Originally Posted by Rcolter
I purchased a Remington 700 5r 300 Win Mag and plan on putting a Vortex Viper 6-24x50 on it. I have had great luck with the Talley mounts on my other rifles but thought about going with a rail. Any thoughts or recommendations? Also with a 20 moa rail, what size/height rings would you recommend?
Most if not all picatinny rails will place your scope up height enough to use the lowest tactical rings you can find! This is especially true with the bigger the tube, 1", 30 mm, 34 mm, 35 mm, as the tube size goes up so does the height.
I had a tough time finding tactical rings low enough. I own a pair of 30 mm Leupold Mark 4 low rings that still could be way lower, and a pair of 34 mm Talley Medium rings (that is as low as they manufacture in 34 mm) but are way too height. I did have an issue with the Talley 20 MOA base though..... wasn't 20 MOA, more like 7 MOA after I replaced it with one made by cameron at Murphy Precision. He's made two for me so far and a very sharp spot on guy. Highly recommend, but so are the light weight rings and bases by Talley. I own a half dozen of those, great for keeping the scope as low as possible. Is really a matter of whether or not your using a tactical scope or not? If not go with the Talley Light Weight Rings in their bases.
Hope that helps?