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Old January 24th, 2017, 07:45 AM   #1
 
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How to mount a non-tube style red dot to a 77/357?

The catch here is that I have no desire to use the Weigand Ruger to Weaver adapter. Tried it. It puts the sight too high to suit me and makes the gun handle like a pig. Wondering if there are any alternatives.



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Old January 26th, 2017, 10:07 AM   #2
 
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Looks like this is not doable. I'm willing to go to a tube style rds at this point and mount with the included scope rings.

I won't be spending Aimpoint money on this. But a lesser tube style dot would be acceptable. If anyone has mounted one like this I'd like to know what kind so I have good fit.

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Old January 26th, 2017, 04:34 PM   #3
 
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I am not familiar with the 77/357, but if it uses the standard Ruger scope rings I think a Burris mount for their FastFire would work.

Burris® FastFire Reflex Red-Dot Sight Mounting Plates 410326, 410322, 410336, 410323, 410335, 410327, 410324, 410329, 410330, 410321, 410328, 410332, 410333, 410334, 410325, 410331. Burris® Red Dot Sight Accessories.

This is the same M77 mount which also works on the SBH Hunter :

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The FastFire setup is one I considered. It's more than I want to spend but I'm still considering it.

I have a PA micro dot not doing anything at the moment. Would've preferred to use that.
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None that I have been able to find. I used the Burris Weaver to Ruger adapter and it does mount it high. Just what you have to contend with if you want a red dot scope. The only 1" tube red dot scope I could find to work with the Ruger rings had a real bad review by many people so I stayed away from it and got a Bushnell. Good luck.
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Going to have to correct myself. there are more 1" tube red dot scopes out there than I had been able to find, of course they are expensive but they are out there.
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I was going to use the Vortex Strikefire II with a 30mm Ruger scope ring. I have the ring but havent purchased the red dot. I am some what concerned about the stability of this setup. One Ruger ring holding the Strikefire looks less than ideal, but Vortex does sell it that way. Maybe thats y i am taking my time purchasing the Strikefire.
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I was going to use the Vortex Strikefire II with a 30mm Ruger scope ring. I have the ring but havent purchased the red dot. I am some what concerned about the stability of this setup. One Ruger ring holding the Strikefire looks less than ideal, but Vortex does sell it that way. Maybe thats y i am taking my time purchasing the Strikefire.
Funny this thread resurfaced. I was looking into the same thing. It may not help me, but it may help you. I emailed Vortex and directly asked them if it was OK to mount the Strikefire 2 in a single Ruger 30mm ring. They gave it the OK, said it should be fine.

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Thanks for reaching out. You should be fine using other 30mm rings as long as they are no wider than the provided ring and at least 0.97” off the base to center of the ring. If you have any other questions, please let us know.
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Cool thanks for the heads-up.
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