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Old December 22, 2010, 08:09 PM   #1
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Scope and Ring/Base suggestions

I just ordered a Remington 700 Milspec 5R .308 now I am looking for a good scope and base/rings to mount on it. I am considering the leupold 6.5-20x50 http://www.opticsplanet.net/leupold-...fle-scope.html

I will be using this setup for hunting and target shooting possible compitions. I will definatly be shooting at 600 yards and would like to be able to shoot 1000 if I wanted to. I am looking for any recomendations on a scope and a quality base/ring set. I know I want the picitany rail base. What is a quality option? I found some at neer manufacturing that look solid but they are a bit high. Should I be expecting to pay $400-$500 for good rings and base? I already have a harris bipod.
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Old December 22, 2010, 08:40 PM   #2
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I'm kind of partial to Leupold Standard rings. With that 50mm scope, you'll at least need the tall rings - maybe even the extra tall.
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Old December 22, 2010, 09:32 PM   #3
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I would use a one piece 20 MOA Picatinny base from egwguns.com 20MOA Picatinny mount for Rem 700

Rings would be Leupold's low QRWs QRW low rings

I have three Rem 700s that use this setup (.308, .223 and 30-06). They are rugged and allow me to quickly remove/replace the scope without loss of zero.

ETA: I took Badger mounts and rings off because it was difficult to quickly swap scopes.

The only other setup I would trust is from LaRue (but its a lot more $s)
LT-113 20MOA base
LT-719 rings

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Old December 22, 2010, 09:34 PM   #4
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DnPRK is exactly what I would do as well. Im not a fan of Leupold scopes or optics but its tough to beat there rings and bases
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Old December 23, 2010, 12:34 AM   #5
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I went with TPS (Tactical Precision System) TSR rings ($70) and a Ken Farrell 20MOA steel base ($100). Both are true picatinny specs. Not saying they're the best, but pretty darn close.








This was a dry fit only. Ring bolts were moved to opposite side upon installation.
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Old December 23, 2010, 12:16 PM   #6
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What about these? Using Leupold for both?

Base with 15 moa built in.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct...tnumber=315661

Scope Rings
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct...tnumber=635361
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Old December 23, 2010, 12:23 PM   #7
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I'm a fan of the Talley two piece mounts with integral rings. You can get them in high configuration at Midway for 45.99.
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Old December 23, 2010, 08:46 PM   #8
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what about this

I set a Savage 110 up for FTR class and balked at the price of top shelf rings and bases.

I finally settled on a Warne 2o degree base, which was all steel and NOT cheap. But I figure I broke even by using Burris XtR rings.

XTR's are six screw, milled aluminum bases. They have steel hardware (nut bolt clamp) and the tactical look. Best part, is they are about half the price of Mark 4's rings and similar. I am aware of 3 sets seeing steady use on LE and F class rifles, w/ no probs.
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Old December 23, 2010, 08:54 PM   #9
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Badger

Badger 20MOA base, Badger rings. You will get your money's worth.
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Old December 23, 2010, 11:14 PM   #10
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What is a quality option? I found some at neer manufacturing that look solid but they are a bit high. Should I be expecting to pay $400-$500 for good rings and base?
I have had good experience with EGW rings and base.
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Old December 23, 2010, 11:23 PM   #11
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Leupold, Redfield, Millett, Burris, Talley, Conetrol, Tasco, Weaver,,,,BTW, IMHO, under a hundred, for bases and rings, is all that is necessary!
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Old December 24, 2010, 07:40 AM   #12
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As for a nice scope what about this one?http://www.opticsplanet.net/nightfor...iflescope.html
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Old December 24, 2010, 07:51 AM   #13
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I run an EGW one piece 0 moa base on my .308 10FP, along with some swfa rings, really, really nice setup (imo)


bought it all from www.swfa.com
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Old December 24, 2010, 10:05 AM   #14
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As for a nice scope what about this one?
That's top-shelf glass right there, you can't do better than that, except for maybe a USO scope. If you're gonna put that on your 700, you might as well do it proper and go with Badger all the way.
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Old December 24, 2010, 10:24 AM   #15
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In the Nightforce manual,that comes with their scopes, they recommend never using twist in dovetail type rings and bases, ie. Leupold. Just throwing that out there.
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Old December 24, 2010, 01:14 PM   #16
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The leupold rings I was looking at were the tactical style like the badgers. I don't think I will ever use the dovetail mounts. That just seems like they would be easy to not align perfect. I would like to keep all of my mounts the same brand. I will have to do a bit more research on the badger mounts. Thanks allot! Lol!
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Old December 24, 2010, 01:46 PM   #17
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Incognito - - - NICE.

Which NIKON scope model is that?
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Old December 24, 2010, 06:55 PM   #18
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Thanks. It's a Nikon Monarch 6-24x50mm.


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Old December 24, 2010, 07:35 PM   #19
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very nice

I think you made some outstanding choices. Next, Ammo, don't scrimp even for sighting in, everything will be about consistancy. I do suggest you going to Nikonhunting.com, click on the Spot On logo, there you can enter all your load data including the scope you are using to get all the information you will need after the bullet leaves the barrel. Keep us posted after you get sighted in, everyone loves pics too.
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Old December 24, 2010, 09:47 PM   #20
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I reload so it's cheaper to just make my own then to get cheap bullets.
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Old December 25, 2010, 11:10 AM   #21
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IncoGnito are those med rings?
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Old December 25, 2010, 08:52 PM   #22
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They're the low ones.
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Old January 18, 2011, 08:09 PM   #23
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Mag Rife Scope Bases

If you are using standard calibers and non-magnum loads, I think most mounts will work. But if you are talking about Ultra Mags, or other Magnums, leupold and other light duty mounts will not hold up. I know from experience from using Leupold 2 peice mounts on my 8mm Remington Magnum in a 700 Remington Rifle. The weak screw head attachment did not hold up to Hot loads.

I do not know which ones I will pick but I am wondering about these:

http://talleyscoperings.com/talley-scope-mounts.html

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Old January 18, 2011, 08:22 PM   #24
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What is one of the strongest one piece scope bases

Comments appreciated

I need a combo of scope rings and bases that will with stand Ultra Mags, or other Magnums, Leupold and other light duty mounts will not hold up. I know from experience from using Leupold 2 peice mounts on my 8mm Remington Magnum in a 700 Remington Rifle. The weak screw head attachment did not hold up to Hot loads.

I do not know which ones I will pick but I, but am wondering about these:

http://talleyscoperings.com/talley-scope-mounts.html

Thanks Kevin

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Old January 18, 2011, 09:55 PM   #25
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My .308 has a Leupold Mark IV one piece base and Warne Permanent Attach Steel Rings..


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