NEF Handi-Rifle scope question


December 4, 2006, 06:34 PM
A friend of mine needs to scope an NEF Handi-Rifle. What height of rings are necessary to clear the hammer? Also, is a hammer extension necessary?

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December 4, 2006, 07:06 PM
my ultrarifle is scoped and i am using leopold standard rings. its really not a problem. it just takes a second longer to get your thumb in there

December 4, 2006, 08:02 PM
You can get a hammer extension too. It doesn't give you any more clearance but eliminates the need for your thumb to get in there.

Don't Tread On Me
December 4, 2006, 09:09 PM
NEF's come with a trigger extension. Or at least they should. If not, they are cheap, like $7 online.

The height of the rings will depend on the scope's dimentions at the occular. Some are wider than others. It will also depend on the position of the scope forward or back depending on eye relief or personal preferences.

I have an NEF in .17hmr, and I used the Leupold (rifleman?) High rings, the ones sold at Wal-Mart for $13. Those works perfectly with a Simmons ATV, which is dimentionally similar to the WTC, but with a 40mm objective. This is a larger sized scope (but not massive like some varmint or tactical scopes).

Another scope/ring combo that works is the Burris FFII 3-9x 40mm, along with High Burris Zee Rings (Burris rings typically measure lower than other brands).

Your best bet it to go to the Graybeard NEF forums and directly ask which rings would be best by telling them which scope is intended to be used. Out of all the guru's there, you are almost guaranteed to find someone who has the exact scope and has mounted it to the NEF in a way where it clears the hammer, but also stays as low to the bore as possible.

Otherwise, try your best to guestimate before buying from a place with a good return policy, or find a gunshop that is willing to have you place the rings on the NEF and lay the scope ontop of them without torqing anything down....some shops will do this. Rings will cost more there, but you're paying for the customer service.

December 4, 2006, 09:24 PM
i would get medium rings if using 42mm obj bell or smaller, if going bigger , get higher rings. the hammer ext. comes with all the new ones, and yes you will appreciate having one.

December 4, 2006, 11:38 PM
Thank you, everyone for the replies. The scope he intends to buy is some sort of 3-9x with a probable 40mm objective. I assumed medium rings would do it.

Now to locate a base...

December 5, 2006, 01:36 AM
My Handi-Rifle wears a Barska 6-24x50 scope. I used medium rings with this setup.....and the hammer extension was VERY necessary.

There isnt much extra room.....but there is enough.

Ranger J
December 5, 2006, 10:16 AM
1. High will work best.
2. Yes, rifle should have come with one. NEF sells one on their web sight.
3. NEF also sells base although some others will also work. Check on the center fire Handi rifle section of Graybeard Outdoors for more info.

December 5, 2006, 10:33 AM
visting a gun shop that will loosely mount the scope so you can mount the gun and check for fit is a good way to go on this journey,IMHO.

lacking that,I fitted mine with std. rings and it worked well,the height was right and the hammer was accesible too.

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