Mounting BSA RD30 on 995TS

Discussion in 'Hi-Point Carbines' started by quinndav, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. quinndav

    quinndav Member

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    Newbie here to the world of carbines and have question on mounting the BSA RD30 red dot on 995TS.
    My question is the mounting brackets that hold the red dot to the rail are marked with 3/8 on one side and 5/8 on the other, what do these measurements pertain to?
    When I try to assemble it on the rail the only way i can make it work is if i have the 3/8 up on one side and 5/8 up on the other side. It is holding but does not look correct.
    Hopefully I have posted this in the correct section of the forum.
    Thank in advance for help with this!
     
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  2. I got mine to mount using the 5/8 side. I had a heck of of a time figuring the thing out
     
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  3. CurtZHP

    CurtZHP Well-Known Member

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    The 3/8" option, also known as the "dovetail" mount, is widely used on rimfire rifles. The dovetail that it mates to is usually just machined into the top of the receiver.

    The 5/8" side is for Weaver rails. That's the side you want.
     
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  4. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    BSA calls it their "universal" mount and claim it will also fit picatinny rails because it has a sliding second pin .
     
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  5. quinndav

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    Thanks for the information!
    I was finally able to get it mounted and now know what the difference is.
    I was also able to modify the rear sight to have that also.
     
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  6. quinndav

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    IMG_0491.JPG Here is pic with it done
     
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  7. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    Yup, It DO. Just like the one you gave Mole ;)

    Very ingenious design, btw...
     
  8. daveindenver

    daveindenver Supporting Member

    I've had my 995ts for a bit over a year (what a KISS and fun gun) and so I am way past due to mess with a red dot.

    Were you good to go by just plunking the BSA/RD30 on the rail... or did you have to modify the rear sight as you mentioned? Co-witness or interference issues with the iron sights?
     
  9. SDProf

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    I could not get the BSA red dot to fit right on the rail of my 995TS - it seems too long. I got a UTG QD riser which easily fits on the available rail, put the red dot on that.

    Puts the red dot at a more comfortable height for me.
     
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  10. quinndav

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    I did have to cut off the front of the iron sight back to the 2 nd mounting screw. If you enlarge the picture you can see what material I had to cut off.
    As it is now it's a full co-wittiness which I don't know if I really like so will check into some type of riser for red dot.
     
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  11. quinndav

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    Could you post picture of it now with riser?
    Are you still able to use iron sights with this setup?
     
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  12. quinndav

    quinndav Member

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    IMG_0493.JPG This is what I had to remove from rear sight to mount red dot on rail.
     
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  13. daveindenver

    daveindenver Supporting Member

    What height is the UTG QD? Got Amazon link? Thx!
     
  14. daveindenver

    daveindenver Supporting Member

    I am way to chicken to go after parts like that. Got pic of the final setup?
     
  15. SDProf

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  16. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    It's really not all that hard.....

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  17. SDProf

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    BSA red dot with UTG medium height QD riser.

    Can't co-witness, but if the red dot fails, it rips off in about 1 second.

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  18. ridgeryder

    ridgeryder Well-Known Member

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    Mount the Red Dot via a 45 degree offset, then you can just 'roll' the stock to switch sights. If you decide you don't like Red Dot, just pull it off, and you haven't messed up your iron sights.
     
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  19. daveindenver

    daveindenver Supporting Member

    Looks KISS. Like it for a place to start. Is this absolute or co?

    Yep, mounting is simple enough. Just chicken to cut up the rear sight like OP. And I prefer not to have to re-zero the iron when done messing with RD. (Or maybe I should have two 995's, one iron and one for RD. But there a lot of options for optics so I would need... that would be a lot.)

    I measured 7/8" from top of rail to POA with iron sights. Is this right?

    Just want to pick an RD and risers the first time and not end up with a collection of parts via Amazon.

    FYI... The base of my rear sight is a lot longer then the one in the pic. Is yours cut back?