Low or Meium rings on a browning A bolt.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Porter, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Porter

    Porter Member

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    I am mounting a scope with a 40mm objective lens on my Browning 300 Win Mag A bolt. I have a picatinny base on it but am having problems figuring out which height of rings I should use. I want to keep the scope as low as I can for a good stock weld. Do you think I could get away with using low rings or should I use medium?
    Got any Ideas?
     
  2. Charles B

    Charles B Well-Known Member

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    Depends on the ring and scope. I mounted low rings on a Rem. 700 with factory barrel and a Redfield scope. I had min. clearance of the bolt handle at the eye peice. As a matter of fact there is not enough clearance on the eye piece to install a Butler Creek scope cover and work the bolt. The front objective was OK. The low rings will probably fit yours.
     

  3. Porter

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    I was going to get the Burris Tactical rings with a Konus M30 scope that I am going to try out. If you had a lower bolt throw on your Remington would it all work out the way you wanted it to?
     
  4. Charles B

    Charles B Well-Known Member

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    Works fine. I use a neoprene scope coat to protect the lens.

    Yes, lower bolt throw would solve the issue.
     
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