New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Model 700 SA Ring Hieght Help?
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

Model 700 SA Ring Hieght Help?

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/16/2009 at 13:57
The Salty Hog View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: August/15/2009
Location: LA.
Status: Offline
Points: 4
Hello everyone,
 
       I'm planning on mounting either a Leupold VX3 6.5-20x50mm LR or a Sightron S3 6-24x50mm scope on my Rem. model 700SPS 270wsm using Burris's XTR Tactical rings and bases.
 
My question is about ring hieght, I'd like for the scope to be as close to the barrel as possible but still beable to place whichever type of cover I decide to go with. I really don't want much more than a 1/4" gap is what I'm gettin' at. I saw that the XTR mounts run as follows: Low 1/4", Medium 1/2", & High 3/4" (From top of base to bottom of scope)
 
I'm sure that I'll need either the Low or Medium rings, I was just wondering if any of you may have possibly done the same installation on the same gun/scope/mounts and can tell me which one I should go with.
 
Thanks,
 
SH
 
 
 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/16/2009 at 16:27
cheaptrick View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: September/27/2004
Location: South Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 20474
Hog, give the folks at SWFA a call in the AM and ask them. I "think" lows will work with that scope, but I'd hate to steer you wrong.
Are you planning on using Butler Creek caps?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/16/2009 at 19:30
RifleDude View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: October/13/2006
Location: Texas
Status: Offline
Points: 14313
Welcome, Salty Hog!  Interesting handle, btw...

Usually, the o.d. of the objective bell of a typical scope is about 6mm larger diameter than the objective lens.  So, a typical 50mm scope will have a 56mm diameter objective bell.  Since both of the scopes you are considering have 30mm main tubes, this means that the objective is 26mm larger in diameter than the main tube, or 13mm per side.  Therefore, assuming your barrel is the same diameter as your receiver (which it isn't) as long as the height from the bottom of the mounts where it mates with the top of the receiver to the bottom of the lower ring saddle is greater than 13mm or 0.512" (13/25.4 = 0.512 inch), your ring/base combination will work.  Alot depends on the step-down from receiver to barrel.  Most likely, on a 700, you will have around 0.05" step-down from the top of the receiver to the straight cylindrical portion of the barrel directly in front of the receiver.

So, the correct ring selection all depends on the thickness of the bases.  Bottom line, if your dimensions are correct, the mediums will definitely work, and the lows will work if the front receiver ring base is at least 1/4" thick.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/17/2009 at 06:17
The Salty Hog View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: August/15/2009
Location: LA.
Status: Offline
Points: 4
Thanks for the replies! I'll let y'all know how it works out.
 
CT- Yes, I probably will use BC caps.
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Model 700 SA Ring Hieght Help?"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
remington 700 SS ...or model 70 extreme weather SS Robster80 Firearms 12
Mount/Rings for Model 700 Adrien Rifle Scopes 14
Remington Model 700 5R Mil Spec dkparmy Rifle Scopes 7
VIDEO - Bedding a rail to a Model 700 Bitterroot Bulls Firearms 29
TPS 700 SA 20moa Steel Base 13point Rings and bases 6
Remington 700 PSS SA stock SOLD Rancid Coolaid Firearms For Sale 1 9/6/2007 11:40:30 AM
Rings/Base for Remington 700 ROUNDSHOES Rings and bases 1
TPS bases and rings on a 700 SPS Tac Boxerglocker Rings and bases 36
Rings and bases for remington 700 sendero mosdawg Rifle Scopes 7
need rings and base for rem 700 308aac-sd Rings and bases 24


This page was generated in 0.328 seconds.