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has anyone mounted a 2.5x8 vari-x iii on a kimber montana using the kimber standard bases. tube length on luepold is 5.1" the ring length on kimber rings & bases is 5". i cant see where this combo will work as there no room for adjusting for eye relief. i could be wrong or missing something. i am thinking i will need to buy a set of ofset bases. any help would be appreciated. also considering a mark4 mr/t 2.5x8 scope, but have heard that this scope is a little on the heavy side for a lite rifle like the kimber montana.
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Originally posted by Rntobey Rntobey wrote:

has anyone mounted a 2.5x8 vari-x iii on a kimber montana using the kimber standard bases. tube length on luepold is 5.1" the ring length on kimber rings & bases is 5". i cant see where this combo will work as there no room for adjusting for eye relief. i could be wrong or missing something. i am thinking i will need to buy a set of ofset bases. any help would be appreciated. also considering a mark4 mr/t 2.5x8 scope, but have heard that this scope is a little on the heavy side for a lite rifle like the kimber montana.
.........................I take it that you possibly have a longer action cartridge?..........With that scope, you just may need to use the off-sets. I think that off-sets are just plain ugly and in some cases can interfere with the ejecting shell. I not only prefer to keep the action clear, but a bolt rifle`s looks are much better without the off-sets.
 
The new 2.5-8x36 VX3`s have 5.4" of tube length. That extra almost 1/2" can not only make a difference for eye relief positioning, but it can insure that you won`t need off-sets.
 
You will either have to use that scope with the off-sets, or get another scope with a longer tube without using them..............If I had to look at that rifle all the time, I`d know what I`d do.
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I had a Kimber 84M in 7-08 with the 2.5-8 Leupold and Kimber bases and it fit no problem. Is your Montana a short or long action version?
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+1 on what Squeeze says.
Also, 1/10" is not too bad and is plenty of clearance between the rings. The Leupold eyepiece is relatively short, too. The scope should mount far enough forward that you shouldn't have any eye relief problems. That has been my experience with Remington long actions and that scope. It is a pretty good scope, BTW.


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Offset mounts suck!  Even if it didn't pose a problem with loading & ejection, I would avoid them based on looks alone.  It would annoy me to no end every time I looked at the rifle.  I would even go so far as to machine my own custom mounts before I'd ever put offset mounts on a rifle, but I would first try to select a scope with ample tube length.   I personally don't think you will have problems with that scope/mount/rifle combination as-is, though.

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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Offset mounts suck!  Even if it didn't pose a problem with loading & ejection, I would avoid them based on looks alone.  It would annoy me to no end every time I looked at the rifle.  I would even go so far as to machine my own custom mounts before I'd ever put offset mounts on a rifle, but I would first try to select a scope with ample tube length.   I personally don't think you will have problems with that scope/mount/rifle combination as-is, though.
.....................Yep!............Offset mounts??..Puker
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its more than likely a model 8400 rifle in a 30-06 or .270 or a 300 mag maybe
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my kimber montana is chambered in 300wsm.

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Originally posted by Rntobey Rntobey wrote:

my kimber montana is chambered in 300wsm.

...............The distance from outside ring to outside ring on a 300 WSM Kimber is 5"???......With my old conventionally mounted scope, the 3x9 4200 on my 300 WSM Ruger Frontier, the distance from outside ring to outside ring was 4 5/8ths....But I was using the 1 piece Ruger rings attached to the integral Ruger built in mounts. Your rings on that Kimber are further apart then.............
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