Scoped Double

Discussion in 'Double Rifles' started by AZDAVE, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. AZDAVE

    AZDAVE AH Elite

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2013
    Messages:
    1,447
    Video/Photo:
    142
    Likes Received:
    1,718
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Alaska,lower 48
    Recently picked up a nice Chapuis 8x57rimmed double. It was regulated with a scope and the irons.
    I took it to the range and need to adjust the irons as it hits 4in high and 4 in left at 50. The scope also hits the same POI. The rifle is regulated VERY well with Norma ammo and I am happy with it as I have been looking for a small double for a while. My question for those with a scoped double is that I would like to change the scope from an entry level to a much better scope. The new scope weights 1 oz more, I don't see where changing the scope would cause any problems but all my experience with my other double have been with irons. So those with experience with a scope on a double have you changed out scopes and were there any gottcha's I need to look for? Looking to use it on nocturnal kritters (Small cats) next year. will take the 450/400 for bigger stuff.
     
    PeteG and Mekaniks like this.

  2. Red Leg

    Red Leg AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    Messages:
    4,297
    Video/Photo:
    241
    Likes Received:
    9,146
    Location:
    Texas Hill Country
    Member of:
    SCI DSC life memberships / NRA Patron Life
    Hunted:
    Mexico, Namibia, RSA, Germany, Austria, Argentina, Canada, Mozambique, Spain, US (15 states)
    Any new stress point - scope weight, ring pressure on the bases, etc, can cause a change. However, because your rifle was already equipped with a scope and because you are, I assume, going to do nothing to change the existing bases, I would bet you will be fine. Sounds like a great rifle, and it is a wonderful caliber. It is, of course, the German all purpose hunting round - and like the '06 armed Germany's Army's in both world wars. It will work on those night beasts, and also be a far better choice for any PG than the .450/400. Congrats on the rifle.
     
    AZDAVE likes this.

  3. sierraone

    sierraone AH ENABLER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2013
    Messages:
    3,404
    Video/Photo:
    87
    Likes Received:
    2,923
    Member of:
    Dallas Safari Club, Safari Club Int.
    Hunted:
    USA, RSA, Northwest and Limpopo Provinces
    Congratulations on another double Dave. You are surely increasing your doubles during the time I've known you. Sorry I can't give you any advice, but good luck with the choice of the new scope!
     

  4. AZDAVE

    AZDAVE AH Elite

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2013
    Messages:
    1,447
    Video/Photo:
    142
    Likes Received:
    1,718
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Alaska,lower 48
    @Red Leg Yea the intent is to just take one scope out of the rings while mounted on the rifle and put the new scope in place and torque the screws back down. I know the doubles can be contrary beasts. I have been looking for a while for a 7 or 8 MM rimmed double. Nice to have a small med bore. Attached is a pic. 8x57JRS.jpg
     
    PeteG, cagkt3, ZG47 and 4 others like this.

  5. sierraone

    sierraone AH ENABLER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2013
    Messages:
    3,404
    Video/Photo:
    87
    Likes Received:
    2,923
    Member of:
    Dallas Safari Club, Safari Club Int.
    Hunted:
    USA, RSA, Northwest and Limpopo Provinces
    Wow man, that is a gorgeous double!!!
     
    AZDAVE likes this.

  6. Hunting Sailor

    Hunting Sailor SILVER SUPPORTER AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2016
    Messages:
    320
    Video/Photo:
    12
    Likes Received:
    268
    Location:
    Eastern Cape, South Africa
    Member of:
    SAHGCA
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Sweden, Austria
    Wow! That is beautiful! Well Done man!!!

    //Gus
     
    AZDAVE likes this.

  7. CAustin

    CAustin AH ENABLER BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    May 7, 2013
    Messages:
    13,409
    Video/Photo:
    220
    Likes Received:
    9,613
    Member of:
    Courtney Hunting Club, NRA Life Member, SCI Kansas City Chapter
    Hunted:
    South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Kalahari, Northwest, Limpopo, Gauteng, APNR Kruger Area. USA Georgia, South Carolina, Arkansas, New Mexico, North Carolina and Texas
    Nice rifle Dave! Glad you got it!
     
    AZDAVE likes this.

  8. cagkt3

    cagkt3 AH ENABLER PLATINUM SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2017
    Messages:
    2,734
    Video/Photo:
    86
    Likes Received:
    1,764
    Location:
    Texas
    Member of:
    DSC, SCI - West Texas Chapter, HSC, NRA Life Member, Ducks Unlimited
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Zimbabwe, OK, TX, UT, KS
    Very nice!
     
    AZDAVE likes this.

  9. Shootist43

    Shootist43 AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2015
    Messages:
    4,826
    Video/Photo:
    22
    Likes Received:
    3,975
    Location:
    Grosse Ile, Michigan
    Member of:
    NRA
    Hunted:
    Michigan, Texas, Missouri, Limpopo Province South Africa
    That is a beautiful rifle AZDave, I can see why you wanted to show it off. I hope you are not planning to re-stock it any time soon. LOL
     

  10. tarbe

    tarbe AH ENABLER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2014
    Messages:
    3,810
    Video/Photo:
    86
    Likes Received:
    5,696
    Location:
    Houston, TX and Romance, MO
    Member of:
    NRA Life, Handloaders Anonymous
    Hunted:
    USA, South Africa, Zimbabwe
    :E Drooling:
     

  11. AZDAVE

    AZDAVE AH Elite

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2013
    Messages:
    1,447
    Video/Photo:
    142
    Likes Received:
    1,718
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Alaska,lower 48
    @Shootist43 Well is has a decent bit of firewood for a stock but I think I will keep it:rolleyes: The LOP is 14 3/4 to the front trigger. My normal LOP is 15 1/4 So at some point I will most likely put a recoil pad in place to get a longer LOP. But since my plan is for night kritters, I will most likely have an layer or two on, so will fit correctly for the little colder outerwear till after next years safari.
     

  12. IdaRam

    IdaRam SILVER SUPPORTER AH Elite

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2014
    Messages:
    1,902
    Video/Photo:
    184
    Likes Received:
    3,084
    Location:
    Idaho
    Member of:
    NRA Life Member, NAHC Life Member, SCI, DSC, Wild Sheep Foundation, NSSF
    Hunted:
    Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, California, Alberta Canada, South Africa, Zimbabwe
    Love it! That is a purdy piece of timber.
     

Share This Page

 
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice