Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


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


Reply

Which Scope base and rings for this set up.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #8  
Old 07-18-2013, 10:49 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Mesa AZ
Posts: 73
Re: Which Scope base and rings for this set up.

Thanks guys,

I am going to go with the Seekins today.

Couple more questions before I place the order.

1.) What height rings do I need? Scope is a 30MM tube with a 50MM objective. It will be going on a 700 long action.

2.) I want to stretch this set up out as far as possible. Doing the math with a 200 yard zero it looks like at 2000 yards I will drop about 95 MOA. the scope has 65 MOA total travel. I'm thinking a 30 MOA rail would be the best option. does this sound correct?

3.) The bases come in #6 and #8 screws. I believe for a factory action a #6 is required but wanted to be sure.

4.) the rings come in multiple lengths. which is recommended? or whats the difference? Pros and cons to the different lengths.

Thanks,
Speedy.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-18-2013, 12:28 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Mesa AZ
Posts: 73
Re: Which Scope base and rings for this set up.

Bump
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-24-2013, 02:38 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Mesa AZ
Posts: 73
Re: Which Scope base and rings for this set up.

[QUOTE= Bed the rail!![/QUOTE]

Will Aluminum Devcon work or should I use Steel to bed the rail?

Thanks,
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-24-2013, 06:58 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: West Central Idaho
Posts: 1,081
Re: Which Scope base and rings for this set up.

Bedding the rail is not necessarily a simple deal. I have my local smith do it as he has the necessary tools to do it properly. A simple explanation is he jigs the rifle up in his mill straight plum and all that stuff and verifies the receiver is correct and or fixes any problems then during the bedding process he verifies the trueness of the rail to the receiver with a dial indicator.

You know it's money well spent when mounting a new scope as I just did centering the reticle allowing for the 10 MOA slope in the rail and having it within a few clicks of dead nuts on the final sight in. When I removed the old scope there was not a ring mark on it. Seekins rings Near rail and a smith bedded rail and the rings were not lapped as it's not necessary when the rail is properly mounted.
__________________
Jim



There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. Sir Winston Churchill.

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. Einstein
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Current Poll
I currently have hunting preference points in the following states

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:20 PM.


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