Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Equipment Discussions


Reply

Which base and rings?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-21-2013, 07:41 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1
Which base and rings?

I have a Remington 700 VTR 308, and I'm going to mount a zeiss conquest 6.5-20x50 and was wondering what the best 20moa base a rings would be if anyone has any ideas?
Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-26-2013, 09:20 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Winterville, NC
Posts: 1,487
Re: Which base and rings?

Hey Josh,
Welcome to LRH!

I have a Rem 700 Sendero SF, .25-06 which atop that sits a Leupold Vari-X III 6.5-20x40 AO. I used Leupold STD Rem 700 RH-LA Long Range base and Burris Signature STD 1" medium rings with inserts. I also purchased the Burris insert kit to get the +/- .020" inserts.

If you choose to go this route, Midway part numbers are 364019 for the Leupold STD Rem 700 short action Long range base ($27.49) and 714534 for the Burris 1" Signature STD Medium rings or 475644 for the High rings ($34.99). The medium rings provide .270" of height and the high rings .390", as measured from the base of the ring to the bottom of the scope tube. My scope has a 40mm objective lens, hence the medium rings. Also, the insert kit from Burris is P/N: 712472 ($16.49). Cost, less tax & shipping; $78.97

This base has 1/4 degree of elevation built in. 1/4 degree is 1.3 feet (15") at 100yds. That's 15 MOA and the .020" inserts add another 20 MOA. I think this is as cheap as you can add 35 MOA (rings AND bases) to your rifle and not have to worry about lapping your rings.

I have this set up on my Savage 12, 6.5-284 Norma and Win 70 SA HVB, .243Win. Strong, dependable, easy installation with no issues. Hope this helps and again, Welcome. JohnnyK.
__________________
"The pleasure you get from life is equal to the attitude you put into it."
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Current Poll
In the last 12 months, what was your longest rifle kill on big game?
0 to 200 yards - 25.96%
1,531 Vote
201 to 400 yards - 32.12%
1,894 Vote
401 to 600 yards - 23.08%
1,361 Vote
601 to 800 yards - 10.01%
590 Votes
801 to 1,000 yards - 3.92%
231 Votes
Over 1,000 yards - 4.92%
290 Votes
Total Votes: 5,897
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC