Talley Ring height ?

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by ron12301, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. ron12301

    ron12301 New Member

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    I have a Cooper M21 Montana Varminter on order. I already own a Vortex 30mm 6x24x50mm Viper HS scope that I would like to mount using Talley fixed rings. I am thinking that medium Talleys would work, but it might be close in that case I would need highs. Does anyone have any insight (or a similar set-up) ? what ring height I should order?
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i would suggest a visit to Talley's website. pretty sure they list specs of their rings. they may even tell which scope ring would work with that size of scope based on it's dimensions.
     

  3. ron12301

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    Axxe thank you, just done that and Talley does list ring height, mediums are .400" and highs are .500". According to this I should be able to use mediums with a 50mm scope on a standard rifle bbl. I am concerned that because a Cooper varminter has a heavy bbl I might wind up too close. But highs are a big jump up in clearance so... well you see my problem.
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    might have to use another brand in order to fit the scope as close to rifle as possible, but still have clearance.

    also try MidwayUSA. they have list of scope rings that has the specs on them.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/content/legacy/ring_height_comparisons.htm
     
  5. ron12301

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    Thanks again Axxe, With a Cooper you don't have very many base and ring choices. I believe there is Talley, Warne and Ken Farrell. I suppose I could get a Farrell base which I believe would be weaver/picatinny style and then go with burris etc. but Coopers come with Talley bases so I am probably going to stick with Talley even if I have a bit more clearance than I would like. That being said if mediums will work that would be great.
     
  6. John_Deer

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    If Talley doesn't spec a ring for your gun, remember it's the room you need to open the bolt. It was a PITA getting rings for my Marlin XT. No one has added it to their fitment chart. I ended up with a high ring to mount a 32 mm scope on the damned thing.
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i would suggest contacting Cooper if they supply the talley bases with the rifle, they can probably make a suggestion of the proper Talley rings to use for the scope.
     
  8. ron12301

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    I believe I will give Cooper a call, I want to have everything ready to go before I pick the rifle up or I would take the scope along when I pick the rifle up and fit it at the dealers, which may be my best option after all. Thanks to all for the guidance and suggestions.
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    you're welcome. glad to be of help.
     
  10. Txhillbilly

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    Congrats on your new Cooper rifle,That's an excellent weapon.
    I've never cared much for Talley rings personally,they are a real pain in the butt to set-up without scratching the main tube of your scopes. I'd prefer going with the Ken Farrell base.I run Farrell bases on several of my long range rifles,they are great bases.
     
  11. ron12301

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    What you say about Talley being a pain to set up without scratching is certainly true Tex. I've never used Farrell rings or bases before but maybe it's time I gave them a try. If this new Cooper shoots anything like the one I already own there is going to be a lot of new faces in groundhog heaven LOL!! Anyway thanks again to everyone for taking the time to help me out. Ron...