MATCHY MATCHY 22-250
FEBRUARY BUILD OF THE MONTH
When scopes were blued to match their rifles, the combinations always looked like they made sense. This month we matched a combination that really makes sense, whether you planned to coyote hunt, or shoot a match.
For February's build we took a Weaver K12-1 (fixed 12 power) scope with Micro-Trac and put it on top of a 1987 Ruger M77 heavy barreled 22-250. Period perfect, no. Period correct, yes. Weaver actually went out of business in 1984 so they were not making this scope in 1987, but many hunters, like me, immediately started hoarding all the new in box Weavers they could find in fear that we would never again have a scope so accurate, so bullet proof and so beautifully matched to the guns we loved. And we were right. I put those Weavers on my brand new guns all the way into the next century.
Weaver scopes were absolutely the front runner in changing how hunters thought about and used telescopic sights. Their list of innovations is long but perhaps what they are most noted for is the stubborn accuracy and durability of their fixed power scopes. We chose the K12-1 for the heavy barrel 22-50 build knowing the targets would be small, the distances long and the placement needed to be precise.
Take it and show off
Does this combination of gun/scope make it look like it was all made to go together? Yes. Is it a beautiful, classic combination? Yes again. But what's more, this amazing build was built to impress in the field. Take it out, shoot varmits, shoot targets, show off.