Krieghoff GmbH is a German weapons manufacturer from Ulm. The company was established in 1886. It is currently in the hands of the fourth and fifth generation of the Krieghoff family. They put a lot of effort into custom stock making – they claim that a stock is one of the crucial parts of a rifle. Today, the company is mostly known for its competition rifles, hunting rifles, and shotguns.
Krieghoff Semprio has a classic look but is equipped with a revolutionary repeating system – this is an in-line repeating rifle (similar to pump-action). They started manufacturing it in 2011. It has a takedown feature, meaning that it can be easily taken apart and discretely transported. It is chambered for the following calibers: .223 Rem., .243 Win., 6,5x55 SE, .270 Win., 7x64, .308 Win., -30.06 Sprg., 8x57 IS and 9.3x62. The rifle is also available in magnum calibers: 7mm Rem. Mag., .300 Win. Mag. And .375 Ruger. It features a magazine with 4 rounds (+1 extra in the barrel). There are dovetail-type grooves on the action for mounting purposes.
The first Semprio rifles had both bores and a dovetail-type roll-on mount. Then, Krieghoff changed the receiver construction. Semprio rifles are now supplied only with an 11mm dovetail dovetail-type roll-on mount.
A: 22 mm
B: 80.3 mm
C: 22 mm
D: 11 mm
BHU: 0 mm
R1: Prisma 11
R2: Prisma 11
Fixed ring mounts cannot be detached from a rifle without tools. They come at an affordable price and offer high reliability. In most cases, they are not difficult to install on a rifle. Being fixed means that the user cannot quickly switch scopes, which limits the usability of a rifle. For this rifle, the fixed ring mounts are available in two options: one-piece or two-piece. The buyer has an option of buying bases and rings or bases only.
For Krieghoff Semprio, fixed two-piece ring mounts are manufactured from steel. Additionally, they are available in a two-part design. This means that the base and the rings are separated from one another. These mounts are very light, appealing and elegant.
Steel two-piece mounts for Krieghoff Semprio
In this category, there are mounts that can be removed without tools or other instruments; they can be removed with the use of bare hands. Usually, they do not offer full repeatability. The mounts in this category are advantageous in terms of transport – the riflescope and rifle can be transported individually. When reattaching the scope on the rifle, the point of impact shifts up to 10 cm on 100 m. Usually, they are marked with QR (quick release) or QD (quick detachable) abbreviations.
Detachable ring mounts are designed with simple metal levers which are used for quick removal from the rifle. These mounts clamp on Krieghoff Semprio's dovetail. The final position of the levers can usually be switched without changing the clamping force on the dovetail. This offers the possibility to adjust the position of the levers for a better visual appeal (both levers pointing in the same direction) once the mount is positioned and fixed on Krieghoff Semprio's dovetail. Additionally, these mounts are designed with a recoil lug. Some detachable ring mounts such offer windage adjustment. Usually, detachable mounts are marked with QR (quick release) or QD (quick detachable) abbreviations. For this rifle, they are available in both one-piece and two-piece version.
Repeatable mounts are the most sophisticated mounts available. They offer the possibility to remove the telescopic sight from the rifle and mount it back again without the need of re-zeroing. Repeatable detachable mounts are basically the same as detachable ring or scope rail mounts with a difference in mounting mechanism. Repeatable detachable mounts are designed with a precise clamping mechanism where the same clamping force is achieved in every attachment with the help of a lever – the same position of the mount is guaranteed. Usually, detachable mounts are marked with QR (quick release) or QD (quick detachable) abbreviations.
Pivot mounts fall into the category of repeatable detachable mounts. Detachment and re-attachment are very easy – the scope is inserted into the notch of the front base under a 90 degrees angle to the barrel. After that, the scope is pivoted until it is locked by the rear base. Pivot mounts are durable, elegant, light, and small. They are usually quite expensive in relation to other types of mounts. The installation on the rifle should be done by a skilled gunsmith. Most of the times, pivot mounts are higher than 14 mm.
Pivot ring mounts guarantee 100 % repeatability. For this rifle, they are available in one-piece and two-piece versions. They allow simple installation of multiple riflescopes or red dot sights on a single rifle.
Pivot rail mounts are available in either one-piece or two-piece versions. They allow simple installation of multiple riflescopes or red dot sights on a single rifle and guarantee 100 % repeatability. These mounts are almost the same as pivot mounts with rings but are intended for mounting of scopes with Zeiss ZM/VM rail, Swarovski SR rail, S&B Convex rail or traditional LM rail. Such setup tends to be a bit higher than with ring mounting but this is usually not a problem for scopes with a 50 or 56 mm objective lens. One-Piece Pivot mounts for rails clamp on the rail of the scope and provide a very reliable mounting solution.
The Picatinny rail is on a good way of becoming a global standard for mounting since it was invented in 1995. Developed on the Weaver template, the biggest advantage of the Picatinny rail is that it can be used throughout its entire length, unlike Weaver which has predesignated slots for mounting, limiting its usability and versatility. Ease of use and interchangeability are also its assets. A Picatinny rail has slots evenly placed, namely 5.23 mm from one another. The slots are 3 mm deep. Because of this, the mounting is identical on all firearms using the Picatinny standard. Picatinny rails are usually available in 0 MOA or 20 MOA inclinations. A Picatinny rail can accommodate all types of mounts, also those designed for the Weaver standard. Full-size mounts of this type are designed for mounting of modern optics such as thermal or digital devices.
Docter Sights are reflex sights with an array of application options. They are ideal for shotguns and for use on driven hunts. They can also be mounted on handguns, rifles and various other platforms. There are three available Docter sight mounting solutions: repeatable, fixed and detachable. Every time a Docter sight device is reattached to the rifle with a detachable mount, the rifle has to be re-zeroed. Usually, detachable mounts are marked with QR (quick release) or QD (quick detachable) abbreviations.