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Posted: 9/7/2005 10:04:33 AM EDT
I am looking at scoping a 629 for hunting. Easy, hard? Recommend it? Find a gun pre-drilled for scope base?
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 9:07:17 PM EDT
I bought a used 629 with a scope already mounted on it. After a while I wanted to take it off but I didn't have the rear sight and there was two holes drilled on the top of the gun which to me would have been an eyesore. So basically, If I wanted another scoped revolver then I wouldn't want aftermarket holes drilled in my gun.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 11:25:21 PM EDT
All the 629's produced in the last 15 years are already drilled for a scope base.

The standard rear iron sight uses the foremost front hole for the base mount, and the other two mounting holes/locations are under the rear sight base (you just remove the rear sight and install the scope base in its place).

As for a base/ring set, there are standard types that use both locking rings, and there are front lock ring front with the rear ring using two opposing screws for a windage adjustment. I have used both, and they both have there pros and cons.

As for my current 629-4 set up, it's a 8 3/8" barrel, Burris mount and ring (windage adjustable rear ring) and a 4X leopold (but if I snap another burris rear ring windage adjuster screw, I will be going back to a leopold base and ring set).
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 5:46:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2005 5:50:49 AM EDT by nyeoj]
I have a 629 Power Port and it is a fine piece of work. It is not as impressive as any of the 454s but it is still a real hand gun as it rides in a holster and doesn't demand a sling, bipod or wheels of any kind to move it.

It will do 6 inches at 50 yards with open sights so I use it when I'm in the thick.

If you scope it, it starts getting heavy quick and you might as well cary a small rifle to cover the distance.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 6:50:42 PM EDT
I have a Model 629 Classic with the 6" barrel. Using AE .44 magnum 240 gr. JHP loads with the iron site and Hi-Viz front sight my 18 year old son can routinely hit stationery sporting clays at 75 yards 90% of the time.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 11:50:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 11:52:11 PM EDT by VBC]
Apparently, there is a difference between the Classic or regular 629. Yes, both are pre-drilled in the last 15 years or so.

I believe Burris and Tasco are the only ones who make scope mounting bases that will fit the Classic. Burris model is LU-SWC (not LU-SW). The "C" is important since it's for the Classic 629. The other mounts which are specified for N frame or regular 629, apparently don't fit the Classic.
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