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Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Tyler Kemp, Dec 15, 2008.
I'd like a base with some extra elevation in it for a Mark V rifle but I can't find one anywhere.
Ken Farrell builds them.
Near MFG. Richard Near. IMO they are the very best for a Mark V.
Tyler , the Mark V and Vanguard use the same base as the Remington 700 , so if your wanting some additional MOA , I suggest a base from Glenn Seekins.
The Near bases are well built but not worth what they charge , not to start an arguement or beat a dead horse any longer but theirs realy no benifit is using a steel base over a well made aluminum the high grade aluminum is nearly as strong , its like opening up the scope base holes to 8-40 , the 6-48's will hold any properly mounted scope on a rifle perfectly well , if you smack your scope hard enough to shear off 4 6-48 screws then the base comming off is the least of your worries as your scope will likely be in several pieces
I don't care what base you buy, but owning several Weatherby I can tell you that although some 700 Rem bases will fit. Not all Weatherby Vanguards, and Mark V's take the same base. Not looking for a debate, just stating facts.
Yeah, I'm having a hard time getting my brain wrapped around this one, too.
Looking at Talley's site, for two piece mounts, it seems Mk V = Vanguard at least for height, but as the height difference between front and rear ring for the Weatherbys is .125" , for Rem700 it is stated as .110 . On the other hand, my copy of "The Military and Police Sniper" by Mike R. Lau states two base heights for Rem700, pre-74 ( .117" ) and post-74 ( .100" ) . With information as differing as this, I can't even be bothered to start comparing the screw hole distances on the receivers.
If only Rem700 bases indeed did fit, I'd order the Pierce Engineering rings for my Vanguard this instant. Just like Talley lightweights, attaching directly onto the receiver, but with up to 30 MOA taper, which Talleys don't have. And, because they haven't answered my e-mails, they obviously aren't interested in manufacturing...
95% of the bases out theirs screw holes will vary more than .010" , the best thing to do would be get a set of calipers and measure your base holes.
run a screw in the holes a few turns and measure outside to outside then subtract one screw diameter , that will give you a center to center screw hole distance.
I've used Rem 700 long action bases one 3 Weatherby MK-V's and 2 Vanguards with no problem , but I suppose that theirs exceptions to everything
I removed a set of Talley's form one of my Long action Mark V Magnums and installed them on one of my long action Vanguards. When I put a straight edge across the bases I needed a .090" shim under the rear base to get them to the same height. I know that the Wby Mark V SBGM take a set of different bases than a regular Mark V. Leupold even lists a different set of bases for Mark V Magnum and non mag calibers.
Tyler, like I said buy what you want but I would be careful and make sure the manufacturer says it will fit your Mark V.
I would sure check to see it contacts the receiver every where it should and is not being held on only by the screws.
I will have a 700 long action base here soon for Daniels new 300 build. If you want to run your rifle down we can see if it does indeed set correctly.
It's bad weather or I would drive down there. Are any of your magnum-caliber Weatherbys unscoped at the moment? We should have the same reciever, if it fits on of yours it should be ok on mine. I could always buy and return from Midway I guess.
I do have a 80's Japan 300 I could try it on. What do you have?
We sell the Leupold MK4 bases but I recommend Badger and Nightforce. The Nightforce is just a few dollars more than the Leupold but a better base.
Mike @ CSGW
How do I tell where it was made? I'd venture a guess it's newer than that, it is stainless.
Left side of receiver. It will say japan or Usa. if it was older it could be a german.
USA...I should've looked before asking.