close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Long Range Scopes and Other Optics

Long Range Scopes and Other Optics Nightforce Optics

Reply

New Nightforce 5.5-22x56 NXS on SAUM Need Ring Recommendations

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 07-08-2013, 07:26 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: NW Florida Piney Woods
Posts: 242
New Nightforce 5.5-22x56 NXS on SAUM Need Ring Recommendations

I have just bought my first Nightforce scope and these dang things are HEAVY!!!

I've never felt the need for "tactical rings" and have been a loyal fan of the Burris Zee Signature Weaver Style rings for several years.

I'm thinking I now need to get some rings that can stand up to the fairly heavy recoil of my Model Seven AWR 7 pound 7mmSAUM 22" rifle and that heavy scope.

I only found one Picatinny style scope base that seems to be up to the task because almost NOBODY makes "tactical gear" for Model Sevens... LOL
EGW 1-Piece Picatinny-Style Base Remington 7 Matte

Does anyone have any ring recommendations for this heavy scope? I thought maybe I'd try the Zee Signatures but don't want to waste a bunch of powder, primers, and bullets, only to find that I'm wrecking the rings and experience accuracy problems related to the rings.

I don't imagine I'll find very many people that will know what height rings I'll need because Model Sevens don't often wear 56mm objective Nightforce Scopes but I thought I'd ask. The barrel taper is Remington's Model Seven Magnum taper if that helps. I'd hate to have to buy rings and send them back if they're too tall or short.

I DO have some "high" Zee Signatures I can try on it for fit when it comes to get an idea how high they need to be I guess.

Can anyone help? I'm a bit at a loss here with this big bell heavy scope and don't want to have to reinvent the wheel.

Thanks,
Bob
__________________
If it's long it can't be wrong... LDHunter (Long Distance Hunter) from the Piney Woods of NW Florida. I hunt clearcuts for scrawny whitetails... ;)
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 07-08-2013, 08:41 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2011
    Location: Michigan
    Posts: 1,125
    Re: New Nightforce 5.5-22x56 NXS on SAUM Need Ring Recommendations

    I can't help you on height but I'll pass on a ring recommendation that I got from the members here. TPS rings - I bought a pair for a 338LM and couldn't be happier with them. They are reasonably priced (relative to most of the high end tactical rings) and the quality and fit/finish are fantastic.
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 07-09-2013, 04:40 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Jun 2001
    Location: NW Florida Piney Woods
    Posts: 242
    Re: New Nightforce 5.5-22x56 NXS on SAUM Need Ring Recommendations

    They look like nice rings but it appears that Len only offers them in Low and Super Low.

    Bob
    __________________
    If it's long it can't be wrong... LDHunter (Long Distance Hunter) from the Piney Woods of NW Florida. I hunt clearcuts for scrawny whitetails... ;)
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 07-09-2013, 04:52 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Jun 2001
    Location: NW Florida Piney Woods
    Posts: 242
    Re: New Nightforce 5.5-22x56 NXS on SAUM Need Ring Recommendations

    They look like nice rings but it appears that Len only offers them in Low and Super Low.

    Bob
    __________________
    If it's long it can't be wrong... LDHunter (Long Distance Hunter) from the Piney Woods of NW Florida. I hunt clearcuts for scrawny whitetails... ;)
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 07-09-2013, 07:44 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2011
    Location: Michigan
    Posts: 1,125
    Re: New Nightforce 5.5-22x56 NXS on SAUM Need Ring Recommendations

    Shame on me, I didn't know Len carried them. I got mine from Brownells in medium. They have high in their catalog as well.
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 07-09-2013, 07:53 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Alabama
    Posts: 9,484
    Re: New Nightforce 5.5-22x56 NXS on SAUM Need Ring Recommendations

    I use TPS TSR aluminum rings on all my rail setups.

    I also use EGW HD aluminum bases.

    30mm Rings | Rings - Scopes | Optics

    http://www.midwayusa.com/find?sortby...mensionid=6795
    __________________
    "I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns..." - Bob Lee Swagger

    "Give me a minute...I'm good. Give me an hour...I'm great. Give me 6 months...And I'm unbeatable." - Col. Hannibal Smith

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by WildRose View Post
    The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
    Reply With Quote
      #7  
    Unread 07-09-2013, 08:12 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jul 2011
    Location: Pennsylvania
    Posts: 1,694
    Re: New Nightforce 5.5-22x56 NXS on SAUM Need Ring Recommendations

    My choice would be a pair of badger ordnance rings. You should be able to get away with a .885" high rings with a 20 moa base and factory barrel taper. According to badger, .885 is their medium rings. My second choice would be nightforce. According to nightforce, .885 is their low rings.
    __________________
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"
    http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...4-build-83765/ - 6.5x284 Build Thread
    http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...-284-a-124876/ - 6.5x284 Ongoing Shooting Thread
    http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...-build-168857/ - 338 Lapua Build Thread
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes



    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:48 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC