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Rifle scope rings??

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Dodgeram, Mar 23, 2009.

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  1. Dodgeram

    Dodgeram TS Member

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    Just purchased a bolt action Savage rifle in a 223 and I'm going to put a Nikon 5 x 20 44mm scope on it with a 1" tube. Does anyone have a recommendation on the type of rings they would use or doesn't it really make any difference? I think with a 44MM objective I need to go with a medium size ring for the correct mounting height. Other than that I dont have a clue.

    Thank you for any input, Doug
     
  2. cmptrwz1

    cmptrwz1 TS Member

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    If I was you I would use Burris signature Rings with the Pos-Align insert kit. You can zero your scope with out useing the cross hairs adj. you can turn the insert to the proper zero of your scope.This way if you are shooting over long distances, you will have mroe scope adj for windage and bullet drop,also thay lock the scope in place so it would not move in the mounts while firing the rifle, and the cost of the rings are a good value for the dollar.
     
  3. longrifle

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    I would go with a pair of med. Leupold rings and bases. They are top of the line and are very reliable.
     
  4. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Dodgeram, I just did what you are doing. I put a new Nikon Monarch 5/20 x44 on a Rem police PSS in .223. I bought Warne rings in medium height. With the scope mounted, and the scope cover on, I have .325 distance between the scope and the barrel. The Warne rings are really a nice heavy duty set. Bulge.
     
  5. MitchL

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    I'll second the Burris Signatures. They will be an excellent choice for your setup.
     
  6. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    I will use nothing but the Burris from here on.

    HM
     
  7. Andy44

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    I like Warnes because they have always been rock-solid for me under heavy recoil. I feel the less that can go out of adjustment, the better. If I have to use the dovetail system, I go with Burris Signatures.

    AndyH ;-)
     
  8. bilm67

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    Based on the scope you are putting on that Savage, I would say that you will need to have some ability to move the rings/have options in order to have adequate eye relief at 20 power. I would suggest an EGW (Evolution Gun Works)One piece picatinny rail and a set of the Burris Extreme Tactical rings. You should not need externally adjustable rings for the scope as I believe that scope will most likely have 30 moa of adjustment on the turrets. If you are going to shoot the 223 out to 600 yards, you may want to use one of the EGW 20moa bases. They have 20 MOA cant to them so that you will not run out of elevation at extended ranges.
     
  9. Dodgeram

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    Looks like Burris is the most popular rings. I do plan on taking shots out to 600 yards and the scope I'm installing has 40 MOA adjustment, I hope that will be enogh for the long shots.
    Is there a company with good customer service that could call to help with the selection so I can make sure I get the correct height rings and matched bases for my gun? I don't have any company local with a good selection so I might have to order these online.
     
  10. bilm67

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    Midway usa is pretty good. I would also say Brownells, but they don't carry the Burris Extreme Tactical Rings. They have alot of the Farrell and Badger and Nightforce and Leupold MK4 rings, but I think $100-$150 for a set of rings is rediculous. Although if you wanted to spend a few dollars more on the scope base, Farrell makes a really nice 1 piece steel picatinny rail that costs around $100. The EGW is basically the same base made out of aluminum. The problem is that Midway doesn't have the farrell bases and brownells doesn't have the Burris Extreme Tactical rings. If you are not going into battle with the rifle, the EGW 20moa base and the burris extreme tactical rings will work great. I have the same set-up on my heavy barrels 308. It wears a 6-24 scope and gets used for F-class matches.
     
  11. ljutic73

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    Conetrol always worked for me....
     
  12. 5spd

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    I have the same setup and no problem with standard weaver rings with my 6-18x44 scope.
     
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