texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Jmo1214, MRO HUNTING, adamolson7, AJ2, KSTallant
68322 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 107,031
bill oxner 82,479
stxranchman 57,307
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,461
Gravytrain 42,254
BMD 41,172
Big Orn 37,484
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics601,777
Posts11,283,875
Members83,322
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Model 70 and VX5--Mount Help #8125062 01/11/21 07:17 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 1,335
duckhunter175 Offline OP
Pro Tracker
OP Offline
Pro Tracker
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 1,335
Rifle: Stainless Featherweight 270win
Scope: VX5HD 3-15x44

Need help on rings-- the VX5HD has a short mounting surface forward of the turrets. That tube is just so short. I do want to run a 2 piece mounting system.

I'm looking at Talley lightweight lows but they offer an 'extended' version that brings the front ring/mount back slightly. Can anyone confirm which will work for that scope?

I think the Leupold Dual Dovetail might be the only other option before a rail/rings.

Re: Model 70 and VX5--Mount Help [Re: duckhunter175] #8125070 01/11/21 07:21 PM
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 3,047
onlysmith&wesson Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 3,047
Can I ask, why do you want lightweight rings?

That's a great scope, I have one. My personal preference is Warne for rings.


An unethical shot is one you take, that you know you shouldn't.
Re: Model 70 and VX5--Mount Help [Re: duckhunter175] #8125134 01/11/21 08:09 PM
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 2,023
Ol Thumper Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 2,023
Call Talley, their great folks and can tell you exactly what you need. Why guess at it??

Re: Model 70 and VX5--Mount Help [Re: duckhunter175] #8125137 01/11/21 08:11 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 1,335
duckhunter175 Offline OP
Pro Tracker
OP Offline
Pro Tracker
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 1,335
For this rifle in particular I want the aesthetic of two piece system and I'm not crazy about the Leupold STD or DD system compared to Talley.

Re: Model 70 and VX5--Mount Help [Re: Ol Thumper] #8125171 01/11/21 08:33 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 1,335
duckhunter175 Offline OP
Pro Tracker
OP Offline
Pro Tracker
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 1,335
Originally Posted by Ol Thumper
Call Talley, their great folks and can tell you exactly what you need. Why guess at it??


Called them before posting-- the gentleman suggested low over extra low because of potential bolt clearance and ocular issues-- but he could not tell me if the regular lightweights would work as opposed to the 'extended' which moves the ring portion rearward, allowing for more adjustment room on scopes with short bodies.

Re: Model 70 and VX5--Mount Help [Re: duckhunter175] #8125218 01/11/21 08:58 PM
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 2,023
Ol Thumper Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 2,023
I’d buy both and send the one not needed back then, if they couldn’t tell you then I can almost guarantee you anything you get on here is nothing more than a guess.

Re: Model 70 and VX5--Mount Help [Re: duckhunter175] #8125222 01/11/21 09:00 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 13,088
Q
QuitShootinYoungBucks Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Q
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 13,088
Originally Posted by duckhunter175
Originally Posted by Ol Thumper
Call Talley, their great folks and can tell you exactly what you need. Why guess at it??


Called them before posting-- the gentleman suggested low over extra low because of potential bolt clearance and ocular issues-- but he could not tell me if the regular lightweights would work as opposed to the 'extended' which moves the ring portion rearward, allowing for more adjustment room on scopes with short bodies.



May have to order both and send one back. I have a set of M70 Talleys but I think they're 1", not 30MM, or I'd send them to you. The good thing is you can mount them as (distance between rings) Short, Long, and Medium toward you/Medium away from you by turning them around.

Short = _P P_
Long = P_ _P
Med away = _P _P
Med toward = P_ P_


[Linked Image]

https://web.archive.org/web/20170223065011/http:/www.rrdvegas.com/silencer-cleaning.html
Re: Model 70 and VX5--Mount Help [Re: duckhunter175] #8126225 01/12/21 02:27 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 1,335
duckhunter175 Offline OP
Pro Tracker
OP Offline
Pro Tracker
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 1,335
Going to order the extended version-- a fellow on LRH posted a pic of his VX6HD in talleys on a Model 70 L/A. The standards will work but it will be tight and little room for adjustment.

The extended version should allow a little play in mounting distance and the low will allow for bolt clearance of the ocular.

Pics to follow when they get here and it is all mocked up.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3