Originally Posted by chad44
I just. Bought a savage 111 LRH 7mm. I'm looking at scopes now and the one I want is a leupold 6.5x20x50mm. I was wondering if I need taller rings to avoid the 50mm end hitting my barrel(with 20moa base)??? Also what kind of ranges does a guy have to be shooting to go to the 20MOA base if he has a 30mm tubed scope???
It depends on how far you want to shoot to make a decision about a rail. that Leupold should get you easily past 1000 without the extra 20 MOA, but it won't hurt to have it if you're buying a rail already. I have the Burris Tactical 2 piece picatinny bases on a Savage 7mm WSM with a Sightron SIII 6-24 with 100 MOA of adjustment, and I have a full 57 MOA of adjustment left in my scope. That will get me out to 1550 yards without the extra 20 MOA.
How high are your rings? Generally speaking, with a standard contour and a 20 MOA rail 30mm mediums should be the most you'd ever need depending on your rail and ring combination.