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Remy308 01-28-2011 10:52 PM

New Scope Help Needed
Hey guys, my new scope just came in and I am chomping at the bits to mount it on my gun. I just have one issue. I have a Remington 700 .308, it currently wears a cheap tasco 4X30, I just received a Bushnell Elite 4200
6-24X50, and you guessed it, I need new mounts. obviously something that will get the objective off the barrel, but not too high. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Squirrel_Slayer 01-28-2011 10:59 PM

Warne Mounts. Does your rifle have a picatinny rail on top of it? What size is the objective on your new Bushnell?

Remy308 01-28-2011 11:02 PM

I do not have a rail, and the objective is 50 mil. Idealy I would like something that gets the scope as close to the gun as possible.

Squirrel_Slayer 01-28-2011 11:05 PM

You really have all kinds of options, I think your best bet would be to take the rifle and the scope down to your local gun store and look at some different rings and eyeball whether or not they will fit your needs or not. I just recommended Warne because that is all I have ever used.....

lonyaeger 01-28-2011 11:10 PM

Don't know where you live or how many places you have that you can look, but Squirrely is right. Take the rifle and scope to a retailer and see what fits best. Trying to find base/rings that give you the elevation you want can be a major pain in the butt if you don't have access to look at several.

Some of the base and rings manufacturers can give you specs and measurements on their rings if you don't have a place that you can actually look at them.

Good luck and let us know how it works out.

Remy308 01-28-2011 11:11 PM

Thanks, I figured I would have to do that anyway, but I wanted to hear from the board first, just to hear some suggestions.

CA357 01-29-2011 12:55 AM

Please let us know how it works out.

Remy308 01-30-2011 03:05 AM


Originally Posted by CA357 (Post 431887)
Please let us know how it works out.

Will do, I went to my gunsmiths today, to look at a few options, looks like I am going to be putting Leupold rings and bases on it, I am bringing my gun to him tuesday so he can mount the scope, I will be posting pics as soon as I get it back.

prkrgrp 02-27-2011 02:50 AM

try the nikon varmint special with the bdc ret

cpttango30 02-27-2011 12:53 PM

Leupold 1 piece base for a Short action. and Burris Med Signature Rings. That is what I have on mine. The base and med height rings will get you just enough clearance on the scope and keep your face firmly on the stock.

Leupold Standard 1 Piece Base

Burris Signature 1" Rings

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