@bentaz, as requested.
So, scoping this mother, not as simple as it seems…
It has ‘Field Australia’ scope mount, which costs about as much as the rifle and about as old as the sporter.
It’s part of this rifle’s history. Unfortunately, it’s pretty old and shallow. I guess older scopes had less material/mechanics inside turrets, maybe? New scopes just wouldn’t sit flush in there, specifically around the turrets.
Couple of options here… One was to file the mount, which I was about 99% against. And the other is to start looking for streamlined 1" scopes, also sort of meh, but open to ideas. then I thought, hrmm, my Sportco (Show us your 22s) has an old scope from around that time and I am not a fan of a scope on Sportco anyway (has nice iron sight). I thought, maybe I should take a look at it. Fixed 4x40, but it will do. Turns out, also Field. Ha! And a good fit.
So here we are. Almost done. Now I need to load and sight it in.