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Which rings do I need for my new gun/scope?

 
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:04 PM
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Which rings do I need for my new gun/scope?

I just got a phone call saying my Savage 110 FCP 338 Lapua will be here on Friday. Savage Arms Firearms > 110 FCP HS Precision

I have a Nightforce 5.5x22 x50 scope to put on it.
5.5-22x50 & 5.5-22x56

I just need some help on figuring out which Nightforce rings to put on it. I called Nightforce and they recommended the medium height rings, but also said low rings might work. I'm hoping someone has a similar build that can let me know what they are using.

What rings do I need to complete this build? I plan on using Nightforce rings, but I'm open to suggestions.
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:32 PM
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Re: Which rings do I need for my new gun/scope?

Burris Signature rings are rock solid and waaaay less expensive than the NF rings.

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I use them on all my rifles.
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:35 AM
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Re: Which rings do I need for my new gun/scope?

I have the nightforce one piece base and ring on custom 1000 yd rifle. Very expensive, but also damn nice and I can afford it and will buy another. I have the med. hight on 50mm x 30mm nightforce mounted on very heavy barrel with no clearence problems.
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:42 AM
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Re: Which rings do I need for my new gun/scope?

If your NF has a 50mm objective, low rings may not fit. Rather than take a chance, buy the medium or high rings. NF recommends not using turn in rings, i.e., like the Burris Signature. On a very tight fit, as you are turning the scope, you might damage the scope tube. The NF rings and base should be OK. If you are shooting 600 yds or more, you may need a tapered base. There are many of these on the internet.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:05 AM
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Re: Which rings do I need for my new gun/scope?

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If your NF has a 50mm objective, low rings may not fit. Rather than take a chance, buy the medium or high rings. NF recommends not using turn in rings, i.e., like the Burris Signature. On a very tight fit, as you are turning the scope, you might damage the scope tube. The NF rings and base should be OK. If you are shooting 600 yds or more, you may need a tapered base. There are many of these on the internet.
Are you saying that you would use your scope to turn a dovetail ring into its base? I hope not. Dovetail rings are easily mounted in place with a crescent wrench. Also, Burris Signature Rings can also be mounted on a picatinny rail.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:18 AM
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Re: Which rings do I need for my new gun/scope?

I'm not sure how NF measure their scope rings. On my 110 FCP I have a EGW HD rail, it is actually thinner (lower) than the factory rail by a little bit. I have a 56mm bell with a 35mm tube. My rings measure .25" from the top of the rail to the bottom of the scope tube. If you are running a 30mm tube your rings would need to measure 2.5mm more, a total of .35" or so. I have just enough clearance to fit a flak jacket (6mil) scope coat in between the barrel and bell. That's with the 56mm bell. I would think you could get away with a low rings but you would need to see how NF measures their rings.

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Old 11-03-2011, 12:49 PM
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Re: Which rings do I need for my new gun/scope?

I shoot a Savage FCP-K with a 50mm objective and originally used NF low rings (since changed out), so I would think you would be fine with low. Two suggestions:

1) Order both NF sets, see what works and send the other back.
2) Call EGW, tell them your setup (rifle, scope, etc.) and they will set you up with rings and base for your rig. I use their 20 MOA base and its has been perfect. A lot less money and great quality.

Good luck.
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