Thanks Joseph. Yeah - I read your write-up. I'm looking at the exact same setup. EGW base (20 MOA) and Burris Tactical Rings. Everyone (that doesn't seem to have experience) keeps telling me that the 50mm scope generally needs the high to extra high rings. And since I don't have (or really want) a cheek rest added to my Remington Sendero, I'd like to keep it as close to the barrel as possible (and still get a cover on it like you did).
I guess what I'm saying is - The only variable here between my setup and yours is the rifle. Are the Remington Sendero II 300RUM and your Savage close enough so that the low rings would work with my rifle too?
I've tried the stacking pennies thing and guess I'm just not a smart man or just can't follow written instructions too well.
THanks so much!