Originally Posted by 375 Sledgehammer
Nope, I know that Nightforce list a Steel 20 MOA rail for it. Just get the thing cerakoted, then it'll never rust. I just use a 3.5-5X50 NXS. It'll get me out to 1000 without a canted base, thats far enough for this rifle.
Good point on coating the rail. I will have to look in to that. Also kind of considering having the scope threads in the action redrilled and tapped for 8-40 base screws.
Right now I've just got a set of Talley rings (base/ring one piece), and after the whole setup is lapped I had to dial about 10 MOA of elevation (from the midpoint) to get the gun zero at 200 yards. I think I got unlucky with how the top surface of my M70 action was machined and it canted the action rings the wrong way.
The way it sits I can dial out to about 775 yards when I max out the elevation travel, which is plenty far for what I want out of my rifle. I would just prefer to have the optics more square for long shot.