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DougG 10-17-2009 06:32 PM

Scope Mount for Savage Model 12 F/TR
I'm a newbie buying gear for participation in F/TR. I've got most of the shopping list ticked off, but a few items remain, including scope base and rings. I hear a 20 MOA ramp is a good idea for long range, but after that I'm lost. One piece, two piece, manufacturer X,Y, or Z, and so on. I'd like something to fit a 30mm tube. Quality without going nuts would be nice too. Any thoughts?

cpttango30 10-17-2009 09:48 PM

I would go with a 20moa base from Badger Ordnance P/N 306-06SAT is the number.

I would also hook it up with some Badger ordnance rings to match it out USMC M40A3
Height 0.886’’, diameter 30mm with 1" inserts P/N 306-24

The nice thing about these are the 1" inserts you can use a 30mm or 1" tube scope. Welcome to Badger Ordnance | Premium Firearms Accessories

Or a badger ordnance rail and Kelbly rings. Welcome to Kelbly's

DougG 10-18-2009 04:45 PM

Thanks Tango. I'll check it out.

Dillinger 10-18-2009 05:05 PM

Sorry Doug, I missed this post the first couple of times through...

Tango has given you some awesome advice on parts.

I'll just address your questions.

With two piece scope rails, you run the risk of not getting the scope directly in line with the bore. It's more difficult, especially on a factory stick that was drilled at the factory.

With a one piece ramp, you have a much better chance of getting in line with the bore, but it's not perfect.

The rings will align correctly on a one piece rail and it will at least be in line with each other.

Now, if you take the gun to a gunsmith, they can check the front and back action screw holes to see if they are correctly aligned with the bore of the rifle. If not, they can re-drill them, which we do out of GP to a larger size hole and beefier screw anyways.

Now, you can overcome this by mounting up your rings on a two piece mount and hand lapping the lugs into alignment, and a lot of people do this. It's not uncommon.

Personally, I prefer the one piece base, with 20MOA built in. It's solid, it's rugged and you have a much better chance of getting your scope to zero and stay put right there.

Badger Ord makes AWESOME stuff. I have several of their pieces and they are worth the money. Hardcore CNC machined goods.


DougG 10-18-2009 07:55 PM

Thanks. Your detailed explanation makes perfect sense. One more mystery solved. Now onto the remaining ones. It wouldn't be any fun if it was too easy.

Dillinger 10-18-2009 08:04 PM

You call that number I gave you and talk to Brett??

cpttango30 10-19-2009 05:10 AM


Originally Posted by Dillinger (Post 175342)
You call that number I gave you and talk to Brett??

dude why you gotta give out my number to people?

DougG 10-21-2009 06:21 AM

Hi Dillinger:
The call is on my do list for tomorrow. I've been out of the country for the last few days.

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