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I have a Colt light rifle 30-06. I've found some mounts that work, but they are to short for the varmit scope that I have.
 
I need some taller mounts or I need the thread size so I can match some screws for my existing mounts. I ask for your help. I've searched and searched many of the mount mfg sites. I'm not familiar with a lot of gun terminology so I may be missing something.
 
This isn't a widely circulated gun, so I don't know if anyone here can help.
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Best help I can give you is contact Melvin Forbes.  His old number was (304) 292-0600.  Try that or perhaps look up New Ultra Light Arms (NULA)... I think it stopped and started business again.   
Almost bought CLR a while back, actually twice, but decided I did not have time to "fix" it.  You should probably look into getting a gunsmith to install a new trigger for you.  There was a recall on these some time back, you should probably check and see if yours is one of the recall models.  I think only between 4000 and 6000 CLRs were made.  LIke many things, if you get a "good one", it is very good, if you get a bad one... lots of gunsmith time...
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What bases do you have on it now? Are they Weaver or Redfield style. If so, you only need higher rings.
I assume by shorter you mean the rings aren't high enough for the objective bell and/or ocular end to clear on the gun.
 


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Exactly i have abou 1/16 gap between the scope and the barrel. I don't know about what i have now. Just a walmart set (sigh). Screws were the wrong thread, but the surface were the correct radius. one shallow and one more concave. I cut new threads but they wered weak.
 
Thank you for your replies guys. It is greatly appreciated.
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Talley makes their LW's for those.
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As an aside, mounts won't be difficult to find cause that CLR is being reintroduced as the Forbes Rifle sometime in the spring. 30/06 and 270 to start.
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I'm not sure if anyone is still looking but after a lot of looking, I called Talley and they make all the rings and bases for NULA rifles which the Colt Light was before the new. I just received my rings and bases and they fit perfectly!

The numbers you'll need to order are:
252716 for the steel bases and 100005 for the 1" high rings

This is a system so you will need to order both and I'm now able to slide the bolt without hitting the scope or pinching my fingers. the total with shipping was $110 and got to me in 4 days. Talley's number is 1-803-854-5700 and they were real helpful.

Hope this helps someone else!
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