Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > The Basics, Starting Out


Ring Height?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 10-15-2011, 08:15 PM
Gold Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 993
Ring Height?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here goes. I'm mounting a Simmons Whitetail Classic Scope 6.5-20x50MM on a Savage model 10 with a sporter barrel. Can any one tell me what height rings I will need. The bases are Weaver, they come on the combo models you find at Wal-Mart and such. Thanks any info will be helpfull.

Don Dunlap
Reply With Quote

Unread 10-15-2011, 08:30 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Smalltown, Virginia
Posts: 460
Re: Ring Height?

HIGH... 99 percent of 50mm scopes will call for high rings if your barrel is not a heavy contoured type. I think High will do just fine!
"...I shoot big cartridges, not because I am ego bound, not because they are needed to kill big game when well placed shots are made, but when an error is made, they will get you out of trouble more often then a lesser round."

--Kirby Allen
Reply With Quote
Unread 10-15-2011, 08:41 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Holland, MI
Posts: 1,941
Re: Ring Height?

Depending on the brand of rings, medium or high.
Most ring manufacturers have their specs online, and you can Google ways to measure your rifle and scope.

Just installed two 50mm scopes. One needed high, one was fine with medium.
Prior to that took high rings off my .22 Savage and swapped to medium for its 3-9x50 scope. Much better result.
Reply With Quote
Unread 10-16-2011, 03:07 PM
Bronze Member
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Western North Carolina
Posts: 82
Re: Ring Height?

If you go to Midway USA 's website, look up the Whitetail Classic and they'll have a link to connect you to "ring height specifications" or something like that.
I would say at least medium and probably high. Most specs I've used suggest medium for the 40mm scopes I have.

edit: It's called "application charts and information" on Midway's site. Here ya go:

Last edited by Snubbie; 10-16-2011 at 03:12 PM.
Reply With Quote
Unread 10-16-2011, 05:54 PM
Gold Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 993
Re: Ring Height?

Thank you all for the quick and verygood useable info.

Don Dunlap
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: Ring Height?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Win 70 ring height azhuntr Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 2 03-08-2011 11:37 AM
What ring height? m249 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 1 08-12-2009 02:58 PM
Ring Height 3fingervic Long Range Hunting & Shooting 4 06-07-2009 09:06 AM
Need help with ring height jsali Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 3 07-07-2005 11:22 PM
Rem 700 and Ring Height? Kobra Long Range Hunting & Shooting 2 02-27-2003 09:43 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC