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Unread 05-08-2012, 12:39 PM
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Need scope mounting suggestions

I would like to get some input from anyone who would care to help out a newbie to long range shooting. I have recently purchased my first long range caliber rifle and would like some help with scope mounting. I am thinking about going with a 20 MOA rail as opposed to rings. Any thoughts, concerns, suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Here is the rifle:

Remington 700
Sendero (not fluted)
7mm Mag

Also, any suggestions for a preferred factory load would be helpful as well until I get in to the hand loading aspect of this new hobby. Thanks in advance everyone.
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    Unread 05-08-2012, 12:51 PM
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    Re: Need scope mounting suggestions

    You still need rings unless the rail and rings are integreated. The rail mounts the rings and the rings mount the scope and the rings will need to be lapped true in relationship to their secured position on the rail (and to remove any high spots and allow full ring to tube contact).

    When you see scopes for sale that are listed with 'light ring marks', that's from mounting without lapping.
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    Unread 05-08-2012, 06:02 PM
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    Re: Need scope mounting suggestions

    Thanks for taking the time to reply Sidecar. Sorry I wasn't clear, I understand I will need rings as well as the rail was just wanting to know what would be the preferred setup (rings directly to gun or rings to rail). And any suggestions on manufacturers for either would be great as well. Thanks.
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    Unread 05-08-2012, 07:16 PM
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    Re: Need scope mounting suggestions

    I have two Remington 700 Senderos chambered in 7mm STW with Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA Reticle scopes on each of them. The set-up I use on each of them is a 20 MOA EGW for the Picatinny rail and low Burris 30mm Tactical Rings. They seem to hold pretty well with the recoil and with the 20 MOA rail I can dial it out to over 1,400 yards if I want.

    I also have a Remington 700 LSS chambered in a .257 Weatherby Magnum also with a Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA Reticle scope on it too. The set-up I use on that rifle is Talley Lightweight 2-Piece Scope Mounts with Integral 30mm Rings (Matte Medium). I really like that set-up on that rifle too. With the set-up on this rifle I can dial it out to about 1,000 yards if I want.
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    Remington 700 Sendero SF 7mm STW
    Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA Reticle Scope

    Remington 700 Sendero SF 7mm STW
    Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA Reticle Scope

    Remington 700 LSS .257 Weatherby Magnum
    Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA Reticle Scope
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    Unread 05-08-2012, 07:22 PM
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    Re: Need scope mounting suggestions

    Thanks for taking the time to reply Gamehawker. That's exactly what I was looking for. Really appreciate the info.
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    Unread 05-08-2012, 07:29 PM
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    Re: Need scope mounting suggestions

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    Thanks for taking the time to reply Gamehawker. That's exactly what I was looking for. Really appreciate the info.
    You are quite welcome.

    Below are a few pictures of my twin Remington 700 Sendero 7mm STW rifles with the set-up I mentioned above.
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    Remington 700 Sendero SF 7mm STW
    Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA Reticle Scope

    Remington 700 Sendero SF 7mm STW
    Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA Reticle Scope

    Remington 700 LSS .257 Weatherby Magnum
    Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA Reticle Scope
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    Unread 05-09-2012, 02:19 AM
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    Re: Need scope mounting suggestions

    What about the best of both worlds? Pierce engineering makes ringmounts (like tally looking one piece mounts) that have 20moa cut into them. Cheaper than going with a good rail and good rings. Less points to fail also.
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