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35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? #7197690
06/14/18 06:05 PM
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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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Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7197692
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What about friction tape?


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Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7197695
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A friend did that but milled a reduced out of aluminum on a lathe.


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Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7197759
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Maybe strips of aluminum cut out of a soda can.




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Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7197812
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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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Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7197838
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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.

Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7198198
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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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Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7199702
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Duct Tape of course. It fixes everything.


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Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7203027
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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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Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7203086
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I feel like electrical tape is the fix here!


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Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: Kthnx] #7203138
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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.

Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7203139
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Yellow Teflon tape.


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Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7203248
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Just trade them and get the right size...Ö..

Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7203253
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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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I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: garyrapp55] #7203274
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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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Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7203282
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Originally Posted By: Russ79
I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: Nogalus Prairie] #7203357
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Get the right rings.
If your scope is 34mm it likely cost a couple grand and is a precision device. To mount it with cobbled up rings that don't hold zero is a waste.
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Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7203380
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Iím surprised you are entertaining the thought of using the rings chad.


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Re: 35mm scope rings to 34mm? Possible? [Re: Tff caribou] #7203479
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Iím surprised you are entertaining the thought of using the rings chad.


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