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trg42wraglefragle
May 30, 2011, 04:39 AM
Hi.

I'm wanting to put a new scope on my 22 and thought i'd quite like quick release rings, but i'd has to get a new bases too.

Upon looking at different products, i've noticed a huge difference in prices for rings and bases.
Would cheaper rings and bases be noticeably bad being used on a 22lr?
I thought I better ask as I don't want to get some quick release rings and find they are hopeless.

The rings im looking at are Leapers by the way.

Thanks Sam

GURU1911
May 30, 2011, 02:05 PM
SAM, THIS TYPE OF QUESTION SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON THE "SMITHY" SECTION OF THIS FORUM, BUT I WILL BE GLAD TO ASSIST YOU.

GURU1911 GUIDELINES FOR TELESCOPIC SIGHTING SYSTEMS (scope, rings, & bases): "THE COST OF THE OPTICAL SYSTEM SHOULD EQUAL OR EXCEED THE PRICE PAID FOR THE FIREARM"

BUY ALL-STEEL BASES & RINGS. NO SEE-THRU OR QUICK REMOVE SYSTEMS.
BUY A 1" DIAMETER 4-POWER FIXED SCOPE IN THE $100 TO 200 DOLLAR BRACKET. MOUNT THE SCOPE AS LOW AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT TOUCHING ANYTHING.

Doyle
May 30, 2011, 02:08 PM
Guru, please don't shout.

hoghunting
May 30, 2011, 11:52 PM
Is your .22 drilled and tapped for a scope base? Most .22 rifles have a rail for the rings. I am not aware of any quick release rings for a .22 rail.

trg42wraglefragle
May 30, 2011, 11:54 PM
I was going to buy a Weaver style rail for it to, and yes it is drilled and tapped, but if it wasn't it wouldn't be hard to get it done.

GURU1911
May 31, 2011, 09:15 AM
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