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#7197690 - 06/14/18 01:05 PM 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible?
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I got a free pair of rings that I thought were 34mm from a buddy, but it turns out they are 35mm rings. My 34mm scope slides in the rings when fully tightened up. I'd like to use these if I can. The difference between 34mm and 35mm is .039". If I were to put a ring reducer in the rings with something that is .019" or .020" thick on the top and bottom rings, what could I use as an insert for this that would be durable and hold up? Is this possible? Yes, I know, I'm trying to redneck engineer this!
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#7197692 - 06/14/18 01:06 PM Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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What about friction tape?
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#7197695 - 06/14/18 01:08 PM Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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A friend did that but milled a reduced out of aluminum on a lathe.
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#7197759 - 06/14/18 02:23 PM Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Maybe strips of aluminum cut out of a soda can.
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#7197812 - 06/14/18 03:27 PM Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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It can be done but I think you're better off swapping them. If you can avoid it, never introduce an additional point of failure to anything mechanical.
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#7197838 - 06/14/18 03:49 PM Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Feeler gauge is going to be a uniform thickness. I could bring you some, we have all kinds here at work.

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#7198198 - 06/14/18 11:10 PM Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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I did something similar by using surveyor flagging. I wrapped it a few times around and experimented. It seemed to work.
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#7199702 - 06/16/18 06:09 PM Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Duct Tape of course. It fixes everything.
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#7203027 - 06/20/18 09:49 AM Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Aluminum can is .0035, it would take too many layers. I have some die shims cut out of coke cans, that is why I know how thick they are. Beer cans are even thinner. Places like McMaster-Carr sell shim stock. McMaster sells an 8"x12" sheet of 18-8 stainless, .020 thick, part number 9011K912 for $11. They also sell brass, if you think it would be more malleable and more "grabby."

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https://www.mcmaster.com/#shim-stock/=1dd887t

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#7203086 - 06/20/18 10:47 AM Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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I feel like electrical tape is the fix here!
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#7203138 - 06/20/18 11:39 AM Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: Kthnx]
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Originally Posted By: Kthnx
I feel like electrical tape is the fix here!

Because it is so rigid and won't get gooy, degrade, and allow movement?

I say this from first hand experience from years ago, don't use electrical tape.

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#7203139 - 06/20/18 11:43 AM Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Yellow Teflon tape.
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#7203248 - 06/20/18 01:19 PM Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Just trade them and get the right size...Ö..

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#7203253 - 06/20/18 01:23 PM Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Sako rings come with inserts - I suppose to prevent marring the scope/ring marks. I believe they are teflon. Iím betting a little internet research would reveal that those or a similar product exists that will fit the bill.
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#7203274 - 06/20/18 01:55 PM Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: garyrapp55]
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Originally Posted By: garyrapp55
Originally Posted By: Kthnx
I feel like electrical tape is the fix here!

Because it is so rigid and won't get gooy, degrade, and allow movement?

I say this from first hand experience from years ago, don't use electrical tape.


Then don't use electrical tape wink
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