The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Art of the Rifle: General

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old July 30, 2011, 12:47 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: July 29, 2011
Posts: 14
Scope advice needed

I recently inherited my first rifle, a Remington 760 pump action. The only thing standing between me and my first hunting trip is my unmounted scope. I also inherited a vintage Tasco ranger scope along with the rifle and am eager to get the sucker mounted and sighted in. My rifle is tapped but I have several questions about rings and or base plates. My questions are,

1. Do you have to get certain ring sizes for different diameter scopes?

2. Is it better to get a base plate mounted set or individual standing rings?

3. Pros and Cons of high vs low mounted scopes.

Any advice would be appreciated greatly

God Bless America, Texas, and the 2nd Amendment.
BoyScoutForLife is offline  
Old July 30, 2011, 03:52 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: January 29, 2011
Location: south indiana
Posts: 555
go with the lowest rings you can with the scope not touching the barrel

as for rings and bases i like one piece mounts but i dont know if you can get them for ur gun

so try to find steel bases and a good set of rings to match
M.O.A. is offline  
Old July 30, 2011, 08:26 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: December 24, 2010
Location: Central Louisiana
Posts: 3,137
Congratulations on your rifle. The Remington 760 is a fine hunting rifle, capable of nearly any hunting situation.

Bases and rings abound. The Weaver #62 will fit it, and Leupold, Redfield, Millet and EGW all make bases for the rifle as well. I'd suspect that the old Tasco scope you have uses 1" rings. I'd also suspect that low or medium rings would put the scope close enough to the barrel for a good cheek weld. My 760 has a monte-carlo stock and a cheek weld is easy to maintain. Yours might be different.

There are some newer base/ring sets being made these days in which the rings and bases are one-piece. One example is the DNZ line of one-piece scope mounts. I haven't tried them yet, but they look plenty strong.

Again, congratulations on your rifle.
Dennis Dezendorf
PawPaw is offline  
Old July 30, 2011, 08:52 AM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: July 29, 2011
Posts: 14
Thanks a whole lot for the advice yall. Ill soon be on my path to buckskin moccasins.
BoyScoutForLife is offline  
Old July 30, 2011, 09:45 AM   #5
Join Date: January 19, 2011
Posts: 60
Dnz Game reaper

I use the dnz game reaper mounts in low on my 7600 (newer model 760) and it works great. the way the gun is set up lets you mount a scope lower than on a bolt. Good luck.
Zmax is offline  
Old July 30, 2011, 07:38 PM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: September 16, 2009
Location: I live in the foot of the Green Mountains of Vermont
Posts: 1,599
Talleys are perfect , don't weigh a thing compared to most other systems !
oneoldsap is offline  
Old July 31, 2011, 05:52 PM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: June 20, 2007
Location: Starkville, MS
Posts: 6,550
The 760 is a great rifle (I have a BDL in 30-06). The advise you have been given so far is good, but misses one thing that is important in my book. Since the 760 has iron sights, take advantage of them. Get a quick release mounting system and you'll be able to pop the scope off if it is damaged so that you can continue to hunt. I'm partial to the Leupold QR system but there are others that are just as good.
Doyle is offline  
Old July 31, 2011, 08:17 PM   #8
Senior Member
Join Date: July 21, 2011
Location: Idaho
Posts: 7,732
you need to find scope rings that leave the scope sitting in front of your eye rather than forcing your eye to line up with the scope. you want to rest your face on the buttstock like you would while shooting and then site down the scope, if you have to raise your cheek off the buttstock you need lower rings, if you have to mash your face into the buttstock you need higher rings. then you rest the scope in the rings and move it back/forward till you can sight through it in your natural firing position. that way you have minimal adjustment to work out once you bring your gun up to your shoulder to fire. its a long and difficult process but it's well worth the effort in the long run.

also tasco has a really bad reputation for being cheaply made. you may want to eventully move up to a good nikon or leupold scope. nikon prosaffs are about $120 but very reliable scopes for hunting, I have one on every hunting rifle I own. you say yours is vintage so I dont know if they've always been cheap but you may want to read up on them.
ignore my complete lack of capitalization. I still have no problem correcting your grammar.
I never said half the stuff people said I did-Albert Einstein
You can't believe everything you read on the internet-Benjamin Franklin
tahunua001 is offline  
Old July 31, 2011, 09:44 PM   #9
Junior Member
Join Date: July 29, 2011
Posts: 14
Cant find anything about it online, guess I'll find out when I sight it in. It'll probably be fine though cause the main thing I''ll be going after is probably hogs. The nonexistent limit and unending season is pretty attractive.
BoyScoutForLife is offline  

advice , rifle , rings , scope mounting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06953 seconds with 7 queries