Optics Setup

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by BMosh, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. BMosh

    BMosh Active Member

    Mar 16, 2013
    I just purchased my first long range hunting rig, a Savage 111 Long Range Hunter in .300 Win Mag. I'm topping it with a Leupold VX-3 6.5-20x50mm. I'm looking for recommendations on the best way to mount the scope. Which is preferred, a single or dual piece base? Also, I would like to keep the lowest possible profile on the scope. Any recommendations on ring height/type. Open to suggestions. Pics of similar set ups would be awesome.
  2. AH3682

    AH3682 Well-Known Member

    Feb 5, 2013

  3. DeerHunter101

    DeerHunter101 Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2013
    I have used both one piece and two piece bases and never had a problem with either one. However I use one piece bases on most of my rifles. One thing I can say for two piece bases is they do allow for easier cleaning under the scope. I have two Leupold VX3 6.5-20x50mmLRT scopes one is on a Remington 700 action and the other is on a Browning A-Bolt action and both are sitting in Leupold medium height rings with no clearance issues. Hope this helps.