savage ring height 56mm??

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by 500mag_guy, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. 500mag_guy

    500mag_guy Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys i finally got my savage 110 BA 338 lapua! Now i need to find out what i need for a ring height for a 56mm scope. I have replaced the big rail system with a 20 MOA base.

    Thanks for any information, Eric
     
  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    You should be able to get by with Medium rings and still have plenty of clearance. You might even get by with Lows. It all depends on how high your rail is relative to the reciever.

    Take a ruler, lay it lengthwise down the rail and see how much clearance you need above the barrel and go from there.
     

  3. load

    load Well-Known Member

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    i doubt a low will work with a 56. wont on mine gun)
     
  4. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    I've got 50mm obj's on mine and with med rings I have over an inch of clearance. Way, way more than necessary and to be honest less than comfortable to shoot which is why I went down to lows.
     
  5. KRP

    KRP Well-Known Member

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    There is no standard for base/ring measurements so it will depend on what brand/style you choose.
     
  6. load

    load Well-Known Member

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    20 moa rail- ega, heavy contour barrel, medium rings = 1/8" clearance
     
  7. 500mag_guy

    500mag_guy Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have a savage 338 lapua?

    I just dont want the scope a mile off the barrel.

    But 1/8 inch with egw 20 MOA base and medium rings sound awesome!
    Is that for sure?

    Thanks, Eric
     
  8. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    If you use Weaver 6 hole tactical high is your best bet, I had one setup with 60mm with AO and the extra highs only had about 1/4". Warne tacticals the mediums will work as will the medium TPS, Nightforce, or Burris extreme tactical.
     
  9. 500mag_guy

    500mag_guy Well-Known Member

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    The burris extreme tactical is the rings i was thinking about going with.
     
  10. lngrnghunter

    lngrnghunter Well-Known Member

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    the way i started to get my ring height is once i have my base and scope i get some quarters and stack them up till a get 1/8 gap and look in midway for the rings i need they got the # from top of base to bottom of scope tube
     
  11. SavageShtr

    SavageShtr Well-Known Member

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    Here is my 338 Lapua built on a Savage target action. It has an EGW 20 moa base Burris extreme tactical medium rings and a Bushnell 6-24x50 scope. This setup has about a 1/4"- 3/8" clearance between the scope and barrel. Barrel at the receiver is 1.125"dia. with a straight tapper to .900" at the muzzle and is 32" long.
     

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