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Old November 21st, 2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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Need help with scope rings plz.

I have decided on the Bassett Picatinny Rail Scope Mount Package to go with the Nikon Monarch 4-16x42mm scope. I have a couple of questions plz.

What would be a good set of scope rings if I go with the low mount?

What would be a good set with the high mount setup?

I will not use this scope with any other guns and the mount itself detaches pretty quickly so I would prefer to NOT get quick detach rings.

Any suggections would be appreciated.

Thanks and Happy Holidays, Mike

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Old November 21st, 2012, 12:10 PM   #2
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Old November 21st, 2012, 12:32 PM   #3
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Call Bill Bassett and ask him whose Pic rings grip his base best with least strain & distortion.

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Old November 21st, 2012, 04:39 PM   #4
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I just finished setting up my SOCOM 16 with a Bassett picatinny rail low mount. I put a Nikon Monarch 3-12X42mm scope on it and used TPS TSR Alloy Steel 1" diameter LOW rings. Works perfectly.

http://www.tpsproducts.com/index.php?cPath=14_15_17

I've used TPS TSR rings on 3 rifles so far without any problems. Very solid. I'll be posting pics and a range report in the next day or so.

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Old November 27th, 2012, 07:49 PM   #5
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Mike, I have a SA that about drove me nuts getting a scope mount/ring combination to work. Most all mount mfgs state that to get a perfect mount reciever to mesh, you need to send your rife to the mount company, since most after market receivers, ie SA are not 100 % to GI specs. I DONT KNOW IF THAT IS 100% true, but I do know that I ended up taking a cheap brookfield steel clone and making it work. However, SA 1 Gen, 3rd gen and other brookfield types all caused stove piping. After I machined out a slot for the brass to more easily eject, instead of bouncing around under scope mount, I ended the stove piping. But, the brookfield clone would not hold ARMS quick release rings tight. The machining on scope base was off a bit. I decided on WARN quick release steel rings. They hold on a 2" bull at 200 yds every time, SO FAR. And, I can remove scope and use iron sights and quickly reattach scope. Just a suggestion.

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Old November 27th, 2012, 07:52 PM   #6
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Mike, I have a SA that about drove me nuts getting a scope mount/ring combination to work. Most all mount mfgs state that to get a perfect mount reciever to mesh, you need to send your rife to the mount company, since most after market receivers, ie SA are not 100 % to GI specs. I DONT KNOW IF THAT IS 100% true, but I do know that I ended up taking a cheap brookfield steel clone and making it work. However, SA 1 Gen, 3rd gen and other brookfield types all caused stove piping. After I machined out a slot for the brass to more easily eject, instead of bouncing around under scope mount, I ended the stove piping. But, the brookfield clone would not hold ARMS quick release rings tight. The machining on scope base was off a bit. I decided on WARN quick release steel rings. They hold on a 2" bull at 200 yds every time, SO FAR. And, I can remove scope and use iron sights and quickly reattach scope. Just a suggestion.
did you have USGI bolt guts? or SAI guts? extractor especially causes the stovepipe.

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Old November 28th, 2012, 04:11 PM   #7
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did you have USGI bolt guts? or SAI guts? extractor especially causes the stovepipe.

Bolt stated TRW. Don't know what was inside of it.

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