Help with scope mounts


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hilltopper55
December 11, 2009, 11:02 PM
Greetings, I have a Howa 1500 that I like very much. I wanted a good scope mounts so I purchased Burris turn in mounts with signature rings. What I am running into after mounting it is eye relief is not correct. I cannot bring the scope back far enough to get a full sight picture. Any idea on scope mounts. the Howa accepts the same mounts as the Remington 700 SA in 223. Thanks

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Uncle Mike
December 11, 2009, 11:16 PM
Yup, you need 'extended' mounts- They will allow you to move the scope rearward a little more.

If your Howa is a long action, and the scope is a short one, you may need to utilize a picatinny/weaver rail...they, to me are efin ugly but they do the trick, because proper eye placement and cheek weld is paramount for good accuracy.

For top quality rails...http://www.kenfarrell.com/scan/st=db/co=yes/sf=category/se=Howa%201500/op=eq.html?id=P3DvidNL

Extended Bases...http://www.leupold.com/hunting-and-shooting/products/mounting-systems-and-accessories/mounting-systems/extension-ring-sets/

Some of the best mounts and bases....http://www.talleymanufacturing.com/cgi-bin/public_controller.cgi?view=products&category_recnum=4

What Howa do you have, caliber...? Is it a long or short action, and what brand and model scope, objective size are you wanting to put on it...?

hilltopper55
December 12, 2009, 10:11 AM
My rifle isa Howa 1500 SA 223. I am using a Swift 4-12x40. Like the idea of Picatany mount. Have a nice new set of Burris Signature mounts and bases, eye relief is just wrong for me.

dagger dog
December 12, 2009, 11:57 AM
Redfeild makes extended rings for that situation go to the Brownells site and look them up.I think they will fit the Burris dove tail but ask to make sure

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