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

 

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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/

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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.
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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

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