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Mattp27
December 22, 2010, 08:09 PM
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-mark-4-6-5-20x50mm-lr-t-m1-illuminated-reticle-rifle-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.

Doyle
December 22, 2010, 08:40 PM
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.

DnPRK
December 22, 2010, 09:32 PM
I would use a one piece 20 MOA Picatinny base from egwguns.com 20MOA Picatinny mount for Rem 700 (http://egw-guns.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=39_128&products_id=247)

Rings would be Leupold's low QRWs QRW low rings (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=543705)

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 (http://stores.homestead.com/Laruetactical/Detail.bok?no=364)
LT-719 rings (http://stores.homestead.com/Laruetactical/Detail.bok?no=365)

pabuckslayer08
December 22, 2010, 09:34 PM
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

Incognito
December 23, 2010, 12:34 AM
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.

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll285/electrikladyland/Armas%20de%20Fuego/RiflePics009.jpg

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll285/electrikladyland/Armas%20de%20Fuego/RiflePics006.jpg

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll285/electrikladyland/Armas%20de%20Fuego/RiflePics005-1.jpg

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll285/electrikladyland/Armas%20de%20Fuego/RiflePics004.jpg
This was a dry fit only. Ring bolts were moved to opposite side upon installation.

Mattp27
December 23, 2010, 12:16 PM
What about these? Using Leupold for both?

Base with 15 moa built in.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=315661

Scope Rings
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=635361

GeauxTide
December 23, 2010, 12:23 PM
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.

bamaranger
December 23, 2010, 08:46 PM
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.

gman3
December 23, 2010, 08:54 PM
Badger 20MOA base, Badger rings. You will get your money's worth.

ChadCD
December 23, 2010, 11:14 PM
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 (http://egw-guns.com/store/) rings and base.

hooligan1
December 23, 2010, 11:23 PM
Leupold, Redfield, Millett, Burris, Talley, Conetrol, Tasco, Weaver,,,,;)BTW, IMHO, under a hundred, for bases and rings, is all that is necessary!;)

Mattp27
December 24, 2010, 07:40 AM
As for a nice scope what about this one?http://www.opticsplanet.net/nightforce-55-22x-nxs-riflescope.html

B-radical
December 24, 2010, 07:51 AM
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

Incognito
December 24, 2010, 10:05 AM
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.

okbob51
December 24, 2010, 10:24 AM
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.

Mattp27
December 24, 2010, 01:14 PM
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!

BusGunner007
December 24, 2010, 01:46 PM
Incognito - - - NICE.

Which NIKON scope model is that?

Incognito
December 24, 2010, 06:55 PM
Thanks. It's a Nikon Monarch 6-24x50mm.

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll285/electrikladyland/Armas%20de%20Fuego/Lamps005-1.jpg

bman940
December 24, 2010, 07:35 PM
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.

Mattp27
December 24, 2010, 09:47 PM
I reload so it's cheaper to just make my own then to get cheap bullets.

Mattp27
December 25, 2010, 11:10 AM
IncoGnito are those med rings?

Incognito
December 25, 2010, 08:52 PM
They're the low ones.

8mmMag
January 18, 2011, 08:09 PM
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

8mmMag
January 18, 2011, 08:22 PM
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

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

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1/Husky507/006.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1/Husky507/R700scope.jpg

ronl
January 19, 2011, 12:55 AM
My suggestions would be the Vortex Viper PST FFP 6-24x50 with Burris signature rings. I used Leupold two piece mounts to ease loading and added 20 MOA in the rings using the inserts. That scope will do everything the Leupold will do and save you about $500.

BIG P
January 19, 2011, 12:58 AM
I would take a look at BADGER they work well for me.

PIGMAN
January 19, 2011, 03:07 AM
I like steel Warne Q/D seem to be really good rings for around $50.