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PigPen 02-24-2011 10:10 PM

Thoughts on scope
i am looking at a redfield (made by leupold) 3-9x40 scope for my savage mark II 22lr with the heavy barrel and i was wondering what size scope rings i would need???? thanks in advance for your help

whtsmoke 02-24-2011 11:31 PM

1 inch rings if its one of the revolutions.

PigPen 02-25-2011 02:10 PM

oops sorry i meant what height (medium, high, xtra high, etc...) thanks again

stalkingbear 02-25-2011 05:23 PM

I'd think medium rings SHOULD be high enough. Some brand's medium rings will be different height than others however.

pioneer461 02-25-2011 09:42 PM

It's a good idea to keep the scope tube as low as possible to the bore, to reduce off-set. With a 40mm objective, that usually means medium rings.

I put a Leupold 3-9x40 with low rings on a Marlin .17 HMR, and there is just barely enough room between the scope's objective bell and the barrel to clean the surfaces. I'm planning on replacing them with mediums.

rifleman55 02-25-2011 10:37 PM

The redfield you are looking at is not an AO scope. This will cause parellex problems at any distance other than what it's set at.
Look at the Mueller APV. You can get them for $130 to $150 delivered.
4 X 14 X 40, AO. Very sharp for the price, lifetime warrenty.
They are great scopes. You have to pay at least twice as much to find a better one. I have one on my BRJ Savage MKII that I had accurized by Savagegunsmithing and I've shot a best of .117" 5 @ 50 yds and it shoots in the .1"'s with ease on a good day. The scope is plenty good enough to allow that kind of accuracy. They are the best deal going.
If you want to just shoot paper, for about $225., you can get the Mueller 8 X 32 X 42 AO scope. It has a side focus/parrellex adjustment knob.
Another great scope for the money.
The Redfields are nice, but the one's your looking at without parellex adjustment will cause your groups to really enlarge at anything other than the 75 yd parellex they are set at.

John K

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