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I have a pair of these see-through rings on a little savage bolt action and am having a hard time keeping them from walking off the front.



A dab of super glue lasts a little while. Is there some way to install a set screw? Get an airgun scope stop?

I'd like to keep the ability to drop down to the iron sights occasionally.
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I'd ditch those for a set of quick detach.  That way you can have the scope when you want and take off for when you dont.  
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

I'd ditch those for a set of quick detach.  That way you can have the scope when you want and take off for when you dont.  

SVT beat me to it, but I concur. Those rings are just not good.  
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Quick detach will require re-zeroing the scope every time it comes on and off though. I would really like to keep see-through ability for quick shots up close. I have a ridiculously expensive volquartsen set up on my target 22.

I guess I could go totally off the top and put a reflex sight beside the scope in case a bull prairie dog charges in too close for the scope.
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Well if you are absolutely set on those types of rings, I would get different ones with the bolt through them to hold them in place.

http://swfa.com/Leupold-Rifleman-Detachable-See-Thru-Rings-P2719.aspx

it may require a new base as well that has the slots all the way through to make it fit.

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You don't have to re zero with good quick detach rings
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+1 for ditching those rings in favor of detachables.
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