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Nightforce ring height for 56mm scope?

 
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:34 PM
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Re: Nightforce ring height for 56mm scope?

Better go with the 1.125". I just discovered that the 1" are not quite tall enough for my 56mm on Kirby's Raptor. Mounted up ok, but when torqued down I couldn't even get a piece of paper between the barrel and scope.

I am even a little confused now, Kirby told me a 1" would fit, and NF is telling you that .885 will fit?

There is no way a .885 would fit a 56mm scope on the Raptor.
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:41 PM
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Re: Nightforce ring height for 56mm scope?

Thanks for the reply SBruce, i haven't ordered my scope yet, but did get my jewell 1 lb. trigger installed, just kinda takn my time before ordering a scope, thats a big chunk out of the old bank account! I have been thinking of going with the 50mm objective the more i think about it so i can mount my scope lower, just not really sure yet if the 56mm is gona be a really BIG difference. I wonder if i could go with the .885 rings with the 50mm objective and still have enough clearance to get lense covers like butler creek flip up caps on the scope?
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:52 PM
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Re: Nightforce ring height for 56mm scope?

Possibly, apparently it really depends on the action and barrel contour.

I've got this Nesika action with very heavy straight taper barrel and .885 rings with a 50mm scope.....plenty of room for flip up caps and then some. On the other hand, the Raptor action and barrel would need the 1" high rings to put covers on the same 50mm scope, and still would be really really close IMO.

I prefer 50mm, but I was able to get a 56 without a wait, so I bought it. Doubt you'll see much difference, except maybe last couple minutes of shooting light and then, probably only when on max power.
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:40 PM
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Re: Nightforce ring height for 56mm scope?

I have the sendero SF II, 20 MOA NF base and .885 (low) NF Rings. No cuttong required, and fits great.
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Re: Nightforce ring height for 56mm scope?

I have the 5.5-22x50 mounted on a Sendero with the low rings and there is at least .25" clearance, which means I could mount he 56mm with the same rings.

If you want the best answer, call NF. They will help you out and might point out things you have't considered, which was the case for me when I wanted to know which rings to use and the best configuration for my angle indicator and level. They're the experts.

Keep your scope as low as practically possible and don't forget your objective cover.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:13 PM
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Re: Nightforce ring height for 56mm scope?

Texan79, do u have the 50 or 56mm objective?
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:18 PM
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Re: Nightforce ring height for 56mm scope?

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Texan79, do u have the 50 or 56mm objective?

56. I had the same question, but talked to Ken and NF and sure enough, fits great.
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