Re: Scope suggestions needed.
I got my Vortex scope, rings, and EGW (0 MOA) picatinny rail scope mount today for my Savage model 11 and everything looked good, but the holes for the picatinny rail do not line up with the ones on my savage SA receiver. I believe the problem is with the Savage screw spacing, since the Evolution Gun Works rail specs out to what is listed on their website. They list the two middle holes center to center distance of 3.925" and my rifle has 3.943" spacing, which is longer by 0.018".
My rifle came with two piece weaver style mounts when I bought it, which will work, but I wanted to use the one piece picatinny rail for more flexibility for scope positioning and for the added support this design adds, now that I have a 26" varmint contour SS barrel attached to the action.
My rifle is still within the 1-year warranty period, do you think Savage will send me a new receiver with the proper screw hole spacing? If they will they'll probably have to send to my FFL dealer, since the rifle s/n is on this part.