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Optilock Help Please

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Unread 08-26-2013, 08:27 PM
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Optilock Help Please

Hi All,

For some reason I thought the VX6 3-18 would have a longer body. The gun is a Sako TRG-S 30-06.

I would like to get a second opinion before I hammer in the stop pin on the rear base and lose my ability to return them ($140).

I'm wondering if I would be better off returning this set and ordering the style with separate rings/bases.

The only way I can get it to fit properly is to make the adjustments that I wrote on the photo below. The instructions that came with the rings said to mount the front ring in the center (similar to the photo)...because mounting forward / rear of center will adjust the elevation (point of impact).

My other questions is if I make the changes, will they be as secure since they will not be mounted where they are supposed to be?

So, what do you guys think?

Thanks,
Dave

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    Unread 08-27-2013, 10:25 AM
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    Re: Optilock Help Please

    I'd buy a different scope which fits the TRGs. Then another rifle to fit the Leupold. Having an excuse to buy more firearms is a blessing.
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    Unread 08-27-2013, 01:37 PM
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    Re: Optilock Help Please

    Thanks for the thought!

    I ordered the Optilock bases and rings and will see how that works out. Should be fine.
    Dave
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    Unread 08-27-2013, 03:25 PM
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    I'm not clear about your proposed solution to the problem. Are proposing to remove the recoil lug on the rear ring? If so, the rings may slip. Have you looked at installing a Picatinny rail and rings instead of the Optilock rings?
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    Unread 08-27-2013, 04:11 PM
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    Re: Optilock Help Please

    Thank you Bruce. Yes, that first solution would have required the removal of the recoil lug. I was not sure if that was a problem. Thank you for clarifying that for me. I ditched that idea.

    I placed an order for separate rings and bases. If I configure them like in the photo below it should work just fine.


    Thanks,
    Dave
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    Unread 08-29-2013, 01:00 AM
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    Re: Optilock Help Please

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    Thank you Bruce. Yes, that first solution would have required the removal of the recoil lug. I was not sure if that was a problem. Thank you for clarifying that for me. I ditched that idea.

    I placed an order for separate rings and bases. If I configure them like in the photo below it should work just fine.


    Thanks,
    Dave
    That is the way my TRG-S is done. I will warn you, The screw that goes through the base into the bottom of the rings will come loose. Make sure you get that good and tight and red lock tight that bad boy. I almost lost a bull of a life time last year do to this. Luckily I had stocked close enough I pretty much could not miss.
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    Unread 08-29-2013, 03:44 AM
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    Re: Optilock Help Please

    That's a great tip. Thank you.
    Dave
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