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Unread 11-24-2011, 10:07 AM
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Scope mounting question

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???
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    Unread 11-24-2011, 12:34 PM
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    Re: Scope mounting question

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    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.

    Last edited by brentc; 11-25-2011 at 10:20 AM.
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    Re: Scope mounting question

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    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???

    From different websites I have crawled all over...they basically state that if you arent going to be shooting OVER 600 yards...you dont need a "rail" at all.

    With that I still went and bought a 15moa rail just for S&G's.... and put medium rings on it. Im using a 5.5-20X50 Zeiss and clear my varmint taper barrel a LONG ways...
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    Unread 11-24-2011, 06:55 PM
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    Re: Scope mounting question

    Maybe this will help you out with low rings:

    Vortex Viper PST mounted with pics. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

    joseph

    PS: My PST scope has a 30mm tube.
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    Unread 11-25-2011, 12:01 AM
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    Re: Scope mounting question

    I haven't purchased anything except the gun. Need rings, base, and scope. Not sure how far I'll be shooting but it seems the 20moa base would be over kill if it will get me up to 1000 yards. Don't think I'll ever go beyond that.
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    Unread 11-26-2011, 10:41 AM
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    chad44,

    I suggest that you consider the scope I have over the Leupold. I think the glass is every bit as good if not better than the Leo. You also get a lot more options to which will help you shoot more accurately. It also comes with an illuminated reticle. The warranty and customer service is second to none.

    It is a Vortex 6-24x50mm PST FFP MOA with a custom turret. It tracks perfectly and has always returned exactly to zero every time. The custom Vortex is dead nuts accurate at all ranges. The scope cost $899.95 and the custom turret about $100. How does that match up to your Leo and the Vortex has a much better reticule IMHO.

    If you do decide to get a custom turret DO NOT ONLY trust a computer program. Shoot a drop chart with your reloads and YOUR rifle so the turret maker can match the turret to the trajectory of your bullet as it goes down range.

    Drop chart. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

    Testing new Vortex custom turret. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

    http://forum.gon.com/showthread.php?t=584687&highlight=

    Vortex 6-24x50 Viper PST 30mm Rifle Scope

    joseph
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    Unread 11-26-2011, 11:43 AM
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    Re: Scope mounting question

    Joseph, thanks for the advice. So when giving the drop chart to vortex what did you include and how far Back did you have to shoot to get your chart? Just 400? Did you still have to provide velocity ,temp, ect.... ?
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