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Discussion in 'New members, please introduce yourselves here!' started by Yityah, Jan 10, 2018.

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  1. Yityah

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    I discovered this website while trying to determine what kind of rings and mounts to put on my recently purchased Finnlight 30-06. What a great website! I have a Leupold VX-3 4.5X14 40mm 1 inch diameter scope and am trying to decide if I should go ahead with the Optilock ringmounts or go with the ring and base combination. I imagine many others have had to make this same decision.
    If I decide on the ring and base combination I think I can use the super low rings. If I buy the ringmounts I would use the low ones. One concern I have is how high the scope would sit on the rifle if I select the low ringmounts compared to the other ring-base option. If anyone has a similar rifle scope combination I would really appreciate your input. Pictures would be great!
    Thanks, and I look forward to learning more about my new Sako from the members of this forum.

     

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    stonecreek SCC Secretary SCC Board Member

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    The Optilock rings are strong, and are of course are OEM Sako, but they are a good way to turn a Finnlight into a Finnheavy.

    A set of "medium" Leupold ringmounts will place your 40mm objective scope just the right height above the action and will save you several ounces in added weight.
     
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    Thank you for the advice stonecreek. I read some reviews on the Leupold rings and they were very positive.
    Do you know approximately what the total difference in weight between the Leupold ringmounts pair and the Sako ringmounts pair would be?
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary SCC Board Member

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    I have some two-piece Optilock "mediums" and a set of Leupld "medium" ringmounts in my supply drawer. I weighed them on my reloading scale (piece at a time). The Optilocks weighed a total of 6.52 oz. while the Leupolds weighed 3.45 oz. In other words, the Optilocks are nearly double the weight of the Leupolds.

    The difference of a bit more than three ounces doesn't sound like much (although half-again the uncooked weight of the patty on a small McDonald's hamburger), but it is a fifth of a pound, which can be felt in a light rifle.

    I don't have a set of the one-piece Optilocks to compare, but assume they might be a tad lighter than the two-piece model.
     
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    Thank you for checking on this Stonecreek. Do you or anyone know what the scope height difference (measured from the top of the base to the center of the ring) would be between the Optilock low ringmounts and the and the Leupold medium ringmounts? I would like to keep the scope as low as possible.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum!
     
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    Both the Sako & Leupold websites give the specs on their rings, which includes ring height. Leupold gives the height from bottom of ring mount to center of ring, so subtract .5" to get clearance distance. Sako actually shows diagrams giving all the measurements. The Optilocks aren't conducive to the "low as possible" mounting you desire. If you buy the medium Leupolds you will get what you are trying to achieve.
     
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    Thank you for the advice everyone.
    Ordered Leupold Sako matte medium ringmounts (54409) from OpticsPlanet. They had them in stock and at a very fair price. I ordered by phone and they lowered their price from the advertised price which was even better. Looking forward to mounting the scope!
     
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    That's great to know, man. You bagged a nice deal.
     

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