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You may have to remove the rear sight, Ruger makes a tall set of rings but they are proud of them.
 

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Your old scope is 33mm, new is 40mm. That is a difference of 7mm.

You need to divide that in half - half that difference will be 'up' half will be 'down.'

3.5mm - that's just over 1/8" (1/8" = 0.125", 3.5 mm = 1.38"). Your clearance is about 0.25"

You should be OK... this assumes that the wall thicknesses of the scopes are similar.
 

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I also have one with the heavy barrel and a 3-9X40 and it has plenty of clearance even with the slide on lens cover. You should have no problem.
 

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It will fit. The limit will be a 50 mm objective -I know because I put a 4.5x14x50 VXIII Leupold on a 77/17 and the objective bell just touched the bbl when I got the eye relief where I wanted it. So I got a set of high rings which really weren't that expensive.
 

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I have a number of Ruger 77/22's and I believe that you will be alright with the 40mm on the standard rings. However, in the past Ruger has exchanged rings for me without charge, only a phone call and an $8 mailing fee. FWIW.

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Ruger ain't the only company making rings for their rifles.
 

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I agree that Ruger will exchange rings for rings of another height but I doubt they'd accept old used rings even-up for new ones? I've exchanged rings more than once but the ones I sent back were new and unused in the original packaging.
 
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