12 Aug

Wayne’s Polytech Legend, Scope Mounting and Filming

Steven K. Ledin,

Old school chum Wayne was over the other day for a visit. It's been years. He brought with him the Polytech Legend I sold him about 1992. Still in the box, pretty as sin. Not even a scratch on the bayonet. It's been a long time since I've seen one. Back in the day he came into the shop with money in hand for an AK. I convinced him he must give me more than he planned so he could take one of the Polytechs home. He gave me $699.99 for it. Some on GunBroker are over 3 grand. He did good. He also has an unfired Glock 17 I sold him. I don't have enough money to buy something and look at it. The guns I bought in the same era are well worn by now.

I taught Riflescope Mounts 101 to four different classes last week. I made this board for a helpful visual. It has 1913 Mil Std, Weavers, tipoffs, see-throughs, Leupold Standards, Dual Dovetails, and a little bit of everything else. It helps the newer and unfamiliar folks a lot.

I'm filming some spots for Midwest Outdoors TV show tomorrow and had to swap scopes on a few guns. This Freedom Arms model 83 has worn an OPMOD EOTech for years, but I swapped the modified SSK mount and Weaver attachment for a Leupold Dual Dovetail mount and a VX-3 2.5-8×32 handgun scope. The Freedom Arms revolvers are arguably the finest production handguns ever made.

I lapped the mounts in a vise, since it wasn't easily done installed on the gun.

Freedom Arms .454 with Leupold VX3 2.5-8×32

Also mounting up a Weaver T36 on a 220 Swift and a Bushnell Elite 6500 2.5-16 x 42 on a Weatherby Vanguard Sub-MOA in .300 Winchester.

My Friend Chuck the Vet got a new M&P, and we're waiting for the new Nikon M-223 1.5-6 illuminated to get here. In the meantime I installed a Nikon Monarch 4-16.

Bikes and guns are running well, My Shirley is driving to work on her scooter herself now, doing great! Our first garden eggplants got turned into eggplant Parmesan,

And Crash Almighty said to say hi and she's open to any belly rubs!



About Steven K. Ledin

Steve has never not known guns. Before motorcycles, money, or girls, they have always been part of his life. He was tenured as General Manager of one of the country’s largest gun stores and ranges, a buyer in a big box sporting goods store, and is currently OpticsPlanet’s Director of Product Intelligence. He was a US Navy gunners mate, and is an NRA certified instructor in ten categories, as well as an Illinois CCW instructor. He shoots competitively and has hunted from Alaska to Africa. He thoroughly loves life with his beloved wife, Shirley, and their three wildish dogs Tinker, TranRek (pronounced “Train Wreck”), and Crash Almighty. He is a stubborn stage 4 cancer survivor not yet ready to cash in his chips.

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