Base and rings for a savage rifle

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by hatfield954, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. hatfield954

    hatfield954 Well-Known Member

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    I haven't recieved my rifle yet. I am trying to find out, what setup to use for the best performance. Is it better to use a one piece scope mount or a base, rail and rings setup?
     
  2. bowhntr04

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    I recently purchased a 111 7mm mag. It's a looooooong action and the leupold bases i purchased wouldn't mount the Nikon scope i purchased before the rifle. It would work but was too forward on the rifle. I ordered some EGW bases from Optics Planet for $29. They're aluminum but get good reviews. Not sure what rings to go with. Not the easiest rifle to scope. Good luck.
     

  3. texan79

    texan79 Well-Known Member

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    If you get a standard picatiney base (I prefer NF hardware) you can mount the scope any where you please. Based on the long actions of the savage, I would recomend that route. I also belive that it is more secure than the standard Leupy system.
     
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  4. hatfield954

    hatfield954 Well-Known Member

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    Educate me a little please. NF hardware?
     
  5. texan79

    texan79 Well-Known Member

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    Nightforce (NF) bases and rings are very strong and very precise. It's my first choice in mounting systems. Its pricey, but they havent failed me yet.
     
  6. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    I have Farrell piccatinny rails and rings on my Model 12 LRPV and a Rem 700. They are very solid and good fit. The base is $84 and rings $140.
     
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  7. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    EGW or the new Weaver Tactical rails work great. For rings I like the Burris XTR or TPS TSR's.
     
  8. Idahoan

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    I noticed that NF is advertising a one piece base for Savage short action rifles. Has anyone had any experience with them on a model 12? Thanks
     
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    I second the Nightforce hardware. I recently purchased a brand new model 111 in 7mm Rem Mag as mentioned by the OP. I put the one-piece NF base on it with the ultralight rings and they fit PERFECTLY. Yes, they are expensive, but IMHO, they are worth it. One less thing to worry about once I go shooting, as I know that I have a superior mounting platform for my rifle.
     
  10. hatfield954

    hatfield954 Well-Known Member

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    I am sure I will have to use medium or high rings. The scope I am gonna put on that rifle is a 6x18x50mm. Would that setup you used for the 111 work on the model 12 I have coming?
     
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    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    Not sure. Maybe someone else can chime in on the model 12. As far as ring height goes, I have the 1.125" rings and I am using a 56mm objective with a 20 MOA base.
     
  12. TORCHRIDER

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    I recommend the EGW rail and the Burris Signature Z rings. Economical but very good solution.
     
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    I have an EGW base on my model 16, with leupold mk4 rings. Same exact setup as i have on my m700LA. Would not use anything else.
     
  14. hatfield954

    hatfield954 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks men, for all your suggestions and information. I went outside the box to try something even more different. I ordered a DNZ gamereaper one piece direct mount. I will post pictures and info on how the mounting works out.