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Old September 17, 2012, 11:22 AM   #1
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trouble finding just the right scope for Savage 110L - website recommendations?

I bought a Savage 110L 30-06 that is done up as classic hunting rifle look, has rings but no scope. The rings are 6 1/8in. on the outside. I'm trying to find a glossy finish 3-9 or 4-12 scope in the $250-350 range (could go higher) but I haven't been able to find one yet online, most of the sites don't tell you the measurements. I really don't want to send one back because it doesn't fit right.

Where's a good place to shop for scopes when you need something specific?
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Old September 17, 2012, 01:58 PM   #2
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Haunt a couple of local gunshops, Wally World, Dicks, etc. Pick up a few scopes, and find the one you want. Then you can either buy it there, or order it online, whichever you choose.
I, for one, only buy from a local gunshop. It may cost a bit more, but he is always there when I need him.
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Old September 17, 2012, 04:07 PM   #3
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If you change the bases to Burris XT or Weaver extended you can move the rings closer together and have a lot more scope choices.
Or go to extended rings. Narrow rings make a little difference, too.
Or extended Talley lightweights. Or a DNZ mount.

It seems like most of the scope manufacturers list mounting length along with other specs.
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Old September 17, 2012, 05:33 PM   #4
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Long action Savage rifles are the hardest to get scopes on because they have a greater distance between the base mounting holes. You either need to find a really long scope, or use mounts that will help get the spacing closer. Several good ones have been mentioned.

I'm curious as to why you want to put a glossy scope on a rifle with a matte finish. You'll find many more options in a matte finished scope. To the best of my knowledge a Leupold VX-1 is one of the few in your price range. Leupolds also tend to be among the shorter scopes and you'll have trouble getting one to work without special rings.

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Old September 17, 2012, 05:42 PM   #5
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The long-action Savage is probably the longest of the standard actions currently available. For several years I went with a Weaver K6, which required extended rings to give me the eye relief I needed. Extended rings are quite handy when trying to fit a scope to a rifle.

That's Leupold extended bases, with Redfield extended rings (Brownell's #47221).

However, this year I've gone with a Nikon ProStaff scope on that rifle, and I was able to eschew the extended rings. Now, it's set up with that Nikon scope and standard Leupold high rings.

So far, I like that scope and it gives me plenty of eye relief on that rifle.

Where's a good place to shop for scopes when you need something specific?
Your local gun shop is a good place to look for scopes. You're keeping the money in the local economy and helping a local guy stay in business. I understand that lots of us like to order online, and that's fine, but I like to buy locally when I can.
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Old September 17, 2012, 10:10 PM   #6
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Old September 18, 2012, 12:56 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone! I'll look at your suggestions. And I'll see if I can get into town and buy locally.

Why glossy? The rest of the rifle came that way.

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