Savage 110 iron sights?


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cliffjr
October 3, 2010, 12:12 PM
I just picked up a very nice savage 110 in .270 I will be using for deer. The rifle came with iron sights and a scope mounted on see through mounts. The scope sits a little higher then I like and I am thinking about removing the sights to be able to mount the scope lower. This leaves the following questions:

1. How do I remove the sights and how difficult is the process.
2. What if anything do I need to fill in the holes left after removal.
3. Is there any reason why I should leave the setup as is.

Thanks

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smokey262
October 3, 2010, 12:33 PM
I just removed a set of open sights from a Savage barrel

There was a screw in the front ramp under the sight. Drift it out to the right, then remove the screw

The rear was held on with one screw

I used 6-48 plug screws from Brownells to fill the holes

dodge
October 3, 2010, 06:02 PM
You don't really need to remove the sights if you don't want to. I have a Savage 110 with low mounted scope and factory sights no problem opening the Butler Creek scope covers that I have on the scope.

Abel
October 3, 2010, 08:39 PM
You don't really need to remove the sights if you don't want to. I have a Savage 110 with low mounted scope and factory sights no problem opening the Butler Creek scope covers that I have on the scope.

Exactly. Make sure you sight in those irons. That way if your scope fails, and they sometimes do, you'll have a quick backup. Just get some medium height rings and mount a 32mm or 40mm sized scope.

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