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Newbie here.

I have a Remington 596 (.22 LR) I'd like to mount a 3-9X50 on. How do I know what kind of sized mount I will need for this? Would it be different if I used a 3-9X40 scope?
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You are definitely looking at two different heights on rings. You can get by with mediums on the 40mm, lows in some brands. The 50mm will need a high mount.

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Another dumb question, what are they refferring to when they are talking about ring sizes. Is that the actual size of the ring that goes around the scope. If thats the case, you just base this size on the tube diameter?

Sorry for my lack of knowledge, but I have to start learning somewhere.
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There are ring sizes such as 1" and 30mm and there are ring heights. Not every ring height will be equal in terms of how high it will mount the scope because some bases are higher or lower depending on the type and manufacturer.
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Just the regular 597 model. I like the look of the VTR model, but couldn't justify "looks" as a good enough reason to spend $400 instead of $175 on the gun.

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I agree, the cool factor is there, but not that cool.

I've suggested the same rings I use to everyone.

http://swfa.com/Leupold-Rifleman-Rimfire-Detachable-See-Thru-Rings-P3114.aspx

With them you can mount any 1 inch tube scope to your rifle and unless you go with a huge bell "50mm objective" you can still use your open sights.




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RING GUIDELINES

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50mm OBJECTIVES will almost always use HIGH rings in a given style. In certain instances, such as with extremely heavy barrels or some makes of firearm, SUPER HIGH rings may be necessary.

42-45mm OBJECTIVES will almost always use MEDIUM rings in a given style. In certain instances, 45mm scopes may require HIGH rings.

40mm OBJECTIVES will almost always have enough clearance with LOW rings in a given style, though MEDIUM rings will give slightly more clearance, particularly when using a barrel with a thicker shank portion or a heavier contour.

28-36mm OBJECTIVES will almost always use LOW rings in a given style. Again, in certain instances of a heavy barrel or heavy shank portion of a custom barrel, medium rings may have to be used, but LOW rings will almost always suffice.

20-24mm OBJECTIVES will almost always be able to use LOW rings, but in some cases may also use SUPER LOW rings. In this instance, bolt handle clearance of the eyepiece will come into play more so than objective/barrel clearance and should be carefully considered.

VX-3L 50mm RIFLESCOPES will almost always use LOW rings, but in some instances, where there is a very small barrel shank or relatively light barrel, they will be able to use SUPER LOW rings for the lowest practical mounting. Again, as in 20mm riflescopes, eyepiece versus bolt handle clearance will be more critical in many cases than objective/barrel clearance.

VX-3L 56mm RIFLESCOPES will almost always use LOW rings, but in some instances, where there is a very pronounced barrel shank or relatively heavy barrel, they will use MEDIUM rings.

VX-3L RIFLESCOPES can not be mounted in super low rings with a one-piece base, as the power selector ring will impinge on the rear of the base.

PRISMATIC HUNTING SCOPES include their own integral mounting systems that allow four distinct mounting heights depending upon application. No Leupold riflescope, including the VX-7L/VX-3L lines, will fit into SUPER LOW rings if using a one-piece base.
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That's a great write up Roy. Thunbs Up


Good stuff.
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Thanks Roy.

I am sure if I go with a 50mm objective, I'll need a set of high rings.
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Alawys better to be safe than sorry.
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