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Old 12-29-2012, 03:03 PM
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Scope Rings too high?

Just installed a Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP on my Rem. 700 SPS tactical.

I used TPS steel medium rings and a TPS 20 MOA base.
TPS makes some quality stuff for sure. very nice for the price.

Looks to tall for me. Too far off the barrel and too tall for a good check weld. I could put more inserts in the Traid stock pack to get a better check weld but its still to high off the barrel don't you guys think?

The medium measure 1.075 and the lows I'm gonna try are .925.

Thinks its worth switching the the low rings?

Here are a few pics.



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Old 12-29-2012, 03:13 PM
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Re: Scope Rings too high?

That's pretty darn high. I use Warne Low rings with my PST 6-24X50. The low rings are roughly .84
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:50 PM
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Re: Scope Rings too high?

Yes it is worth changing. 1.075 down to 0.925 = .15 and does not look like enough. I like my scope just under .25 above the barrel which leaves plenty of room for butler creek caps without being any higher than necessary. That looks like almost a 1/2"
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:20 PM
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Re: Scope Rings too high?

That's true, I wonder if they make super lows. Ill have to look real quick.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:22 PM
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Re: Scope Rings too high?

They make super lows and they measure .820 should I go with those?
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:27 PM
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Re: Scope Rings too high?

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The medium measure 1.075 and the lows I'm gonna try are .925.

Thinks its worth switching the the low rings?
No, not those low rings. You will only gain .150" and it looks like you need closer to .400"~.500" I would look into other lower rings than the .925's

That must be a very tall rail too.

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Old 12-29-2012, 06:34 PM
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Re: Scope Rings too high?

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They make super lows and they measure .820 should I go with those?
That sounds better.
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