New Nightforce 5.5-22x56 NXS on SAUM Need Ring Recommendations

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by LDHunter, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. LDHunter

    LDHunter Well-Known Member

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    I have just bought my first Nightforce scope and these dang things are HEAVY!!!

    I've never felt the need for "tactical rings" and have been a loyal fan of the Burris Zee Signature Weaver Style rings for several years.

    I'm thinking I now need to get some rings that can stand up to the fairly heavy recoil of my Model Seven AWR 7 pound 7mmSAUM 22" rifle and that heavy scope.

    I only found one Picatinny style scope base that seems to be up to the task because almost NOBODY makes "tactical gear" for Model Sevens... LOL
    EGW 1-Piece Picatinny-Style Base Remington 7 Matte

    Does anyone have any ring recommendations for this heavy scope? I thought maybe I'd try the Zee Signatures but don't want to waste a bunch of powder, primers, and bullets, only to find that I'm wrecking the rings and experience accuracy problems related to the rings.

    I don't imagine I'll find very many people that will know what height rings I'll need because Model Sevens don't often wear 56mm objective Nightforce Scopes but I thought I'd ask. The barrel taper is Remington's Model Seven Magnum taper if that helps. I'd hate to have to buy rings and send them back if they're too tall or short.

    I DO have some "high" Zee Signatures I can try on it for fit when it comes to get an idea how high they need to be I guess.

    Can anyone help? I'm a bit at a loss here with this big bell heavy scope and don't want to have to reinvent the wheel.

    Thanks,
    Bob
     
  2. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    I can't help you on height but I'll pass on a ring recommendation that I got from the members here. TPS rings - I bought a pair for a 338LM and couldn't be happier with them. They are reasonably priced (relative to most of the high end tactical rings) and the quality and fit/finish are fantastic.
     

  3. LDHunter

    LDHunter Well-Known Member

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    They look like nice rings but it appears that Len only offers them in Low and Super Low.

    Bob
     
  4. LDHunter

    LDHunter Well-Known Member

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    They look like nice rings but it appears that Len only offers them in Low and Super Low.

    Bob
     
  5. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    Shame on me, I didn't know Len carried them. I got mine from Brownells in medium. They have high in their catalog as well.
     
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    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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  7. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    My choice would be a pair of badger ordnance rings. You should be able to get away with a .885" high rings with a 20 moa base and factory barrel taper. According to badger, .885 is their medium rings. My second choice would be nightforce. According to nightforce, .885 is their low rings.
     
  8. gebhardt02

    gebhardt02 Well-Known Member

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    Might look into Seekins Precision as well.

    Geb
     
  9. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    Rings are almost to the point of bow tie vs Blue Oval debate :cool:


    Anything from the "top tier" manufacturers should work just fine.

    Ring i've used and/or would recommend (in no particular order):

    Leupold MK4
    TPS
    Badger Ordnance
    Seekins Precision
    American Rifle Company
    NightForce


    My favorite at the moment is ARC (American Rifle Company).

    Rifle Scope Rings


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  10. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    I almost forgot to mention (I'm ashamed of that). If you're looking to get a scope base that will equal or exceed the strength & quality of the rings recommended, I HIGHLY recommend Murphy Precision. Cam just happens to make bases for the Model 7 as well. Stainless steel? No problem. Titanium you say? Sure. If you don't see what you want, call him. Cam has built two custom bases for me in no time flat & for a more than reasonable Fee.


    MurphyPrecision.com - Scope Bases, Rings, and Assorted Shooting Accessories.



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  12. LDHunter

    LDHunter Well-Known Member

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    Wow!!! I'm getting some great ideas and feedback... Thanks Guys!!!

    Bob