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In the past, I've always used a Leupold one piece base with the front twist in ring. I have not bought a hunting rifle in years, so I'm out of the loop. I know the tactical stuff gets a picatinny rail, but whats the ideal set up for a hunting rifle these days? I picked up a Rem 700 from a buddy and need to set it up!





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One piece scope mount. Here is the Remington version of the DNZ game reapers that I've been using on my Howas. I've been using medium height with 42mm objective scopes.



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Unless it has a pic. rail, all of my bolt guns get Luepold 2 piece bases and mounts.


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I’ll second the DNZ Game reaper
 
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Depends on the guns role is what base it gets. If it's anything that's going to get shot a lot and warm up a little (already means a heavier barrel profile to me) then it gets a steel base. I prefer in Farrell bases for this. If it's going to be a lighter weight rifle, then I'm fine with EGW bases (their aluminum ones). But I always use pic rails for simplicity sake and to be able to better set where I want the scopes eye relief and clearance for the bolt handle.

With all that said, I personally hate Leupold standard bases and rings that twist in. Using a friction lock always seemed stupid to me on a scope ring. I know lots of people have used them with no issue, but not for me.
 
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For hunting rifles, I like the Leupold Dual Dovetail bases and rings (not the STD). I mount the scope as low as possible for the objective to clear the barrel. If you hunt in cold weather, make sure you have the scope set back far enough to get a full field of view with a heavy jacket. It's like adding an inch (or more) LOP to the stock.
 
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After research here and elsewhere, I put a DNZ Reaper mount on my Browning last year, and am very impressed with it.
 
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I prefer Talley lightweight rings.
 
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Depends on the guns role is what base it gets. If it's anything that's going to get shot a lot and warm up a little (already means a heavier barrel profile to me) then it gets a steel base. I prefer in Farrell bases for this. If it's going to be a lighter weight rifle, then I'm fine with EGW bases (their aluminum ones). But I always use pic rails for simplicity sake and to be able to better set where I want the scopes eye relief and clearance for the bolt handle.

With all that said, I personally hate Leupold standard bases and rings that twist in. Using a friction lock always seemed stupid to me on a scope ring. I know lots of people have used them with no issue, but not for me.


I went the rail rout for a tikka in 6.5cm, I used a warmer mountain tech rail and nightforce ultralight rings to mount a nightforce nsx. It worked great so far.
 
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I've got two rem700's, 243 & 223...both have DNZ game reapers.



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I use Weaver style basis (aluminum or steel)and Burris Signature rings on all my rifles.
 
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Game Reapers and Burris Signatures


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