Accushot Weaver/Picatinny Scope Mounts
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- Last updated: 14/12/2016
Quality scope mounts are a vital part of any shooting system, and until now scope mounts for Weaver/Picatinny rails have been expensive. Coming from the airgun side of the fence and then getting heavily into firearms it has always been galling to me that a scope and mounts for the “big stuff” costs so much more than the equivalent for an air rifle.
Ramsbottom have been solely into airguns and their accessories for some 30 odd years. But now JSR have come up with a cost effective solution and are marketing four Weaver/Picatinny rail scope mounts for firearm use, along with their airgun mounts and scopes.
Branded under the “Accushot” name there are two sets each for 25mm and 30mm diameter bodied scopes. They have design elements more normally seen on much more costly rings. All four sets are two piece double clamp types, i.e. they all have four Allen screws on the top clamping ring of each of the two mounts in each set. An Allen key and a spare screw is included in each blister pack. The spare is a nice touch, as over the years I have lost countless Allen screws, especially when changing or adjusting scopes and their mounts in the field.
The other well thought out piece of design is that the inside of the extruded aluminium rings are lined with a cushioning material, which protects the body of the scope from damage caused by over tightening the clamping screws. On the high types it’s possible to see the open sights through the mounts, but this will only work if you using a scope with a small objective diameter. As with all Weaver/Picatinny mounts the rail clamping screw slots into the grooves of the rifles scope rail to form an integral anti-recoil system.
The top section of the mount rings is flat so a bubble level can be rested to aid the accurate mounting of the scope rings. A really good feature is the large nut on the single rail clamping screw. This is more usually seen on more expensive mounts. You can either use a small spanner or wrench to tighten the mounts onto your guns rails or there is a small hole on the body of the nuts into which the allen key supplied can be inserted and the allen key used as additional leverage to tighten the nut. Either way, do not over do the clamping part of the scope mounting process.
An Unbeatable Price
The 25mm mounts come in blue packaging and are available in medium (up to 45mm objective scope diameter) and high profile (up to 56mm objective size). The 30mm diameter mounts are in orange blister packs and also come in two sizes - medium and high. Between them they should cater for around 90% of the scope types out there.
As for the price of these mounts, they are extraordinarily inexpensive. As JSR say in their advert - “Accushot, the best value for money quality mounts or your money back”.
The 25mm mounts are an incedible £14.95 for the medium size and £15.95 for the high version. The 30mm mounts are just £19.95 for the mediums, with the high mounts being the most ‘expensive’ at £20.95.
I have already used the mounts for attaching a Simmons Whitetail on a GSG AK-47 for a review (featured in last month’s GunMart) and I won a mini rifle event when I shot for the test. I rate them for price and the results I have had with them speak for themselves. So, firearms accuracy doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and in this Yorkshireman’s book that’s a real winner.