Advice-- Nikon ProStaff won't fit Savage 110


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Dirty Dawg
December 29, 2008, 09:16 PM
I got a new Nikon ProStaff 3-9x40 for Christmas and a Lead Sled as well. Got out my 110, took off the cheap Simmons scope only to find that the tube on the Nikon is too short for the base/rings I have. I went to Cabela's looking for a solution but they were pretty well picked over so it looks like I'm going to have to order something online so I thought I'd your input. What's my best option? The only catch is I'm left handed so any solution would have to take that into consideration (one piece base).

I sure someone out there has been in my position. I sure could use your advice.

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moosehunt
December 29, 2008, 09:22 PM
It's not a case of the scope won't fit--you simply don't have the correct rings. Easy to correct!

Dirty Dawg
December 29, 2008, 09:41 PM
Hmmmm. Well, if that's the case-- and I sure hope it is cause that would be an easy fix-- then it looks like I need rings that move about a half inch closer to the center of the breech.

cuervo
December 29, 2008, 10:04 PM
You can buy offset, or extension, rings where the ring sits about 1" behind the base. Something like this:
http://www.shootingtimes.com/optics/STextension_080607A.jpg

I was in the same boat. I also had to find some that were also windage adjustable to work with my Savage 110 and a Burris scope.

Here's an article on them:
http://www.shootingtimes.com/optics/rings_080607/

rust collector
December 29, 2008, 10:44 PM
What type of base do you have? If a weaver type, you may be able to reverse the front base to move the ring back a bit. I have been known to cut slots where I need them on the base as well.

Most manufacturers sell offset rings, but it's a more expensive solution.

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