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Old 01-04-2011, 02:03 PM
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Default Scope/Dot Mount for 617

Just got a 617 and love it. But the old eyes need help of scope or dot. S&W makes what I assume is a great scope mount of steel but cost $100. Any recommendations as to a less expensive mount that fits and works well or is it best to "bite the bullet" so to speak and pay the $100. I need to go to a LGS and look through some scopes and dots. I assume the holigraphic dot is very fast on target and great for action shooting like plates? Something like a 2x scope I assumed used for distance more precise shooting? Don't know about the tubed dot. thanks
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Try this link: Smith Wesson scope mount KLN frame

I used these mounts on my Model 29 and they work great.

Good luck with your new toy.
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Default weigand mount

I got mine from weigand combat 30 bucks+shipping very well made and perfect fit on my 617 topped it off with a simmons pro hunter 2-7 pistol scope from optics planet. I am very happy with this combo.
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thanks-just what I need. Now to decide scope or dot
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I use these on my pin guns with no problems! They come in silver and blued! These fit the S&W guns that are drilled and tapped.
Weaver Top-Mount Scope Base #401S Silver - MidwayUSA
And they are cheap!

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I have an Ultra Dot on my 617 and really like it. I forget where I got the mount from, but Midway rings a bell.
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Default dot or scope

If you are looking for fast target accusition get a good red dot, if you want to target shoot for precision get a 2-6 pistol scope.pistol scopes have a long eye relief and require a little more time to get on target.You could do like I did and get both so then you can buy another gun so you can switch them back and forth perhaps a semi-auto 22 ??? ( buckmark ,rugerMKIII !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) I recommend the weigand mount I had a weaver and did not use it there is no comparing between the to the weigand is far superior.You have a $700+ gun don't put. a $6.00 mount on it (just my opinion)

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thanks-just what I need. Now to decide scope or dot
I have a Red Dot on another old non-Smith .22 revolver that I use for squirrel hunting...it does the job but I really like the precision I can get with a scope like what's mounted on my Model 29. I may just remove the Red Dot and buy another scope. If I had to do it all over again I would definitely go with a scope. Just my 1/50th of a dollar.
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I have both "K" an "N" frame S&W's with Red Dots. They are a SUPERIOR set up for target shooting. Here is a 16-4 with Bushnell Red Dot:




Here is a 625-8 JM Special:


The 625-8 has a Weigand base. They are super strong and well built wihtout being "clunky". I can recommend them without reservation. On the late S&W frames, you just remove the rear sight and use the already drilled and tapped holes. Piece of cake!

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For your 617, the Weaver 401 in either silver or black finish is more than enough mount. I use the Weigand scope mount on my magnums. As to the optical sight: I think you will be happiest with the standard "tube style" red dot. The Ultradot's have the best warranty.......lifetime. As a general rule, the 1" tubes have smaller dots. The 30mm tubes have a larger field of view. Most serious bullseye pistol competitors shoot an Ultradot...........either the Matchdot or the 1" 4 minute dot. That said, I have several of the older made in Japan Tasco PDP3's with a 5 minute dot. They have the widest field of view of any 30mm tube that I have shot. Plus, they have a nice round dot. Beware of some of these cheapo Chicom units. You will not be happy with a dot that looks like a starburst, a comma, or a figure eight. As to scopes of 2X or more: Unless you are shooting off a rest most of the time, you will find that while they magnify the target, they also add a new dimension to your "wobble" when shooting off-hand. Whatever you decide.......a .22 handgun with a dot sight makes for plenty of fun!
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all great/useful info.
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