Mosin Scope Mount Guide
Mosin scope mounts are a must-have for any serious collector of Russian arms. This company has been manufacturing firearms and other firearms paraphernalia for over a century, and the scope mount is an important accessory to their products. Many people who collect Russian arms find themselves asking the same question, what is the best way to hang my scope? There are four types of Mosin scope mount that they offer.
First, you can get proper eye relief on your Mosin scope mount by getting a Picatinny rail system. If you do not have a rail system on your scope, you can still attach it to your rifle with a simple screw thread. This type of mount allows you to place it just about anywhere on your rifle.
Another type of Mosin scope mount is the Ati Mosin Nagant Mount. This particular design is unique among the Mosin brands in that it does not feature a buttstock but rather a sling. To attach this particular mount, you must attach it to the bottom part of your receiver using a buttstock screw. On the positive side, the design is actually quite easy to use.
The third type is the Ati Flip Down Mount. The design of this mount allows it to be attached either to the top or bottom of your receiver. For some reason, I found that on some early model mosin scopes, this did not work very well. However, later versions seem to be fixed that issue. On the downside, this particular design does not offer much eye relief. If you are looking to have a little more room with your scope, this is probably not the way to go.
The last type I'll discuss is the brass stacker mounts. These are often considered the easiest of all the different Mosin scope mounts to adjust. Like a lot of rifle scopes, the elevation and windage adjustments are usually one button clicks to make. The elevation and windage adjustment knobs are also situated conveniently on the side of the scope itself. This type of mount has become a lot easier to obtain, as well.
A final type that I'll talk about are the stamped steel, molybdenum, alloy steel and aluminum molybdenum scope mounts. These are a bit more expensive than the other two, but I feel they are worth it. The molybdenum mounts tend to be stiffer than most other models. Since they are a bit more expensive, you will typically get a much longer warranty with them. The molybdenum can actually come in two flavors, one is the molybdenum orange glass which has been treated with a UV stabilizer and one is the molybdenum black glass.
All three of these different styles of scope mounts have their advantages and disadvantages. The molybdenum is the best option if you are looking for a long term use m-type scope on a budget. The other two options should be considered for use in semi-automatic or fully automatic rifles. The brass stacker go low scout mount will work on any rifle although you may not get the accuracy that you will get with the other two models. I personally would rather get the molybdenum orange glass than the black glass but that's just me.
Hopefully this article gave you a good starting point in selecting your own scope mount. If you are still having trouble deciding which one to go with, then you should definitely check out the Nagant scope rings. They have an entire line of scope mounts made from Nagant brass. You can choose from black oxide, rosewood, and stainless steel. I have personally tried the stainless steel ring and the rosewood mount and they worked great on my rifle.