Mounting a railed scope to a Sako or Tikka using Optilock bases

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Mounting a railed scope to a Sako or Tikka using Optilock bases

Postby trazman » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:32 pm

Optilock do not offer a system for rail mounted scopes but there is a solution for users of Sako and Tikka rifles. Recknagel, a German manufacturer of high quality mounts, make dovetail attachment that is a perfect fit on the OPTILOCK bases made for Tikka and Sako rifles. Parts are available in BLUE finish only but can be used with stainless bases if required.

Parts can be found on page 11 of Recknagel catalogue 8.

The part numbers are as follow:

Zeiss rail 49045-0600
Swarovski rail 49053-0500
Schmidt&Bender rail 49067-0300

Parts are supplied and priced per each, unlike mounts which are supplied in pairs. If a pair is required the order must specify this.

I found out this when a friend of mine bought a Zeiss V8 railed scope and it was really hard to find a good mount with low barrel height...

Here is how it looks on a Sako 85L:

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* with a railed scope mounted on optilock bases there is no way to mount a scope level which can be tricky for long range

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Re: Mounting a railed scope to a Sako or Tikka using Optilock bases

Postby lovec_SK » Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:01 pm

Tomaž, you literally saved my life :mrgreen:
I was sick, I was crazy... I only saw this pictures somewhere on the internet in very low resolution and I was unable to find somebody who would tell me what parts it is. Oh man, I was looking and asking by many but no one answered.
On Monday I go place my order and the local distributor of Recknagel in Slovakia will hear some harsh words...

My new/old SAKO L61R 7mm Rem Mag came from gunsmith after a solid renovation (all parts newly blued and the wood also got some treatment) and I have free Zeiss V8 with rail. I will report later and will also place some pics.

THANK YOU VERY MATCH for this post. 8-)
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Re: Mounting a railed scope to a Sako or Tikka using Optilock bases

Postby Deerhunter338mag » Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:22 am

That's a great set up
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Re: Mounting a railed scope to a Sako or Tikka using Optilock bases

Postby trazman » Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:34 pm

lovec_SK wrote:Tomaž, you literally saved my life :mrgreen:
I was sick, I was crazy... I only saw this pictures somewhere on the internet in very low resolution and I was unable to find somebody who would tell me what parts it is. Oh man, I was looking and asking by many but no one answered.
On Monday I go place my order and the local distributor of Recknagel in Slovakia will hear some harsh words...

My new/old SAKO L61R 7mm Rem Mag came from gunsmith after a solid renovation (all parts newly blued and the wood also got some treatment) and I have free Zeiss V8 with rail. I will report later and will also place some pics.

THANK YOU VERY MATCH for this post. 8-)


I am really glad you found it useful!

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Re: Mounting a railed scope to a Sako or Tikka using Optilock bases

Postby lovec_SK » Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:03 pm

Click on preview for bigger pics. One of our 300m shooting ranges. I was testing the 7mm Rem Mag but under bad conditions - heavy mirage and high temperature. All loads grouped around 0,5MOA so I have to wait for better weather conditions. I think the old rifle may shot even a little bit better.

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