My full-time job is in support of NASA and they’ve been under a continuing resolution until the government decides on the budget for FY2021. Long story short, I have not been working any overtime. This means some long overdue airgun projects are finally getting done. One of the earliest requests I received after creating the Little Buck Rail was to create a picatinny mount for the Red Ryder. There were already some out there so I didn’t make it a priority. With all this extra time on my hands I’ve come up with some ideas to set this scope base apart from the others. First of all, it will be a better value, secondly it will be a picatinny to afford you more optic options, and lastly it will be adjustable so that you can still raise or lower the rear open sight post. Take a look at what I’ve gotten done so far.
The adjustable part is still in the works, but I’m making good progress. Here is a view of the current concept:
The latest concept is slotted to allow you to slide the mount forward or backwards, as needed, to adjust the elevation. The trick is going to be getting the range right. Should I go with Daisy’s recommendation of 16.4 ft to out to 30 ft? 16 ft just seems way too close to me. Especially for folks putting scopes and red dots on this thing. I’ll keep testing it and see. I’ll update in another post when I’ve settled on the range. Keep in mind that I cant make it an infinite range. The longer I make the slot the weaker it will be and eventually you’ll have a whole lot of plastic hanging in the air over the butt. Feel free to comment and let me know your thoughts.
UPDATE 10/29/2020: I’ve completed this design and have listed them for sale here: https://buck-rail.com/product/daisy-red-ryder-picatinny-scope-mount/