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Mounting scope on a Remington

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  1. Aka3006

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    I purchased a Remington 700 short action 308, sps. I see a lot of the scope rings are for picatiny rails. I see they make the rails for the 700 short action rifles. Do you all recommend that? Or just the rings to the action? My scope is a 30mm tube.
     
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    I use DNZ Mounts on both my Remington 700 Short Actions. Its a one piece mount with rings. Very precision made. They make tactical and hunting with the only difference is four screws per ring versus two screws per ring. I got the four. Very happy with their product.
     
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    Depending on your intentions with your equipment, rings or rails serve different purposes at times. The type of scope you choose may have a larger factor. If you want to shoot long range and your scope runs out of adjustment range, you may want a rail that helps compensate for that lack of adjustment, I.e. 20 moa rails, 40 moa rails, etc. However if your scope is equipped for all the adjustment you need, then rings would be just fine.
     
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    Rails make it easy to adjust the scopes eye relief. Probably a little more rigid, but not a huge difference. Probably the biggest advantage is to be able to get a little more adjustment out of the scope for extreme long range shooting. They can add weight if that is a concern. On a hunting rifle I like Talley lightweights. The DNZ are quite good too and work well on either a hunting or target rifle. On a true target rifle I'd go with rails.
     
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    I recently remounted my 30mm tube 6-24x50 FFP Vortex Viper PST on my Rem 700 Varmint in .308. I used a 20 MOA Warne Picatinny rail with Warne rings as I want to use this as a back-up long-range precision rifle for 1,000 yard shooting. The Warne rail fits the Rem 700 short action perfectly and the rings mount very securely. I recommend this approach highly if you need a one-piece base or offset rail. I should note that I used the aluminum rail and rings to hold down weight.

    Harry
     
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    The method that Harry used is an excellent choice. I went this route on my Ruger GSR.

    Besides using the DNZ on my two Remingtons, I used the DNZ mount on my 10/22 target and my Savage LRP.
     
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    I've the same rifle and had to get a 20 moa mount for the Burris scope I was using. Can't remember the company I ordered it from but it's steel and for a left handed action.
     
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    There are lots of good ways to mount a scope. The advantages of the picatinny-style base and rings include multiple positions to adjust for eye relief, ease of setting up for long range (i.e., +MOA cant), and quick removal and reinstall with negligible change in zero. I have several guns set up with 20 MOA bases for reaching "way out there." But several of my hunting rifles are set up with "traditional" Leupold bases and rings; they work well, especially if you aren't going to be removing and replacing the scope frequently. But I'm with dh1633pm. DNZ makes a really nice mounting system that works well and looks good. They are also available with a +MOA base. I have one rifle set up with a DNZ mount; it won't be the last.
     
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    I eschewed picatinny bases for years on bolt action rifles. Not any more. Though the look doesn't thrill me it enables you to mount any scope you want. I've encountered a couple of scopes that could not be mounted and also get the proper position with two piece bases, even extended two piece bases. I use Warne rings and EGW picatinny bases. The reason I use EGW over Warne is I feel they are just as good for less money.
     
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    On my Remington 700 Police, I used the Seekins Precision one-piece rail mount. They make good stuff.
     
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