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

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Unread 11-28-2011, 10:55 AM
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Re: Which rings do I need for my new gun/scope?

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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.

Savage 110 FCP HS 338LM
Thanks for the info.

Measured from base of ring to bottom of scope tube the NF rings are,
Low 0.295"
Med 0.41"
High 0.535"
Intermediate High 0.7"
Extra High 0.81"

I have a Ken Farrel 20MOA base (set up for #8-40) on its way along with a NF NXS 5.5-22x56 and was not sure if the bell would clear the barrel with the low rings or not so I ordered a set of the Med rings.
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    Unread 11-28-2011, 11:30 AM
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    Re: Which rings do I need for my new gun/scope?

    When you get some trigger time on this rig, I would love to see some range reports with the 300 grain bullets from the Savage-hs-NF combination. I am weighing this combo against another single shot edge and am just curious. Thanks
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    Unread 11-28-2011, 11:48 AM
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    Re: Which rings do I need for my new gun/scope?

    Will do, ordered a few boxes of Factory Lapua 300gr Scenar Ammunition last week to get me started. Still need Dies and a few other bits before I can start loading for 338LM. Something to consider, you can find factory ammo for 338LM but not 338 Edge.
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    Re: Which rings do I need for my new gun/scope?

    After getting the Savage 338 HCP FS in my hand the low Nightforce rings will easily fit. I had to send the gun back to Savage due to a chambering problem, but I checked while I had it, and the low rings will still have plenty of room.
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    Re: Which rings do I need for my new gun/scope?

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    After getting the Savage 338 HCP FS in my hand the low Nightforce rings will easily fit. I had to send the gun back to Savage due to a chambering problem, but I checked while I had it, and the low rings will still have plenty of room.

    What size objective? What base, incline or straight?
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    20MOA Ken Farrel Steel base, NF Ultralight Med rings
    Atlas BT10 + Seekins sling rail
    Karstan Cheek Rest
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    Re: Which rings do I need for my new gun/scope?

    See the first post in this thread for full details, but it is a 50mm objective on the stock 20 moa rail.
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    Re: Which rings do I need for my new gun/scope?

    Oh right, I forgot you where the OP
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    Karstan Cheek Rest
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