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Author Topic: Which rings?  (Read 149 times)

Offline lswoody

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Which rings?
« on: May 17, 2020, 11:05:06 AM »
Will be ordering a Steven 301 12gauge turkey shot gun in bottom land camo this coming week. This gun comes with a scope rail and I plan to put a low power optic scope on. But what scope rings do I need? This gun only weighs about 6#s. Just want some rings that will handle the recoil. Thanks y'all!!
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Which rings?
« on: May 17, 2020, 11:05:06 AM »
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Offline BoBallistic

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Re: Which rings?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2020, 11:15:17 AM »
Iswoody - I've just got this year a Savage 220 20 gauge slug gun....I use the Burris extreme 6 screw rings...I would suggest that you have at least 4 screws and torque them down to 25 inch pounds....so it is a slug gun...wow, Make sure to check your rail on the shotgun as well start with it, make sure that it is tighten down to 55 inch pounds....then worried about the rings, torque the rings down to 25 in lbs....then the scope, be sure to get a Vortex or better scope along with the 6 screw Burris (or equal) Extreme rings....and then head for the range.....and let us know what you end up with....

Good luck....Bo
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: Which rings?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2020, 10:15:46 PM »
Yeah, per Bo's suggestion I'd agree that you want 4 or 6 screw rings on a slug gun.  Also need to figure out what height rings you want, based on how big your scope objective lens is and how your eyeball falls vs. the bore when you have a good cheek weld on the gun.  Personally I'd recommend going with a smaller objective diameter on the scope if it means you can have your head planted in a more natural position on the stock.
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Offline BoBallistic

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Re: Which rings?
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2020, 12:40:58 PM »
Iswoody - I agree with Mad as far as the scope goes, no more than a 3-9X scope but more like a 2-7X x 33 or 36"" even one of those 1X-4X or 1x-6X, preferably a 30mm tube....

On my Savage, it came with a 3-9X Nikon Buckmaster Slug hunter with BDC reticule...not sure what the BDC reticule is out too in yards but I will find out soon, very soon at the range.....

I'm starting off with 2 3/4" slugs and go from there maybe a 3" is in my future.....but for not and just to get the sucker on paper, will go with the 2 3/4 shell.....

But you got to go with what the rifle or in this case slug gun like....
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