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The new Ultimak scout mount arrived last night! :D :beer:
A very slick piece of hardware, with very tight tolerances where needed.
As we thought, the front portion completely replaces the top of the gas block. (has anyone had sparks fly when you pulled the bolts from the gas block?)
Working back, there is a small clamp that goes under the barrel about 4 inches in front of the reciever, right were the chamber taper ends. The clamp attaches to the mount via small bolts through the top.
At the reciever end, the mount comes short of it by about 1/16 of an inch.
There is no "cover" for the op rod.
I was so exicted to buy this, I really don't have any proper optics to check it out, so I mounted a pistol scope as far foward as possible and the eye relief was just about right.

I don't have the luxury of doing "before and after" shooting sessions. All my range time is dedicated to hunting rifles until November. This is brand new, un fired mini that will not be shot until after the scope mount is on, glass bed and a trigger job and a fire lap, barrel break-in etc. So I have a long way to go before I get some real results. :(
And no, I have no easy acess to photes either. :(
 

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Happy to hear you received your new scout mount. You seem satisfied with fit and quality of the mount "but how does it shoot", well I guess we'll have to wait until November. You were right about mounting, does this system (in your opinion ) seem solid.
Good shooting and please keep us posted
 

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Thanks djskit for the details so far. Now we know how it's mounted. Sounds like a solid mounting system, front and back. What do you mean by sparks? I hope you don't have to fire up the grinder to remove your gas block. I have an older ranch rifle and the bolts were normal hex screws. No staking of the screws. Personally, I think staking these screws is a dumb idea, but several posts say that is precisely what Ruger is doing to new rifles. Grinding off the offending metal should prevent stripping out threads. So go for it, if that's what Ruger did to earn your customer satisfaction.


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Yes, we need pictures!!! This sounds like just the thing for my Mini-14 (it doesn't get used much anymore because of my Ranch Rifle)
 

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BTW, how much do these things run and where can you get them at? Thanks
 

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Thanks, Icm. Man, they are sure proud of those little buggers aren't they?
 

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djskit, that is the coolest mount I have seen! It looks Rock solid, with good design, it looks like it belongs on a mini. What type of scope/electronic sight ya thinken of puting on it?
 

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That's right Kali - Sparks when the bolt finally released from the from that little dimple they put at the end of the threads, like a Bic lighter. Maybe hardened steel against soft steel?
I'll say again, this thing looks so way cool I just go in the garage and admire it!
I'm thinking about a trijcon reflex mount, but the $$$ is a little dry these days.
As for photos, I'll finish off a roll of old fashioned film and head off the the copy store for some scans. (That's the state of my technology!)
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OK - here are couple of photos I shot - Last 2 pics at the end of the roll. Sorry for the poor quality. :eek:
(that little thingy on the right side is a mount for my flashlight)
 

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Hey djskit,
That mount sure looks good on your rifle! Thanks for Pic's.
Whats that on the forend of your stock? Looks like an attachment point for accessories. I GUESS I SHOULD READ YOUR POST INSTEAD LOOKING AT THE PICTURE
 

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I'd like to see a picture or the Light and the rail - I like the rails look but they don't offer one w/ the KAC556 type front sight built into it....That would be way too cool, :confused: or am I thinking only by my self on that point.

What kind of light are you using on the side of the stock? And are you going to change to a light on the rail? Why'd you mount it on the right side instead of the bottom or left side?

Inquiring minds what to know. ;)
 

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I don't see any provision for barrel cooling with this mount. As hot as a mini barrel gets when rapid firing (especially in hot climates), I'd be concerned that electronic sight circuitry would get "cooked" mounted directly over the barrel on a solid mount.

Definitely a cool looking mount though...
 

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Rowdy -
I'm using a TACM III light that I bought at Fulton Armory.
I mouted on the right side because I've seen it that way on AR's and I figured that on the bottom would get in the way of the sling.
If all goes well I'll be taking the rifle to Front Sight in Vegas in January for a 4 day rifle class where illuminated shooting is required.
I'm not much of a rapid fire guy, :ar15: but you make and excellent point Codger - but I'll leave it to someone esle to test out your theory on some expensive electonic optics! :eek:
 

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Djskit:

Good luck at Front Sight in Vegas in January for a 4 day rifle class. Let us know how it turns out. Also give us feedback on the best way to hold the mini with this mount. It appears to be all-metal, hope it doesn't get too warm...
 

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Hey Rowdy - I posted elsewhere my woes with that rifle - in short, I had major problem with it right before my trip (un-related to the Ultimak) and had to use a back up rifle.
I have used the scout mount extensivly in the last few weeks, and it has worked great.
 
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