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scb1997fsu 10-18-2008 02:17 AM

Question About scope rings and bases
 
I have purchased a Remington 700 CDL 7MM Rem Mag and a Leupold VX-L 3.5X10X50 scope and would like some guidance on what I should use for scope rings and a base.

scb1997fsu 10-18-2008 02:19 AM

Scope ring and mount guidance
 
I have purchased a Remington 700 CDL 7MM Rem Mag and a Leupold VX-L 3.5X10X50 scope and would like some guidance on what I should use for scope rings and a base.

Dillinger 10-18-2008 03:29 AM

Nice scope. Leupold and their FOREVER warranty is a great company. I own several of their scopes myself...

For a base - that would depend on what you are looking to do with it....

However - Badger Ord had several Remington "factory" scope bases that have a built in 20MOA. We use a lot of them in the shop for everything from hunting to "tactical" rifles.

For scope rings - Badger Ord, TPS, Larue Tactical, IOR Valdada, and even the Leupold factory for their Mark IV series are all good quality scope rings....

We definitely need to see some pictures of that rifle when you get her done. :D

JD

FALPhil 10-18-2008 03:51 AM

The absolute best deal for the money is at http://www.kenfarrell.com/. You can pay more, but you won't get better.

KellyTTE 10-18-2008 04:19 AM

Nightforce Ultralights or Badger Ord. Ken's stuff is nice, but way overpriced for what you get. Technology marches on.

M.G. Mike 10-18-2008 04:36 AM

Mt. UP MEN !!
 
Sittin' around my local gun shop, I've heard this alot. My Smith tells them
"it's preferance"....With your scope you can go as low as 36mm before touching the barrel. That's good..My opinion is "Go as low as you can go".
This regards to your rings....For the base, I've found 1 piece base's are
stronger, but you may have more options on a 2 piece style. I use several
manf. ie: Leopold, Burris, Larue Tactical, it all depends on....what else.....
Preferance...:D
The rings for your model are 1", so you have many options....
Your gun smith would help you with these options....If you want to really smoke the O'l brain cells, ask to look thru his Brownell's catolog.......you'll be
awed at the list.

I hope this sheds a little more light....

matt g 10-18-2008 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by M.G. Mike (Post 45882)
Sittin' around my local gun shop, I've heard this alot. My Smith tells them
"it's preferance"....With your scope you can go as low as 36mm before touching the barrel. That's good..My opinion is "Go as low as you can go".
This regards to your rings....For the base, I've found 1 piece base's are
stronger, but you may have more options on a 2 piece style. I use several
manf. ie: Leopold, Burris, Larue Tactical, it all depends on....what else.....
Preferance...:D
The rings for your model are 1", so you have many options....
Your gun smith would help you with these options....If you want to really smoke the O'l brain cells, ask to look thru his Brownell's catolog.......you'll be
awed at the list.

I hope this sheds a little more light....

Seems to me that it would make more sense to set the rings where you have optimal cheek weld and are most comfortable. Having the center line of the scope's center 18mm above the barrel isn't conducive to a good cheek weld and doesn't sound very comfortable at all. With a rifle set up like that, many would have to crane their necks to lay their temple against the stock of the rifle.


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