I'm new to the forum, but I've been reading some good info here.
I have a T/C Contender with a Kendricks .223Rem rifle barrel. It's got a Conetrol base and Huntur Low rings. I'm having a tough time trying to figure out what size scope will properly fit it. The big problem I'm running into is the Objective, some are just too big.
I was told to put a dowel in the rings and measure the height from the barrel to the bottom of the dowel. The rings are 1"/25.4mm. The gap from barrel to the base of the dowel is 9.6mm. If I calculate it correctly ([12.75 (ring) + 4.8 (gap)] x 2 = 35, I have a maximum of 35mm objective diameter I can get in a scope. Is that right?
I've bought Bushnell with a 32mm Objective scope but when I checked my calipers on the OD, it was 40mm and it was too big (it ended up on my 10/22).
Any recommendations? I was hoping for a sub-$200 scope. I was looking at a Burris Timberline 32mm, Konus Konushot 32mm, Burris Fullfield II 35mm, Vixen 32mm, and a Leupold VX-II 2-7x28mm Ultralight.
I'm planning to use it for mostly target shooting, but I may take it to the field for varmint. There are no iron sights so I can't really shoot it right now.