Scope Mounting Question

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by heiner39, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. heiner39

    heiner39 Member

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    I just picked up a Leupold VX-II and found the tube to be shorter than my old Bushnell Legend. I have a long action Savage and find that the rings are too far apart for the shorter tube.

    Not being knowledgable with scopes and mounts, I'm wondering what the best route would be to take. What would be a better mount...a pictinny style one piece mount with my current Weaver style rings or should I go with extension rings? I have no idea what would be the more reliable/solid option.
     
  2. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    IMHO the one piece Picitinny without question
     

  3. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    What he said.
     
  4. lerch

    lerch <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    yes the one piece rail will be the stronger mounting system. a one piece rail helps to bridge the gap of the ejection port and add some strength to the receiver. there is nothing wrong with a 2 piece mounting system and it does decrease weight but if you can take the weight why not go with the stronger system.


    one good question i was recently asked and i am not real sure of is the difference between different rail systems. mainly the difference in the foot print between the NF, Mk4, and Warne rail bases. that is a question i would like to know the answer too.


    steve
     
  5. heiner39

    heiner39 Member

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    What type of one piece rail would you recommend? Are the ones from Weaver or B-Square any good or do you think I should spend more money?
     
  6. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    I like the Seekins bases and rings a lot..
     
  7. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    The Seekins bases and rings are 7000 series Al. Very tough, will not corrode and very light. When I exchanced my Farrell pic base and Mark 4 rings for the Seekins setup, my rifle lost nearly 1/2 lb. The Seekins pic base has an integral recoil lug and some pic bases don't--mechanically, it seems like it'd better to have the lug and not be completely reliant on the base screws, especially with the hard hitting mags most of us are shooting. Good luck. Oh, and Glen's prices are actually reasonable and he's a member here.

    http://www.seekinsprecision.com/