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Unread 03-23-2011, 10:43 PM
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Need Help With Rings and Base

I am building a new rifle on a 700 LA with a Kreiger #5 barrel and a McMillan Rem Classic stock. I intend to mount a Leupold 6.5x20 50mm LR/T (30mm tube) or a NF 5.5x22 50mm. I want the scope mounted as low as possible and I am trying to figure out what ring/base combination will do it. I want to use a Picatiny rail base and am considering a 20 MOA base (I think a 10 MOA would be better for my purposes).

I want this scope mounted as low as possible because I am concerned about the comb of the stock being a bit low and McMillan doesn't install an adjustable cheekpiece on this stock.

Has anyone been through this exercise already?

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    Unread 03-24-2011, 08:42 AM
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    Re: Need Help With Rings and Base

    I don't have the same rifle, but do have a 30mm scope with an objective of 50mm. It is mounted to a EGW 20 MOA Picatinny with Burris Extreme Tactical "LOW" rings. Here are the picture of it:

    Vortex Viper PST mounted with pics. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

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    Re: Need Help With Rings and Base

    It looks like the Burris Tactical low rings have a height to the centerline of the ring of .840" Does anyone make any lower rings?
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    Re: Need Help With Rings and Base

    Why don't you install an adjustable cheek piece yourself?

    Karsten Adjustable Cheekpiece

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    Re: Need Help With Rings and Base

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    Why don't you install an adjustable cheek piece yourself?

    Karsten Adjustable Cheekpiece

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    I don't like the looks of the saddle cheek pieces. The stock was chosen do to my personal tastes. All of my hunting rifles use the same stock. However, they all have 40mm objective scopes so there is no problem mounting them low. If I had considered the issue more carefully, I may have opted for the HTG with integral cheek piece. THe die has now been cast and I am trying to mitigate the issue by using the lowest set-up that I can find. Thus far, .840' is the lowest I have found. I believe that I could use a ring as much as .100" lower based upon measurements of other rifles.

    If I am still having an issue after finding the lowest usable ring/base combination, I will find a way to build up the cheek piece.

    Dan

    Last edited by DZelenka; 03-25-2011 at 09:33 AM. Reason: Clarification
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    Re: Need Help With Rings and Base

    I choose the ADJ HTG for just the reasons you are experiencing.

    Any way Seekins 30mm rings are 0.82. Here is the link.

    http://www.seekinsprecision.com/index_p.php?p=rings
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    Re: Need Help With Rings and Base

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    I choose the ADJ HTG for just the reasons you are experiencing.

    Any way Seekins 30mm rings are 0.82. Here is the link.

    http://www.seekinsprecision.com/index_p.php?p=rings
    .84 & .82 isn't very much (two 100th. of an inch). I doubt I could see the difference if they were side by side.

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