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simmons scope question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Tenn870, Jul 20, 2010.

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  1. Tenn870

    Tenn870 Member

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    Just bought a new simmons 3-9x32 22 mag scope and the rings it came with do not fit on my rail system, I have a utg quad rail on my ruger 10/22 .. but I need to know what size rings to get 30mm or 1 inch? please help
     
  2. smokey262

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    30mm and 1 inch refer to the scope's tube diameter. Measure your scope. It will be 1"

    The rings you received on that scope are probably for a grooved 22 rimfire receiver. You need weaver style rings to fit that rail
     
  3. Tenn870

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    thanks, so is there a difference between 30mm and 1 inch rings, which would be for my scope?

    I know about the rail but I need new rings and dont know what size rings to get
     
  4. CheckFire

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    As Smokey explained, you need 'Weaver style' rings in 1" DIAMETER to fit that scope tube--30mm rings are too large.

    The ring HEIGHT (how high they set above the rail) loosely depends on the diameter of the scope's objective bell And where/how you position your cheek on the stock--in your case, you probably can use 'low' or 'medium' height 1" rings that are Weaver-style(which are made by many manufacturers, incl. Weaver).

    CF
     
  5. Tenn870

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    thank you! cant wait to take it to the range
     
  6. Maverick223

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    You need 1" rings, low or medium height (depending upon your stock), for a piccatinny rail or Weaver type mount (these will work, but may require a re-zero if you mount and dismount them). The Weaver Tactical rings are pretty inexpensive and have performed well IME, though any ring would likely work well enough for a rimfire.

    :)
     
  7. CheckFire

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    Have fun!---BTW--you can also put 'Weaver See-Thru' 1" rings on, which are elevated and open (below the scope tube where it sets in the rings), and may allow you to use your BUIS if you have them.

    Enjoy.
     
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    Nooooooo! That generally creates a situation where both sets of sights (scope and irons) cannot be used properly as it makes a proper cheek weld impossible, particularly for the optics. I find it is best to use QD style rings and just remove the scope altogether if you want to use both (which is a good idea IMO, especially for a hunting rifle).

    :)
     
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    Maverick-- I definitely agree with you re: the 'see-thru's--they make for a poor cheek-weld for most shooter's.
    I was just giving the OP another option--not necessarily recommending it. Thanks for pointing out the disadvantages.

    CF
     
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