My son... headed off to Marine boot in a few months, is thinning his possessions and getting things in order. There's a lot that goes along with that.... and this post isn't about such things. I mention it only to say... he dropped off a few boxes of shooting/and reloading items for me to deal with. Use or get rid of.. whatever I wish.
In one box, I found a rifle scope. It's a Burris 2x7, with Burris rimfire mounts. It is, in fact, the scope I mounted on a Savage .22 bolt action I gave him when he was 16 years old.
I don't know if he recalls that, or knows it was in the box. In either case, it's not going away. I'll keep it forever. *I* remember it, and it means something to me.
Today I looked at the scope, and considered mounting it on my own Savage rimfire rifle. Sentimentalist that I am, I had given him a rifle close to one I owned myself. Thinking about it, I wondered if it might fit my CZ 452 Trainer.
CZ uses an unusual spacing on it's receiver grooving for scope mounting. It's different than American specification rifles. Not a lot.... but enough that typical American rimfire mounts are not supposed to fit.
Being the pigheaded and skeptical person I am..... I had to try. So, this afternoon I slid the scope, with it's mounts, onto the CZ and snugged the locking nuts down.
The bloody thing fits. Just fine. Like it was meant to be.
When the rain stopped, I paced off some yardage and stapled a paper plate to a fence post, out back. The first bullet struck two inches to the right. Adjust. The next hit my small pen-drawn bullseye. The next three.... nibbled the hole slightly wider.
The scope and rifle are a good match.