What a difference a day makes...
I put a scope and bipod on my virgin Remington 700 PSS BDL .308.
With all the 'thinking'[:\] I've been doing about how to mount the scope, what I ended up with is contrary to most applications on this rifle, but, very satisfactory to get me out to the range, and, met my objective of getting the scope as low as possible to the bore, plus, it falls well below the cost of buying high-zoot stuff right now!
What I did was take a brand new Redfield SR 2-pc. matte base set and low matte rings and placed my Leupold Tactical 4.5-14x40 Mil-Dot 1" tube scope in just the right spot.
Yes, I said LOW rings. For those of you that are thinking it can't be done, I did it.
The clearance is perfect.
I placed it pretty evenly on the tube so the power adjustment ring is a "CH" behind the rear mount.
The objective bell is right at the downward curve of the heavy, but tapered bbl. You can see daylight through the gap.
Tight. No interference. The scope is not binding within the rings at all. I left the windage screws in the rear base a bit loose and lined up the rings with a 1" wooden dowel. I kept checking the fit with the scope until it was sliding with no chatter.
Tightened the caps a little and then the windage screws and then cinched down the caps.
I put on the dreaded "hunting" 2-pc. rings because I had 'em, and they worked.
I added the requisite sunshade, a 6" version, and the Butler Creek flip-ups.
The application is super low and clean looking.
Yeah, I know, I made the comment about not building 'Aunt Matilda', but a sleek 'City Bitch'...well, I got 'Voluptuous Cousin' Suzy'.
Next, the Harris BR-S bipod and a 1" Uncle Mike's nylon sling went on to complete the 'look'.
All I need to do is clean out the bbl. and get it on target to see where the first shot from a cold bbl. goes!
I decided against getting the 7075 T-6 Mounting Solutions base and whatever low rings I was going to get, for now.
I also decided against getting the Hogue full bed stock.
The reason for keeping the standard H-S Precision stock? I haven't shot the rifle yet, so I want to know what it does in standard gear.
Also, my Remington XP-100R in .223 comes in a stock remarkably like the one the 700 PSS has, only in gray. All I have to do is paint it flat black and I'll have two Remington 'black rifles' in bolt-action format. One Long Range Pistol and one Long Range Rifle.
THAT decision is wiser than all the dreaming I was doing.
OK, that's it for this report. Pictures and Targets next time.
edited 'cuz I'm tired.
......And I thought I was bad........
The fun is in the journey, isn't it?
So long as your PSS has the factory stock on it, they came with a fully bedded stock. If that's all you wanted the Hogue for, you can save that money.