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Hello there,
 
I'm new to the forum and new to rifles as well.
 
I need some help on knowing what ring height I should use...
 
I have a Remington 700 SPS Stainless chambered in .308.
 
Just to get things started, I bought some cheap scope, rings and mounts for now. (don't have funds for good ones yet)
I have a Simmons 8point, 3-9x50 Scope. Yesterday I bought Weaver Mounts and Rings at Walmart and tried doing that "bore sighting" method and the reticle (if thats what its called) in the scope is way to high vs what i can see looking through the bore (high and to the left). I spent hours trying to get as close as I can but at the end of the night, it was still too high.
 
Here's what I have:
 
Weaver Mount: 35m Front & 36m Rear Bases
Weaver Rings: Extra High (box says "up to 50mm OBJ Scope")
 
Should I just go for the "medium" rings that says "up to 40mm"?
or the "high" rings which says "up to 44mm"?
 
Thanks for the help guys!! Smile
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The closer you can mount the scope to the bore the better.  I would try lower than extra high if they fit.  being they are from WallyWorld you can exchange pretty easily.
 
Then again calling SWFA and getting the mounts and rings from them would be a one time deal and a lot less headache!


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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

The closer you can mount the scope to the bore the better.  I would try lower than extra high if they fit.  being they are from WallyWorld you can exchange pretty easily.
 

Then again calling SWFA and getting the mounts and rings from them would be a one time deal and a lot less headache!


Thanks for the info. Since this will only be a temp set up I tried doing it as cheap as possible.. But of course when you do it that way you end up wasting so much time and only saving a buck or two! Thanks again!
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SWFA does has some budget minded options.  You'd be surprised.
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There is absolutely nothing wrong with standard Weaver bases and top mount rings, other than being ugly. They are reliable and solid. You have the correct bases also.
A few things come into play with the zeroing method you are using.
-How far is the target you are looking at?
-Is the view down the barrel centered?
I would go to the twenty five yard range and shoot the gun to see where you are at. If you can't get it centered there you have an issue.

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Thanks for the help guys!! Switched my rings from extra high to high and it seems like it solved the problem.. Thanks again for the input! Time to test fire it!
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I got some weaver rings a couple years ago from wally world - wouldnt hold the zero marked up the scope something horid - they were the ones with the two bands across the top.  The old style that was solid across the top hooked on one side screws on the other was better. Beware of the "quad style weaver rings"
I would suggest the talley lightweight ringmount (one piece doesn not require a base).   I really would buy a quality mount even if I was going to run an inexpensive scope.   As for sighting in I get close at 25yds on a cardboard box then move to 100 and adjust in then to 200 yds etc.
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

I got some weaver rings a couple years ago from wally world - wouldnt hold the zero marked up the scope something horid - they were the ones with the two bands across the top.  The old style that was solid across the top hooked on one side screws on the other was better. Beware of the "quad style weaver rings"
I would suggest the talley lightweight ringmount (one piece doesn not require a base).   I really would buy a quality mount even if I was going to run an inexpensive scope.   As for sighting in I get close at 25yds on a cardboard box then move to 100 and adjust in then to 200 yds etc.


Those were the exact rings that i got! Got to shoot it yesterday, shot about 40 rounds and seemed to hold zero. We'll see when I shoot it some more.

Thanks for the suggestion. I will look that one up.. might be purchasing a Millet TRS1 Scope soon. It's not one of those "thousand dollar" scopes but sure is better than my toy scope right now. :)
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