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Posted: 8/8/2005 10:05:40 PM EDT
I think I'm going to run a simmons pro diamond in a larue SPR mount for my dissy. Am I nuts for doing this?
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 10:07:36 PM EDT
Pretty much No seriously getting a good mount is never a bad idea. You can always upgrade the optic.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 3:13:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By YELLOWV:
Pretty much No seriously getting a good mount is never a bad idea. You can always upgrade the optic.


i have a problem with putting a scope/mount combo that cost way more than the rifle
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 3:18:11 AM EDT
Yep Crazy.


Naaah. It's your money like they all said, you can buy better optics later.

Link Posted: 8/9/2005 5:14:30 AM EDT
You can put thousands of dollars into an optic, but if your mount is crappy it doesn't matter. No your not crazy. Would you set a perfect diamond in a tin ring?
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 7:40:05 AM EDT
Crazy? Naah. You can replace the scope later, and maybe reuse it on another gun down the line.. Or you might just find that the combo does what you want it to do and be satisfied.. Wonders never cease
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 7:44:45 AM EDT
It would be crazy to let the mount go unused!
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 7:45:30 AM EDT
I have the same scope with the same mount sitting here, although I didnt mount the prodiamond (said screw it and got a accupoint) I dont see it as being crazy.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 7:50:07 AM EDT
Well, I hate to admit it but I spent about $400 for a scope mount that I use on my Varmint rifle. The varmint rifle is a Remington 700 in 243 (so short action) and I had this monster 8-40x56 (w/ 30mm tube) scope I wanted to use...

I had US Optics build me a custom scope base that extends well out over the barell to allow me proper eye relief... I also have a set of US Optics rings (Guess another $200 or so in those) so I have about $600 invested in mounts for a scope that only costs about $350 or so...

But, the darned scope hits what I am pointing at and while the optics may not be the best glass they really are pretty darned good and I can splatter a chuck at 500-yrds so I have never replaced the scope with a better one... A good mount will help any scope... a poor mount will make a great scope look like a POS if you don't know the mount is the problem...
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 7:53:20 AM EDT
Yes. You are totally insane. If you did that it would look like this:

And you wouldn't want that. Please send the scope and mount to me, so you won't be tempted.

Link Posted: 8/9/2005 8:13:12 AM EDT
I'd say your definately not crazy. Buying a good mount is never a bad idea, and can always be used later., but if you wanted to go a little cheaper and still have a good mount for your less expensive optic, this works great.

YHM 5" extension $30, Weaver rings $20. Same price as the scope

Link Posted: 8/9/2005 8:22:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 8:39:57 AM EDT
how is the Simmons Pro Diamond ?
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 8:43:42 AM EDT
Do any of you guys with the Simmons Pro Diamond participate in 3-gun matches? If so, how do they fair compared to the higher priced optics?

Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:06:14 AM EDT
i going with the simmons after reading the postive comments made by 3 gun shooters
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:04:51 AM EDT
Would you put a Yugo engine in a farari?

But on the other hand. you should buy a house with a garage before the fancy car right?
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:16:27 AM EDT
No. That's what I did a few months back.

Then I bought a Leupold 1.5-5X20mm PR/T when I found a real good deal.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 1:18:27 PM EDT
you arnt by chance going to be acquiring this setup from ebay are you? If your not I swear the exact same setup you are describing is or very recently was on sale.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 1:28:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 1:43:22 PM EDT
I agree with everybody else...you're not crazy at all. You can upgrade the glass at the time and place of your choosing.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 6:33:06 PM EDT
Get a good mount before a good optic, if you have to choose. There's nothing worse than putting a good optic on el-cheapo rings. It doesn't help you perform one bit.

Be sure that your optic fits your missions, and don't fear spending much on the optic and mount if you really need it. A rule of thumb many hunters I know use is "spend at least as much on the scope/rings as you do on the rifle".

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