by Fire Escape on Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:37 am

The 14-3 may be too old to have the mount hole already drilled and tapped but most of the S&Ws from the last two decades already have an extra hole under the rear sight which will work with the sight mount screw holes themselves to allow a no-gunsmithing installation.

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Post by joy2shoot on Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:48 am

If you remove the rear sight from you 686 and it looks like the picture below, you can use the 'WEIG-A-TINNY' rail without drilling and tapping.
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Re: putting a red dot on a revolver

Post by LenV on Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:06 am

The Weaver base costs a lot less and works great for Bullseye loads. I wouldn't use them on a 460mag but I have them on all my BE revolvers.

http://www.mountsplus.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=MSP&Screen=PROD&Product_code=105-WVR-4800
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Post by dhenry132 on Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:34 pm

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Post by Doug Tiedt on Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:15 pm

LenV wrote:The Weaver base costs a lot less and works great for Bullseye loads. I wouldn't use them on a 460mag but I have them on all my BE revolvers.

http://www.mountsplus.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=MSP&Screen=PROD&Product_code=105-WVR-4800

+1.  Works great on my 686 and I've shot house 357 loads through it without problems.  Wow, I paid almost 4x that amount for the mount some years ago...

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Post by LenV on Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:20 am

Mounts plus is out of stock but Midway still has them.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/1477364308/weaver-top-mount-scope-base-401
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Re: putting a red dot on a revolver

Post by orpheoet on Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:52 am

ordering one, thanks LenV
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Post by LenV on Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:06 am

Don't forget these. That Ultra dot came with vertical split rings. They work but, these work better. Personal opinion.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Weaver-49174-SSimmons-See-Thru-Rings-30mm-Matte-Black-/381844335927?hash=item58e7b22d37:g:GNgAAOSwcUBYI~su
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Re: putting a red dot on a revolver

Post by orpheoet on Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:21 am

Great info^
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