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Talley Lightweights on a Tikka - mounting length?

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Topic: Talley Lightweights on a Tikka - mounting length?
Posted By: 0100010
Subject: Talley Lightweights on a Tikka - mounting length?
Date Posted: August/05/2009 at 21:26
I am trying to get an understanding if a Vortex Diamondback 2-7x35 will mount on a Tikka T3 Lite in Talley Lightweight Low rings.  I'm not worried about mounting height - but I am concerned with mounting length.
I have gathered that the approximate maximum length of the dovetail on the Tikka is just under 5.75".  I have shamelessly borrowed a picture located online and adjusted it in Photoshop to where the length of that dovetail is just at 5.75" (between the two green hash marks in this image):
Then - I moved the image a bit and "measured" the distance between the rings, and it appears to be just at 5.00" (again, between the two green hash marks):
But - I figured it would probably be easier to ask you guys who may happen to have Talley's on a Tikka - what that actual distance is?
The mounting length on the Vortex is 5.1" (and I wish more scope manuf. would publish what the mounting length is on their products....)

Posted By: loaded4bear
Date Posted: August/05/2009 at 21:37
I'm about to order Talley's for my Tikka but is it possible to reverse the front ring(turn it around) to make the distance between them less?

Posted By: 0100010
Date Posted: August/05/2009 at 21:48
Hmmm, that I do not know. If that is the case that they could be reversed then I think my concern would be alleviated. Off to do more research...

Posted By: 0100010
Date Posted: August/05/2009 at 21:56
Well that didn't take long... - This link indicates the front can be reversed. Wonder if I find a picture of that.

Posted By: Roy Finn
Date Posted: August/05/2009 at 22:00
Try this.... - Tikka

Posted By: 0100010
Date Posted: August/05/2009 at 22:13
Awesome. I also located this one:

Posted By: sholling
Date Posted: August/06/2009 at 09:59
That rifle looks familiar. Big Grin The scope is a Nikon Team Primos which isn't a very big scope. I believe the 1" part of the scope tube is only 5" long. For what it's worth I really like those light weight rings and a nice light weight scope on this rifle.

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Posted By: Roy Finn
Date Posted: August/06/2009 at 10:09
Not sure but the scope in the first picture looks like a Nikon Omega which are short on mounting length.

Posted By: dougwx12
Date Posted: September/10/2009 at 19:22
I always mount Talley's on Tikkas with the upper post part closest to the bolt opening on both sides (i.e. neither of those pictures represents the shortest method.)  Seems to work fine.

Posted By: 0100010
Date Posted: September/12/2009 at 11:32
Here is what I ended up with; Tikka T3 Lite 7mm-08, Talley Lightweights 1" Low with a Bushnell Elite 4200 3-9x40.

Posted By: Ed Connelly
Date Posted: September/12/2009 at 17:05

Any scope maunfacturer who builds a scope for big game hunting that doesn't have a tube that is at least 5.25 inches long needs to be tarred and feathered.....


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