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Mounted my rings backwards?

 
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:13 PM
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Mounted my rings backwards?

I bought a set of Ken Farrell standard height rings for my new Mark 4 to go on a 6.5x47L and while I paid attention to make sure I kept the tops of the rings with the correct bottoms, I failed to notice that there was a front and rear ring. Now I have the ring marked "F" on the rear and the ring marked "R" on the front. Is it a big deal? I didn't even notice it until I was putting the gun back in my truck after sighting in. Anyone else do stupid crap like this?
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:46 AM
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Re: Mounted my rings backwards?

After reading this post, I went and checked my ken farrel mounted scope. Wouldnt you know, I did the same thing. Not sure if it makes a difference, this scope is on my 338-300 ultra now and I've shot several rounds thru it, and it was on a 7mm rem mag previous with no issues.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:05 AM
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Re: Mounted my rings backwards?

How can you tell if they are backwards? I see no markings.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:20 AM
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Re: Mounted my rings backwards?

On the side of the ring there should be an F or an R. I just sent ken farrel an email to see if it matters.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:54 PM
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Re: Mounted my rings backwards?

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On the side of the ring there should be an F or an R. I just sent ken farrel an email to see if it matters.
I was about to do the same thing. Let me know what he says, please. Thanks

-Billy
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:17 AM
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Re: Mounted my rings backwards?

I have several sets of Farrel's. Mine are on correctly. I think the reason they are marked F and R is because each set (upper and lower) is manufactured together and so marked to maintain an close fit. If you have not yet shot the rifle in, I would move them around.
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:45 AM
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I have several sets of Farrel's. Mine are on correctly. I think the reason they are marked F and R is because each set (upper and lower) is manufactured together and so marked to maintain an close fit. If you have not yet shot the rifle in, I would move them around.
I kept the correct pair together, just put the front set on the rear and the rear set on the front.
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