Need suggestion!!!

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by stranger, May 20, 2009.

  1. stranger

    stranger Member

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    Newby here, this is my first post but long time reader.

    just got cz 550 varmint 308 and Millett Tactical Rifle Scope TRS-1 4-16x50mm with burris xtreme rings. scope and rings were gifts.

    because cz has different bases, there is 1/8" gap between the bottom of the rings and the bases. therefore, i have two options: buy cz rings or install picatinny bases.

    the xtreme rings look rugged and would like to use them.

    any suggestions are welcome.
     
  2. Leupold308

    Leupold308 Active Member

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    picatinny bases, easy scope swap to another rifle with picatinny base, if need be.
     
  3. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    +1, get standard stuff that will be re-usable in the future whenever possible.

    AJ
     
  4. justgoharder

    justgoharder Well-Known Member

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    +2 each picatinny I've bought keeps getting used the other stuff is useless when i change directions!
     
  5. justgoharder

    justgoharder Well-Known Member

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    oh, and i forgot, welcome!
     
  6. stranger

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    Thank you all for input. that is my goal. I went around the town and asked some gunsmiths about drilling the rifle and screwing picatinny bases and they said it's too hard. also said not many ppl will do that. would anyone know about this?
    also i read in shootingtimes magazine article "Fitting scope bases to oddball guns" that this is possible and that there is smith here in NC that is doing it.

    for now, i decided for now buying dovetail rings would be best. still planning to drill it in future.

    here is how it looks

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  7. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    I just drilled and tapped a CZ 550 for Sam Strong. The gun used to belong to GRIT from this forum. Sam wanted a Ken Farrel base with 20 moa. I called Farrels and got one in a few days. Drilled and tapped the top of the receiver, a slight modification on the base for clearance and it was done. A solid carbide bit and a new tap is all you need. The action is hard but it an be done. I'll post some pics of how it turned out.
     
  8. stranger

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    What's a charge for the job?
     
  9. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    $12.50 per hole X 4 holes = $50

    Plus $10 for base modification.

    $60 total to mount the Farrel base.

    Here's a couple of photos of the last one I did.

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