Scope Mounting on Win M70 EW

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Byrnsey, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Byrnsey

    Byrnsey Member

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    Guys I have a Winchester M70 Extreme Weather in 7-08 on order and will be putting my Leupold VX-3L 3.5-10X50 on to it. 30mm tube.

    What I am after is if anyone can tell me what bases and mounts will definitely fit on the scope and rifle, mounting the scope as low as possible?

    Thanks
     
  2. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Win M70 with a Kreiger Palma barrel and a Leupold 6.5-20x56 VX3L (with the half moon cut out underneath). So, it's probably the same clearance as a 50mm.

    It's mounted on an EGW 20 MOA picatinny rail using Burris XTR Rings (Med Ht). I've heard others indicate that they prefer to pay extra for the Nightforce rail. I have both and haven't had problems with either.

    I use the low rings with my 40mm objective.

    -- richard
     

  3. Byrnsey

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    Richard mine is the 50mm VX3L so yes it has the 1/2 moon cut out too. So I am thinking I can go with a set of lows that will suit a 40mm objective.

    My main concern is bolt handle clearance on the ocular.
     
  4. rcdinaz

    rcdinaz Well-Known Member

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    As he commented nightforce will work. I have their bases and low rings on my 300RUM.
     
  5. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    I have not had any clearance issues concerning the occular and/or power adjustment ring with either the 40mm using low rings or the 56mm using medium rings. This may be partly due to the higher rear end of the 20 MOA base.

    --richard