New Scope Help Needed

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by Remy308, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Remy308

    Remy308 New Member

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    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.
     
  2. Squirrel_Slayer

    Squirrel_Slayer New Member

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

  3. Remy308

    Remy308 New Member

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    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.
     
  4. Squirrel_Slayer

    Squirrel_Slayer New Member

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    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.....
     
  5. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    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.
     
  6. Remy308

    Remy308 New Member

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    Thanks, I figured I would have to do that anyway, but I wanted to hear from the board first, just to hear some suggestions.
     
  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Please let us know how it works out.
     
  8. Remy308

    Remy308 New Member

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    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.
     
  9. prkrgrp

    prkrgrp New Member

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    scope

    try the nikon varmint special with the bdc ret
     
  10. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    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
     
  11. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Remy,

    I have a 700 Remington CDL with a Leupold VXIII 30mm 3.5X10 with 50mm Objective Lens. I used the Leupold MK 4 Rings in the Medium Height and they work fine. I like the heavy mounts and rings. The reason is I am sure if I ever drop my rifle or something falls on it while on a trip there is no worry about zero retention. Maybe a little overkill but it is like insurance and a piece of mind. I would say all you need is a good set of quality bases and Medium Height Rings. I like the scope as close to the rifle bore as possible. No Goose Necking Allowed on my rifles. You must have a good cheek weld to shoot accurately!
    Good Luck and only buy the best!

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