- Color: Black Matte
- Profile: High
- Size: 1" Rings
- Overall Length: 4.75"
- Distance between rings: 3.5"
- Fits 11mm Dovetail
- Features a.025" ElevationCompensation for Barrel Droop
- Construction: Aircraft-grade Aluminum
- 2 hex screws per ring (installed)
- 4 hex screws secure base to scope rail (installed)
- 2 Recoil Stop Pins (installed)
- Hex Wrench for adjustments
- Mounts1 Piece
- Rail11mm Dovetail
- Tube Size1"
- Warranty30 Day Limited
That said, it is still a beautiful and functional product.
So, when mounting to a ROUND TOP RAIL, you will have a difficult time securing the mount.
I was finally able to secure the mount, but it require significant effort.
The key was to keep the alignment pin nearly fully retracted while ensuring the fixed side of the mount was in the rail before attaching the removable side of the mount.
This means doing a careful visual alignment to ensure you'll be able to engage the alignment pin later.
Also, don't tighten the mount until you're sure the alignment pin is aligned.
This all works better if you have a rifle stand or another set of hands.
First, more info should be posted in the specs for this item. One really important piece of info would be the overall length. I looked on many sites but the manufacturers info was the same on all of them. Because the outer ring edges are the same as the overall length it makes it even more important, simply because it will let you know how much room you have (or dont have) for eye relief adjustment.
The overall length of this single piece mount is four and three quarter inches (4 ). I am not going to mention which air rifle I mounted this on for a few reasons. The first one being that you need to measure the dovetail groove lengths on your own rifle before ordering. For my air rifle it is not a good fit. Even by removing the scope stop from the rifle (the only way the mount would fit), I have no room to slide the mount forward or backward. Certainly the dovetail grooves are longer than four and three quarter inches (4 ) however there is a distance on each end of the grooves that is unusable. The lead-in and lead-out ends of the grooves leave barely enough room for this mount. If you try to cheat at either end a little bit you are going to change windage and/or elevation.
Even if you decide to remove the scope stop from the rifle to get the mount placed properly you may still have another problem.
From outer ring edge to outer ring edge is four and three quarter inches (4 ). My Hawke Airmax EV has a tube length of five inches (5). This leaves a total of one fourth of an inch () for eye relief adjustment, this is not enough.
I also would like to have seen four screws on each scope ring but they were probably thinking of the overall weight.
Something else that struck me as odd was the three different size hex wrenches (Allen Wrenches). The scope mount, scope ring and scope mount stud stops are all different sizes. Seems that at least two of these could have been the same size but thats just getting picky.
This appears to be a solid mount albeit fit and finish seemed a little lacking for RWS. However the price is right if you have a scope with a very long tube that you need to mount to an air rifle with very long dove tail grooves. If you have an RWS air rifle it is probably a perfect fit as far as mounting to the rifle but there still may be a scope issue. I did use the mount and it did seem to lock down very well with the four mounting screws. The .025 compensation is a nice feature for break-barrel air guns. I also have a feeling that even with removing the scope stop from the rifle, with care in tightening and some Loctite Blue, everything would have stayed in place. In my case I simply did not have enough eye relief adjustment.
I snugged the rail screws down while keeping forward pressure on the mount and gave them a final tightening to 40 inch pounds each. I then set the scope in the rings and adjusted for eye relief. Once done, I snugged the rings down just enough so I could align the cross hairs and make them level to the rifle. Once level was achieved, I tightened the rings down keeping an even gap on both sides between the top and bottom of the rings.
I set a zeroing target out 10 yards in the backyard and began to shoot. After 10 shots and a few clicks, I placed the last 4 all within the circumference of a dime. I'd say that's not too bad for starters.
By Jim from Hutchinson Kansas on June 5, 2012
By Trevor from New York on May 15, 2012
By Staff on May 16, 2012
Answer:This can be used on any rifle that has a dovetail rail.
so yes, it can be used on NON-RWS rifles.