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#6863282 - 08/20/17 11:44 PM Need help...
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When my grandfather pasted he left me a Remington 7400 in 30-06. I have a hunt and my first season with a lease ahead of me and need a deer rifle so I put a 2-7 leupold on it with peek through rings that is time period correct. What are your thoughts on that type set up? Not sure if I like the peep through or not. It will be tested prior to the season no doubt. I want this rifle to be period correct for when he bought it as it is sentimental to me. I know this is a 2moa gun but we will see what happens.

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#6863292 - 08/20/17 11:58 PM Re: Need help... [Re: 2Beez]
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As a general rule, a scope should be as close to the barrel as possible in order the minimize the variation between the axis of the scope and trajectory of the bullet.
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#6863301 - 08/21/17 12:18 AM Re: Need help... [Re: 2Beez]
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That is what I did for my target gun but this rifle is for 100 and in. 125-150 is a long shot.Do those rings have a place or no?

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#6863310 - 08/21/17 01:26 AM Re: Need help... [Re: 2Beez]
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Shoot it. Get comfortable and go hunt.

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Edited by Greg Z (08/21/17 01:27 AM)
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#6863311 - 08/21/17 01:28 AM Re: Need help... [Re: 2Beez]
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There is no right or wrong here. Do what feels best. For me see through rings are an abomination and have no utility. For others they are the cat's meow. They cause more problems than they solve for most people.
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#6863316 - 08/21/17 02:12 AM Re: Need help... [Re: 2Beez]
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There are plenty of solid rings that are period correct without resorting to those see-through rings. As booradley correctly pointed out, they're an abomination.
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#6863357 - 08/21/17 06:31 AM Re: Need help... [Re: Texas Dan]
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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
As a general rule, a scope should be as close to the barrel as possible in order the minimize the variation between the axis of the scope and trajectory of the bullet.


Old news that can be ignored.

Now days set the scope at the height that is most comfortable for the shooter, and that provides natural point of aim.
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#6863358 - 08/21/17 06:32 AM Re: Need help... [Re: 2Beez]
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Josh,

Commit to irons or scope, not both.
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#6863429 - 08/21/17 07:41 AM Re: Need help... [Re: 2Beez]
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I have one is 30-06 as well. Haven't shot it in years and took the cheap banner scope and see thru rings off.
Never mounted another scope on it. One thing I did learn is very slow twist 1:14 i think with a short barrel sucks for anything over 155 gr bullets. 2"+ groups is what i can get with 150gr bullets. Great looking gun but not very accurate.
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#6863502 - 08/21/17 08:50 AM Re: Need help... [Re: 2Beez]
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I get the feeling that this won't be your 'go to' gun, just that you want to hunt with it in memory of your Grandfather. With that in mind, do what feels best for you. I think keeping it period correct is great. P_102
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#6864241 - 08/21/17 06:48 PM Re: Need help... [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
There are plenty of solid rings that are period correct without resorting to those see-through rings. As booradley correctly pointed out, they're an abomination.


Exactly what I needed to hear gentleman. I was not too fond of them and granted they were the rings he utilized I think this slight refit would be fine by him.

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#6884770 - 09/11/17 11:07 PM Re: Need help... [Re: 2Beez]
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Alright. Got the new leupold medium rings on and the 2-7x lupy scope. It is coming together and Earnie is working on the sling. That front sight on the 7400 is visible in the scope. Is this a non issue or should I pull this. I apologize for the newbie question but want to do this right. It does not really interfere with sight picture but is visible at the bottom 1/4 of the scope.

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#6884771 - 09/11/17 11:11 PM Re: Need help... [Re: 2Beez]
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Seeing the front sight post is fine. It won't effect anything, other than being visible. I had a 1-4 scope on an AR where I could see the A2 front sight post also when on 1 or 2 power. It went away on 3x and 4x.
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#6884776 - 09/11/17 11:20 PM Re: Need help... [Re: 2Beez]
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I have not tried higher power but that is good to hear. I really did not want to pull that.

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#6884777 - 09/11/17 11:22 PM Re: Need help... [Re: 2Beez]
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Now you know why Gramps had the see thru mounts. Needed to raise that scope up a tad and he was practical man. Wasn't about to waste any money on high dollar mounts with high rings. Just the way some people were back years ago. Would't be surprised if he used Remington CoreLocks 150 gr.
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