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Old 11-25-2003, 02:27 PM
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Scope bases for Remington Model 700


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Hi everyone. New member here. Quick question for ya.

I am looking for scope bases and rings for my new Remington Model 700 ADL. I am overwhelmed by all the options and brands and models. There are one-piece and two-piece. Weaver-style and other style.

Here's what I'm looking for:

-2-piece (for easier loading, internal box magazine)
-appropriate height for 40-42 mm objective (definitely not high rise rings)
-matte finish
-1-inch tube diameter
-Weaver-style, preferably, so I can remove the scope easily, but I don't like the rings Weaver makes, like the pivoting ones, they look cheap and flimsy

Can someone recommend something?
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Old 11-25-2003, 03:31 PM
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I like the burris zee rings. They offer them in regular and signature ring styles. The signature has plastic bushings inside the rings that supposedly ensures that the scope is completely centered. You can get them in matte, low, medium or high; I think that medium will be the size that you need.
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Old 11-25-2003, 03:55 PM
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Leupold or Burris Dual Dovetail rings and bases would be a great choice, but you'll not be removing the scope easily with these.

Leupold makes a QR (Quick Release) base and rings setup that is very strong and easily removed with a near perfect return to zero. It's more expensive than Weaver style, but not as expensive as the really premium QR setups.

http://www.leupold.com/products/mounts.htm
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Old 11-25-2003, 04:37 PM
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Thanks for the fast replies, guys. I have seen the Leupold QR system and it looks good but something inside me just tells me to go with Weaver style for compatibility.

I'm checking out Millett Angle-Loc rings. They are most readily available in "gloss" as described on the retailers' websites but they really come in "smooth" and "matte" and the smooth is not very glossy, which is good because my rifle is matte black. A nicely-priced combo pack (2-piece bases and rings) can be had at

http://www.midwayusa.com/rewriteaproduct/728253

What do you think?

Thanks again!
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Old 11-25-2003, 04:50 PM
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Weaver # 35 And 36 Two Piece Bases And Burris Z Rings If Your Going To Leave The Rear Sight On Youll At Least Need Medium Rings If Your Scope Doesnt Have Alot Of Strait Section Between Front And Rear Bell You Can Use Weaver 40a Front Base .


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Old 11-25-2003, 05:40 PM
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Weaver # 35 And 36 Two Piece Bases And Burris Z Rings If Your Going To Leave The Rear Sight On Youll At Least Need Medium Rings If Your Scope Doesnt Have Alot Of Strait Section Between Front And Rear Bell You Can Use Weaver 40a Front Base .


444fitch
Thanks, 444fitch. I am away at school right now and my rifle and scope are at home so I can't be sure, but I assume since it is a long action it will likely need the extension base, and if not, then it'll still work anyway, so I'll order the #35 and the 40A bases.

Why the Burris Zee rings? The Millett Angle-Loc rings are adjustable for windage and elevation. Are the Burris Zee rings adjustable?

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Old 11-25-2003, 05:46 PM
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Millets are fine Unless I know that I have an offset receiver holes issue I like to go with a less complicated ring (less screws to worry about coming loose ) the burris arent windage adjustable but they are a real clean look if your going to go with weaver base system. Any minor alighment adjustments can usually be taken care of by lapping rings.
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Old 11-25-2003, 06:06 PM
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Millets are fine Unless I know that I have an offset receiver holes issue I like to go with a less complicated ring (less screws to worry about coming loose ) the burris arent windage adjustable but they are a real clean look if your going to go with weaver base system. Any minor alighment adjustments can usually be taken care of by lapping rings.
You have a point there, with the number of screws. I have had problems before with mounts that have many adjustments, where the screws didn't want to stay tight, but those were B-Square and they were on a spring piston airgun.

Are the holes in the Remington 700's receivers known to be perfectly aligned or are they sometimes out of alignment? I know you have some 700's so you might know.

Also, I know that lapping rings can adjust elevation, but how can they adjust for windage? You can't put them on the sides of the scope tube can you? The ring system isn't flexible in the side to side dimension, only up and down.
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Old 11-25-2003, 06:25 PM
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Lapping rings mostly allows the rings to evenly distribute pressure on the scope when they are tightened (gets rid of any high spots and gaps between scope and rings). I have never come across any of my 700's with holes that were out of alignment enough to eat up enough of the scopes windage adjustments to cause a problem . Im sure it does happen though.

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Old 11-26-2003, 02:54 AM
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I have both millet and burris zee rings that have been mounted on my remington mountain rifle in 30-06. I had to
use the millet (extension) because I was using a burris compact 4x, and the scope was not long enough. As was stated above, the millet has more moving parts; thus more screws, etc. With a burris 3x9 fullfield 2, I am able to dispense with the extension rings. They are both fine choices, and it really comes down to personal preference, I guess. If you have a copy of this year's midway catalog, they have a good article in it regarding scope mounting.
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Old 11-26-2003, 04:52 AM
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I have both millet and burris zee rings that have been mounted on my remington mountain rifle in 30-06. I had to
use the millet (extension) because I was using a burris compact 4x, and the scope was not long enough. As was stated above, the millet has more moving parts; thus more screws, etc. With a burris 3x9 fullfield 2, I am able to dispense with the extension rings. They are both fine choices, and it really comes down to personal preference, I guess. If you have a copy of this year's midway catalog, they have a good article in it regarding scope mounting.
Thanks. I am ordering the Weaver Grand Slam W35 and W40A bases for the Remington 700. The 40A base is an extension base so both long and short scopes will fit. I am temporarily mounting a scope I already have because I want to save/shop/sit on this for a while before I buy a new scope and rings. I bought some cheap, but decent-looking rings on eBay for now, and they will give me an idea of whether I need low medium or high rings in the future, as well as diagnose any misalignment in my receiver's scope base holes (in which case I will get the Milletts).

I have a Midway catalog coming in the mail...
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Old 11-26-2003, 06:31 AM
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I hope you enjoy your rifle! Here is another site that I found very helpful...www.varminthunters.com/tech/crisp.html


I adjusted my trigger using the instructions on this site and it helped immensely.
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I hope you enjoy your rifle! Here is another site that I found very helpful...www.varminthunters.com/tech/crisp.html


I adjusted my trigger using the instructions on this site and it helped immensely.
Thanks for the awesome link, man!
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