Bases and rings!

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by timmymic, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. timmymic

    timmymic Well-Known Member

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    I just purchased the Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44 and i am looking for some rings and a base for it but now clue what i am looking for! it will be going on my savage 10 flcp-k in 308 i am looking to shoot out to 1000 yrds! Thanks for your help
     
  2. gebhardt02

    gebhardt02 Well-Known Member

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    Unless I am mistaken, your scope has a 30mm main tube, so you'll need rings that are 30mm. Vortex has a couple different style rings of which I prefer the precision matched rings. These particular rings are manufactured for Vortex by Seekins Precision, who also sells the same exact style rings from him web site. Compare prices and availability from different places and they'll be about the same.

    As for a scope base, I'm not as familiar with Savage actions. I would suggest using a picatinny spec rail but this isn't completely necessary, you might be able to find a two-piece base set-up out there somewhere. In either case, I'm almost positive you'll need a 20 MOA base with that scope to get the .308 out to 1K.

    So in a nut shell, my suggestion would be to find a one piece 20 MOA picatinny rail that'll fit your action and then find some 30mm rings that will attach to a picatinny spec rail. This isn't the only option, just my personal suggestion. We have some of the Vortex rings in stock for the 30mm scopes if you are interested.

    Geb
     

  3. BEEMAN

    BEEMAN Well-Known Member

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    I just bought the same scope. I went with the 30mm precision matched rings from Vortex; 0 MOA EGW rail. Didn't need a 20 MOA rail for this gun as it is a 500 yd gun.
     
  4. dieselboy427

    dieselboy427 Well-Known Member

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    If you want the best, call NEAR Mfg. Ask for Richard
    He will make sure you get exactly what you need. His rails are full width and a work of art.
     
  5. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a sales pitch to me....???
     
  6. dieselboy427

    dieselboy427 Well-Known Member

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    I've had EGW. I've had leupold. I've had badger ordinance and I've had IOR. look at all I've sold on the classified on this site before you run your mouth.
     
  7. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    It STILL sounds like a sales pitch!
     
  8. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    And you sound like you have never used or even seen any of Richards bases or rings.:D

    They are second to none...

    Jeff
     
  9. dieselboy427

    dieselboy427 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Broz. I've been buying from Richard since he was shipping stuff in John Deere bags.
     
  10. D.ID

    D.ID Well-Known Member

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    Folks should be encouraged to point out quality and value even if it sometimes sounds like or even really is a sales pitch. My opinion, without knowing the accuser or accused. I don't sell anything on here or relative to the industry but ask me about different brakes, certain stocks or barrels or anything I happen to have significant experience with and I will make a sales pitch for someone, based on my experience in attempt to save folks from repeating mistakes I have made or missing out on value it took me a long time to find.
     
  11. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    I never said they werent top quality...now did I? The posting could have been phrased totally different so that it didnt sound as it does
     
  12. Sako7STW

    Sako7STW Well-Known Member

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    My favorites are the Talley lightweights. No heavy rails, no 4 different pieces that weigh more AND give more options of failure. They simply WORK. I put them on my sons Savage and have never looked back.
     
  13. gebhardt02

    gebhardt02 Well-Known Member

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    I have a set of the Talley Lightweights on a .243 hunting rifle. Thay are pretty nice set-up for not needing a base/ring combo. But I didn't see any of these listed on the Talley site for a Savage that also have an additional elevation built in. I could be completely wrong, but I'm pretty sure his scope and rifle will need some extra MOA built into his mounts to get him out to 1K. Nobody will know for sure until he gets it mounted up with SOMETHING, zeroed, and figure out how much elevation he has left in the scope.

    Geb
     
  14. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Right on! I have a set on a Stiller 22-250 walking varminter. Good price; great quality and they work superb. What more can a guy ask for??