New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Model 700-Leupold combo    will it work?
  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-Leupold combo will it work?

 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: July/16/2007 at 22:40
bricat View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar

Joined: April/24/2007
Location: Michigan
Status: Offline
Points: 1881
Hey there my fellow optics geeks, I am getting ready to purchase a Remington model 700 mountain rifle in 30-06. I want to mount a Leupold 2.5-8x36 on top. I really like that size scope and i think it would be ideal for that rifle. My question is, will I be able to mount this scope (11.9 inches in length) without using extension rings? Does anyone out there have this set up? I want to use Leupold dual dovetails but I am also considering Warnes or Talleys. Don't know to much about the talleys, how do they compare to the others? Thank you my friends, Bricat
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/20/2007 at 21:14
stubewan View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: August/17/2005
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 38

You might want to consider the Millet extension rings. I have them on a 444, they work great and are adjustable.

 

Stubewan

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/21/2007 at 11:12
tahqua View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Have You Driven A Ford Lately?

Joined: March/27/2006
Location: Michigan, USA
Status: Offline
Points: 8047

I need extension rings on my M700 LA's for the 2.5-8. The last time I checked I think I was 5.37" from outside to outside of my Talley rings. Leupold is showing 5.1" for ring spacing.

http://leupold.com/hunting-and-shooting/products/scopes/vx-i ii-riflescopes/vx-iii-2-5-8x36mm/

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/22/2007 at 01:23
bricat View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar

Joined: April/24/2007
Location: Michigan
Status: Offline
Points: 1881
Alright, thanks tahqua. Good info. I don't really want to use extension rings so perhaps I will go to a little longer scope. Do you think that a Conquest 3-9x40 would look awkward sitting on top of that little mountain rifle? Thanks again, Bricat.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/22/2007 at 10:19
tahqua View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Have You Driven A Ford Lately?

Joined: March/27/2006
Location: Michigan, USA
Status: Offline
Points: 8047

I think the Zeiss will look great on the Mountain Rifle. It will be well proportioned and the optics are excellent for the price.

That would be a very classy rig, good luck with your choice.

 

Doug

 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Model 700-Leupold combo will it work?"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
FS: Model 700 Leupold bases brodeur272 Hunting and Shooting Gear For Sale 0
Best Target/hunting combo for 6-700$ motoxleo Target 10
Remington Model 700 5R Mil Spec dkparmy Rifle Scopes 7
VIDEO - Bedding a rail to a Model 700 Bitterroot Bulls Firearms 29
remington 700 SS ...or model 70 extreme weather SS Robster80 Firearms 12
Trigger work for Rem 700 Tip69 Firearms 20 11/8/2007 8:49:19 PM
Savage Model 111 combo for $299! Tip69 Firearms 10
Remington Model 700 Sendero bigo_m Varmint Scopes 4
model 700 300 rum which mounts? nitis Rings and bases 5
Remington Model 700 Stainless Special 5R Milspec Chris Farris Firearms 188


This page was generated in 0.390 seconds.