GUN What size rings do I need? v. Rem 700

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  1. Alamo_Jake

    Alamo_Jake Sorry I'm not sorry.

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    I have a remington 700 in 7mm rem mag, I would like to mount this scope on it:

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productnumber=168462

    Its a 50mm objective scope, do I need medium rings or high rings in order for it to fit properly?

    And also, 2 piece base or 1 piece? Any one better than the other?

    Thanks OT.
     
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    I'd measure for the most accurate setup. Every ring manufacturer uses different specs for the low, med, high setups. IIRC, you want a minimum of .125" barrle/objective clearance. This give the gun some room to flex. I aimed for as close to .125" as I could get when selecting my rings. I ordered the base I wanted and the scope; got out my digital calipers, and started measuring. I then went to the manufacturers site (Burris, in my case) to look at their ring specs. Did some math, and chose accordingly.

    Surprisingly, with my setup, I went with a medium ring, and that's with a 56mm objective. I could have used a low ring and still had clearance, but it'd have fallen under my .125" barrier, so I opted for the medium.

    Cliffs: Measure before ordering for the most ideal setup.
     
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    Alamo_Jake Sorry I'm not sorry.

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    Thanks. So it looks like I'll go ahead and order the scope and base I want first. What type of rifle and base were you working with?
     
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    I've got these I'll sell you for $175 shipped

    LaRue Tactical 30mm 2 Piece QD LT-123

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    The mildot reticle on that scope is too thick. Even the truplex is kinda thick. I would spend a bit more and get something like a nikon buckmaster. The simmons has a pretty picky eye relief range at higher magnifications.
     
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    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    EGW 1-piece base
    Falcon Optics Merlin 4-14x56
    Burris Medium rings.

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    Alamo_Jake Sorry I'm not sorry.

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    Nice looking gun! What kind of sling is that? I like that you can hold extra ammo on it.
     
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    Alamo_Jake Sorry I'm not sorry.

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    Not quite the size I need, and as much as I'd like some QD rings, I don't have the cash for it right now so I'm gonna have to use regular ones. Thanks though.
     
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    Measuring is a good way to up your chances of having shit work.....


    If it were me, I'd be looking for Talley lightweights in high.
     
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    You're going to have to measure. Keep in mind that the base will make a difference as well. If you get a slanted base (with 20 MOA elevation built in) versus a flat base, that will affect the clearance you have between your objective lens and your barrel.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Ive got a one piece 30mm remington 700 ring if you want it
     
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    Alamo_Jake Sorry I'm not sorry.

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    I don't plan on making any shots further than 500yds, would a flat base be ok for this?
     
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    Alamo_Jake Sorry I'm not sorry.

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    Price? and will it fit a long action or short action 700?
     
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    Do you even dial dope to begin with?

    Judging by your optic, I'd guess you don't.
     
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    Alamo_Jake Sorry I'm not sorry.

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    Not sure i know what you mean?
     
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    You run forward slanted bases to bolster usable elevation erector travel in the scope proper. This extra elevation travel allows you to dial more elevation into it (obviously), thus increasing how far out (in yardage) your zero is able to be changed.

    If you don't dial dope through the micrometer on the top of your optic, it's a moot point, and the 20MOA base is a superfluous addition. Looking at your optic of choice and noticing that you do not have finger adjustable turrets available was a dead give away to me that you don't.
     
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    Alamo_Jake Sorry I'm not sorry.

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    Oh, ok now I see what you mean and thank you for explaining. Usually I would just try to hold over the target I was aiming for, I'd never used a scope with adjustable turrets, and that would be how I'd compensate for bullet drop.
     
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    No prob. If you are rolling a 7 maggie with good bullets, 500 yards should be a chip shot.

    If you'd like to get with the times and open up a whole 'nother world of flexibility, turrets with a LRF would likely blow your mind.
     
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    I'm telling ya, the Talleys are a good setup for the loot.....
     

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