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Posted: 6/17/2009 7:17:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/18/2009 4:53:45 AM EST by JamesP81]
I apologize in advance for the bad photo quality. My camera doesn't do close ups very well and this really is the best I could get out of it.

I have a Stevens 200 long action in 7mm Remington Magnum. I've got a Nikon Prostaff 3x9x40 on it. Problem is, getting the scope mounted was a royal pain in my dick. The scope won't get between the rings with standard rings. I ended up getting a set of Weaver rings where one of the rings is an extension ring. The scope barely gets between the rings this way, but it does. However, to get the scope between the rings, I had to mount my Weaver bases such that the cross slot on the rear base is towards the muzzle, and the cross slot on the front base is toward the shooter. My concern is that the rear ring might not be stable.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 8:06:52 AM EST
You sure you got the right sized rings? They look a might small.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 8:11:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 8:13:18 AM EST by JamesP81]
Originally Posted By M4-Stag:
You sure you got the right sized rings? They look a might small.




It's a Weaver brand base, they're Weaver-branded rings intended to mount to a Weaver style base. 1" diameter and they're holding a 1" scope. Seems like they're exactly the right size to me. I'm just concerned if the rear ring is going to be stable or not because of how some of the gripping surface of the ring is hanging out forward of the base, rather than grabbing the base with all of its gripping surface like the front ring is.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 8:56:13 AM EST

Have you considered one of these ...

EGW base

Mike
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:06:04 AM EST
Originally Posted By 98TJ:

Have you considered one of these ...

EGW base

Mike


I might ought to get one of those. I had hoped to avoid one piece because it makes single loading a bit more cumbersome, but I might not have a realistic alternative if my rear scope ring isn't stable.

But maybe it will be stable. Was hoping someone knowledgeable could take a look at the pics make a determination of some kind.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:23:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 10:23:52 AM EST by 98TJ]
Was hoping someone knowledgeable could take a look at the pics make a determination of some kind.


It may well be stable hard to tell from a picture . However it is certainly not an ideal situation to have a pressure point not sitting on the support/base.

Mike
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 1:38:06 PM EST
It will be fine, I have done that a few times and never had a problem.
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