Mounted my rings backwards?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by pwrdbycotn, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. pwrdbycotn

    pwrdbycotn Well-Known Member

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    I bought a set of Ken Farrell standard height rings for my new Mark 4 to go on a 6.5x47L and while I paid attention to make sure I kept the tops of the rings with the correct bottoms, I failed to notice that there was a front and rear ring. Now I have the ring marked "F" on the rear and the ring marked "R" on the front. Is it a big deal? I didn't even notice it until I was putting the gun back in my truck after sighting in. Anyone else do stupid crap like this?
     
  2. CHARLIEDUECE65

    CHARLIEDUECE65 Well-Known Member

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    After reading this post, I went and checked my ken farrel mounted scope. Wouldnt you know, I did the same thing. Not sure if it makes a difference, this scope is on my 338-300 ultra now and I've shot several rounds thru it, and it was on a 7mm rem mag previous with no issues.
     

  3. Smoak352

    Smoak352 Well-Known Member

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    How can you tell if they are backwards? I see no markings.
     
  4. CHARLIEDUECE65

    CHARLIEDUECE65 Well-Known Member

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    On the side of the ring there should be an F or an R. I just sent ken farrel an email to see if it matters.
     
  5. pwrdbycotn

    pwrdbycotn Well-Known Member

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    I was about to do the same thing. Let me know what he says, please. Thanks

    -Billy
     
  6. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    I have several sets of Farrel's. Mine are on correctly. I think the reason they are marked F and R is because each set (upper and lower) is manufactured together and so marked to maintain an close fit. If you have not yet shot the rifle in, I would move them around.
     
  7. pwrdbycotn

    pwrdbycotn Well-Known Member

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    I kept the correct pair together, just put the front set on the rear and the rear set on the front.
     
  8. CHARLIEDUECE65

    CHARLIEDUECE65 Well-Known Member

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    I kept mine toegther also as they are a matched set. Haven't heard anything back from farrell, but I was wondering who is to say what is the front and rear. Is the front of the scope the eye piece or the objective ?
     
  9. pwrdbycotn

    pwrdbycotn Well-Known Member

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    That's a pretty good question as to the front or rear. I don't know exactly but I would assume (and we all know what that does) that the objective is the front as it faces the front of gun. I don't really know what this would hurt because it is the base that is canted 20MOA and not the rings. For instance, My Leupold Mark 4 rings that I have a Sightron S3 mounted in do not indicate front or back and I also have a set of Nightforce ultralight rings and they also do not indicate which ring should be where. Maybe I'm just thinking too much about it?
     
  10. CHARLIEDUECE65

    CHARLIEDUECE65 Well-Known Member

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    I just received my email response from Farrell. They stated it does not matter as long as the rings are kept together as we all have done. So there is no wrong or right way to install the rings as far as front or rear, unless you switch the bases and tops around.
     
  11. pwrdbycotn

    pwrdbycotn Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the reply.

    -Billy