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30mm scope mounts

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Pripyat, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Pripyat

    Pripyat Well-Known Member

    A buddy asked if I could order him some 30 mm rings online. I know very little about rings and this is all I have to go on:
    Is there any way to order 30mm rings for a 50mm objective with just this image?
  2. HighExpert

    HighExpert Well-Known Member

    The 30mm rings are no problem. Your issue is height for clearance. You should be able to figure that if you have the scope. Obviously, you need more rise than the depth of the objective bell. Hope this helps. P.S. The answer to your question is "no".
  3. Pripyat

    Pripyat Well-Known Member

    From an amazon search for 30mm rings all I get are weaver based rings. What are these called?

    Edit: looks like they are rotating dovetail rings. Would it be better to upgrade the mounts to accommodate a high end scope?

    Wow this sucks - It looks like I can buy the generic rings for those mounts but when I try to find what different bases are out there I can't find much of anything. It's a Whitworth Interarms action but that is all I know. I don't see many mounts around the net. I'm a fan of one-piece mounts when I can get them since I like mounting my scopes myself. Not a whole lot out there for an Interarms..

    2nd edit: it looks like the action uses the Mauser 98 mounts. Can anyone recommend a good one-piece set? Weaver would be fine. What I'm seeing online look ridiculous or don't look like they would work at all.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2013
  4. Haxby

    Haxby Well-Known Member

    Leupold standard 30mm high rings will probably work with those bases.
    If it's not a bull barrel, and if the scope has a long enough mounting length.
  5. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

  6. Pripyat

    Pripyat Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys - I think I got this all sorted now. I was looking for the word "standard" apparently. I ordered some high rings to get us started - Medium may work but I doubt I will be able to get the cap on the scope. We'll see.

    I also went ahead and grabbed a ring wrench and an alignment kit. There's nothing like excuses to buy tools.. :D

    [edit] On another note - My question still stands regarding the one-piece mount. The mounts on there look awful. Any ideas on what type of one-piece mount would fit this weapon? Whitworth Interarms. It doesn't have Mark X on the side so I'm a little unsure of what it is, exactly.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2013
  7. Pripyat

    Pripyat Well-Known Member

    This is interesting - I ordered rings and accessories from opticsplanet the other day. I visited the site today to check on my order status and saw a "10% off sitewide" promotion banner. I felt a little sick.

    Anyway, I called customer service to ask if they could add it to my order and with less than 60 seconds on the phone they agreed to give me the 10% off and send me an invoice for the difference. Woot! I wish I had bought all my stuff from them now :( I bought from three different vendors only saving a dollar here and there. Would have been cheaper all around to go opticsplanet had I known of the promotion.

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