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Thread: CETME/C308 Scope Mount

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    CETME/C308 Scope Mount

    I just ordered one of these for my Century C308 and wondered if anyone here has any experience with them. It seems like a well-though out system, with the way it uses the rear sight to keep the mount from walking down the receiver top as with most other mounts for these rifles. I'm just not crazy about the existing sights (no real windage adjustment to them) and as my eyes get older, I'm appreciating scopes more and more.

    Anyhow, this is what I ordered: https://mfiap.com/i-18702354-mfi-cet...insurance.html

    Next I'll have to find a scope for it.
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    There were 2 early models CIA built. I had the stainless steel receiver that had the sight saddle molded in the upper. I used a clamp on style that used that lug. The other model Cetme used a sheet metal receiver that did not have that lug, the mount your link goes to is perfect for that model. Now there is a 3rd newer gen that has an optics rail welded onto it, this upper is supposedly built by PTR. I had the PTR 32 and just used a canted scope ring mount. Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audie Murphy View Post
    There were 2 early models CIA built. I had the stainless steel receiver that had the sight saddle molded in the upper. I used a clamp on style that used that lug. The other model Cetme used a sheet metal receiver that did not have that lug, the mount your link goes to is perfect for that model. Now there is a 3rd newer gen that has an optics rail welded onto it, this upper is supposedly built by PTR. I had the PTR 32 and just used a canted scope ring mount. Hope this helps.
    Yep, the website for this mount specifically mentioned that sight saddle I think (they called it a "recoil stop") and made it clear that this mount was NOT for those rifles. Ordered a Vortex Diamondback 4-12x40mm scope from AA Optics last night. Hopefully both the scope and mount will arrive this week.

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    Got the scope and the mount. After mocking up where the scope will be in relation to the mount and rear sight, I've decided to go with a cantilever mount as opposed to a set of rings. It needs to sit 1.375" above the rail (measured from top of rail to center of scope tube) and my options were limited when it came to rings. I measured one of my Aero Precision cantilever mounts on one of my ARs and it's the perfect height, so we shall see. Ordered this one off ebay...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Aero-Precis...cAAOSwgkZc7uT6

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    I'm curious to see this setup, DD. The C308's that I've seen all have the pic rail welded to the top of the receiver. I was unaware that they'd build ones without it.
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    Why do I get the feeling that this may become part of someones sig line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johny5 View Post
    I'm curious to see this setup, DD. The C308's that I've seen all have the pic rail welded to the top of the receiver. I was unaware that they'd build ones without it.
    I'll post a pic tomorrow. Mine's an earlier model. I think the ones with the rail are the latest iteration. This mount looks awesome, btw. I think it's going to work great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoggyDaddy View Post
    I'll post a pic tomorrow. Mine's an earlier model. I think the ones with the rail are the latest iteration. This mount looks awesome, btw. I think it's going to work great.
    Cool! Looking forward to seeing it. Curious how its appearance (especially with the mount) compares to the ones with the factory-mounted rail.

    I've heard conflicting reports on the C308. Lots of trash talk on the webernets, but the couple of folks I know who have them have nothing but praise to offer.

    How has yours been?
    Quote Originally Posted by IndyBeerman View Post
    Why do I get the feeling that this may become part of someones sig line?

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    Okay, I got a second wind.

    Here is the mount:



    And here is a "mock up" of how I see the scope sitting on the rifle:


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    I think it looks really nice! You happy with it?
    Quote Originally Posted by IndyBeerman View Post
    Why do I get the feeling that this may become part of someones sig line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johny5 View Post
    Cool! Looking forward to seeing it. Curious how its appearance (especially with the mount) compares to the ones with the factory-mounted rail.

    I've heard conflicting reports on the C308. Lots of trash talk on the webernets, but the couple of folks I know who have them have nothing but praise to offer.

    How has yours been?
    I haven't shot mine a lot - only 2 mags through it - but it ran just fine. Nice shooter. They do fling the brass though! And the fluted chamber does some funky stuff to it too. I'm trying to use my Berdan primed ammo (non-corrosive) in it so I don't need to care about the brass.

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