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    Posted: March/04/2008 at 05:29
Is this a bad idea?
I want to use weaver sure grip rings but they don't make them in 30mm  
It will be on a R700 in .223 if that makes a difference.

...Or should i use other weaver style rings?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Davis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/04/2008 at 05:59
Can't be done.  Even if you were to have screws long enough to engage threads, you wouldn't a 360 degree grip on the tube, creating pinch-points on the sides which would only damage the tube and would not hold up to firing.

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Davis is correct; it absolutely will not work.  30mm is 4.6mm larger in diameter than 1" (25.4mm), so the 1" rings wouldn't even begin to fit over the 30mm tube, and even if it did, rings that do not precisely fit a scope tube will cause severe damage to the scope, assuming you ever did manage to force the rings over the tube. 
 
Why would you even consider trying to do that in the first place when there are plenty of 30mm rings available for all mount base and receiver designs?  Why is your focus seemingly on trying to save a few $ on scope rings?  There are tons of 30mm rings that fit Weaver style bases, and they don't have to be Weaver brand in order to fit.  I guess I'm not understanding the problem here.


Edited by RifleDude - March/04/2008 at 07:07
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just say No...use 30mm
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You have to use 30mm rings and these are cheap and work
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Burris 30mm rings are good, too.
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30 mm rings are a must in this application, 1" rings shouldn't even be a consideration.
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With enough will and elbow grease, anything can be done.  Sure, it'll work, just crank down super hard on the 1" rings, something'll give and assure a nice, tight, possibly short-lived fit.

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I'd go with Warne 30mm rings......... they will work with Weaver bases!

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Did Germany really bomb Pearl Harbor?
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Originally posted by mwyates mwyates wrote:

Burris 30mm rings are good, too.
 
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Originally posted by Bippen Bippen wrote:

Did Germany really bomb Pearl Harbor?
 
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