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Hi Guys,
 
I installed Warne bases on a Savage short action.  I have low Warne rings and a Zeiss Conquest 1.8-5.5x38mm scope.
 
When I try to mount the scope to the gun, the scope is just barely long enough to get the rings fully onto the scope bases.  If the scope was just a little longer, it would have been easy.  But still I think it would work.
 
But, even though I can get the rings completely onto the bases, I can only get one of the rings to engage with the recoil key.  For the other ring, I just don't have enough room on the scope tube to get the ring to engage where the cross slot in the base is.
 
So I removed the recoil key from one of the rings and mounted it that way.  The rear-most ring is engaged with the recoil key while the front-most ring is mounted onto the scope base with no recoil key.
 
Is this ok?  Or do I need to rethink this setup?
 
For what it's worth, this is a Savage 220f 20 gauge dedicated slug gun (built on Savage short action).
 
Thanks,
Dennis
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 I'm surprised that question isn't posed here more often. I've been wondering lately if that isn't a viable solution for some mounting problems. I think it should be just fine as long as you had both clamps good and snug. One recoil key should be more than enough for anything out there, and I think the rear one (as you have yours) is the preferrred one to use if one needs to be removed, although it really shouldn't matter.
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It should be fine, but if you don't want to keep the Conquest PM me!
 
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You could always just buy a picitinny base and have all kinds of foreward and rearward movement.  Warne makes them, or TPS or EGW are the most affordable two.  
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

You could always just buy a picitinny base and have all kinds of foreward and rearward movement.  Warne makes them, or TPS or EGW are the most affordable two.  
 That's usually a very workable solution, and certainly one of the strongest and most versatile. The thing is though, that they aren't really very well suited to many older and classic rifles.
Also a lot of guys don't like the fact that they inhibit ease of access to the loading port on many types of firearms.
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