Does barrel contour affect proper ring height?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by dpilot83, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. dpilot83

    dpilot83 New Member

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    I recently purchased a used Vortex Viper PST 4-16x50 FFP scope and a Night Force 2-piece Rem 700 long action 20 MOA base. I'm planning on installing this on my Rem 700 in .25-06. I bought this rifle used over 10 years ago and I don't know a lot about it. As I look at the barrel it looks like it tapers quite a bit in the first 4 inches and at the end of the barrel it ends up at about 5/8" diameter.

    What kind of barrel contour do I have? Where can I find diagrams of various barrel contours so I can understand them? Will the barrel contour I have affect my choice of rings? Thanks.
     
  2. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    You can look on any barrel makers website to see which of their contours your barrel most closely resembles. As far as rings if you are using a NF base I would think low rings might work with a 50mm and mediums will more than likely work.