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Need help mounting optics to Savage 11 Long Range Hunter

 
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Old 04-22-2010, 04:47 PM
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Need help mounting optics to Savage 11 Long Range Hunter

Hi all,
I could use some assistance picking a base and rings for my newest toy. I'll be shooting it up to 1,000 yards.

I'm going to be mounting a Millett Buck Gold BK30736 6-25x56mm on it.

Two things I need: decide on base/ring setup and get correct size rings (I'd like as little space as possible between the bottom of the bell and the barrel).

In a couple of days I'll be taking delivery of a Savage Model 11 Long Range Hunter in .308 viewable here: Savage Arms Firearms > 11 Long Range Hunter

It has the rounded rear receiver. I've found Midway's page for bases that fit this here: MidwayUSA - Just About Everything in Hunting & Shooting Sport Optics

Here's what I'd like to accomplish, but not sure of best/most cost effective way to achieve it. I'd like to have 20moa built into the base and I was thinking I'd prefer the flexibility of a picatinny rail. I'd like both the base and rings to be steel and not aluminum.

Unfortunately, it seems that all the 20moa picatinny rails that seem reasonably priced are made of aluminum and the steel ones seem over a hundred bucks - which seem asinine to me just for a base.

Anyhow, if it were your rig, and your budget for the base and rings was $100 or $125 how would you go?

Thanks a bunch for your input.
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Old 04-24-2010, 03:51 PM
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Re: Need help mounting optics to Savage 11 Long Range Hunter

I went with the EGW 20moa aluminum base and Burris XTR medium rings. My fingers are crossed that when it gets here the rings are the right height.
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:54 AM
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Re: Need help mounting optics to Savage 11 Long Range Hunter

you will be fine i have that setup on my stevens 7mag but witha millet buck gold 4-16x56 its a rock solid setup a guy on savage shooters has lows on sporter barrel i went med for my 338 edge varmit barrel when it gets here
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:56 PM
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Re: Need help mounting optics to Savage 11 Long Range Hunter

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I went with the EGW 20moa aluminum base and Burris XTR medium rings. My fingers are crossed that when it gets here the rings are the right height.
I'd go that route and save the extra money and go for a better scope.
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:05 PM
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Re: Need help mounting optics to Savage 11 Long Range Hunter

i second the egw base and burris xtr rings.....can't complaint about mine. Make sure if you go with the 20moa base you scope has enough down for 100yd zero....mine didn't
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:37 PM
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Re: Need help mounting optics to Savage 11 Long Range Hunter

This is what I did with my Savage target action with a heavy straight taper to 15/16" at 26" barrel.

High, Medium or Low scope rings? - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

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