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I bought a Ruger American Predator short action in .350 Legend for my daughter. It came with a Picatinny rail mounted by the factory and I picked up a Vortex Strikefire 3-18x44mm scope (only wanted a 3-12x, but found this for $300 NIB) and a set of Vortex 30mm LOW 0.90" aluminum rings to provide a solid mount and keep the weight down. After getting it all roughed together the distance between the bell and top of barrel is just shy of 1/2", maybe 3/8". I can easily drop it another 1/4" without interfering with anything. However, there do not seem to be too many offerings out there for the Ruger American that are not Picatinny mounted. I would prefer a one piece mount, but can only find a two piece and am still unsure it will actually lower the scope. Does anyone have a similar setup on their Ruger American? What did you use to get the scope down?

Thanks!


Options Found:
Talley (SKU 740725) $51.95
Leupold Backcountry mounts (SKU 171115) for Savage 10/110 Round Receivers. According to Leopold, these fit the Ruger American.

However, both of these are two-piece sets, not one piece.

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That’s a problem with those rails on a hunting rifle, you always get the extra height to deal with.

Are you sure you got low rings? Maybe look around and see who make some extra low rings.
 
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Id have her try it. My boys seem to prefer optics mounted a little higher, one of them being a Ruger Ranch 300BLK.


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The rings are definitely low rings at 0.90" printed right on the rings from Vortex. Many others are within 0.05" +/- of that height too for Low rings.

My daughter's cheek comes off the stock about an inch for her to get a solid cheek weld. I'll probably need to put a pad on it too for her. Just another reason to get the scope as far down as I possibly can.


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The rings are definitely low rings at 0.90" printed right on the rings from Vortex. Many others are within 0.05" +/- of that height too for Low rings.

My daughter's cheek comes off the stock about an inch for her to get a solid cheek weld. I'll probably need to put a pad on it too for her. Just another reason to get the scope as far down as I possibly can.


I did the same on my sons CZ 457. Triad stock pack made up the difference for the rings. Another option would be an adjustable kydex riser.


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