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Old 03-04-2009, 05:31 PM
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Savage Mark II factory installed scope base problems

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My Weaver Grand Slam steel rings won't grip the Savage bases that came mounted on my new Mark II BV.

The bases are too narrow. .796 wide vs the .832 width of the Weaver #46 base on my 12 F/ TR.

I need to order higher rings anyways, so I'll get new bases too.

The question is ...

What rings fit the factory supplied bases?
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:17 PM
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I could be wrong on this but I think the Weaver rings and bases are not built on true 1913 picatinny standards. A set of rings from another manufacturer would probably work fine.
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Old 03-05-2009, 03:20 PM
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The new gun has the 1 5/8 ejection port, so the #16 Weaver bases for the 93R should fit.
I need high rings anyways, so I'll order rings & bases from Cabela's.
The Grand Slam rings may be wider than normal. I'll have to look into that.
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Old 03-05-2009, 03:27 PM
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If this is a rimfire the standard Weaver rings will not fit. It takes rimfire rings. Cabela's has them. You can also get a set of rimfire one inch rings at Walmart for 6 bucks or so.
Bob from Idaho
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:46 PM
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Thanks Bob

The new gun came with scope bases installed by Savage.
I think the problem is that the Weaver Grand Slam rings have to be matched to Grand Slam bases.

Weaver only lists the #16 standard bases for 93R, so even if I ordered new bases and high Grand Slam rings, I think that they still wouldn't fit.

I guess I just lucked out on the model 12 #46 bases. They are wide and the rings fit NPF.

I'll check with my local gunshop. They carry Millett rings.
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:58 PM
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One savage mark II bv base mount would not hold a weaver scope ring. It would not tighten sufficiently. I replace both mounts with old Weaver #24 base mounts I bought new from the Numrich retail store in West Hurley NY( . The package model-list does not have Savage, and they look different from what was on the rifle, using longer screws. But they seem to fit properly. You'll need to buy a set of 2. I don't see it on the web site seach so you may have to call.

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Old 07-27-2010, 07:13 PM
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These mounts hold the regular weaver rings for big game scopes sold at Wal Mart ( I use the quad lock).

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