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Scope height?

For mounting a 1" tube 3-10x40 scope is "medium rings" the size that most people mount on their rifles?

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To be sure, post make, model & caliber of firearm...make,style, model # of rings if available. Some firearms, for example, have an extra long bolt throw, and would require a higher set of rings.
Someone may have the exact setup and provide personal experience.

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Scope height?

Remington 700 Mountain Rifle in .280. The scope is a Weaver Grandslam
3-10x40.

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You should be able to go with low rings even though medium would be fine. I use the low Leupold rings on all my Remington 700 rifles and most have a 3-10x40 power scope on them. I like to have the scope as close to the bore as possible without toughing it. Thumbs up

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Most likely one of the problems with having a low mount may be the fact I am putting butler creek flip lens covers on the scope. This makes the diameter a bit larger.

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I have butler creeks on mine as well and there is still about an eighth of an inch clearance.

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Its always best to have your scope mounted as low as possible. Helps you come to bare and get it in your eye the fastest. If you can mount the low's then it would be best so that your cheek weld will be right on.

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I agree. Use the lowest mounts and ring height that you can without allowing the objective lense area to touch the barrel.

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The gunsmith looked at my set up and just told me that I will have to go with the medium height leupold rings as the power ring on the Weaver Grandslam will be tight against the bases and won't turn with the low mount. Thanks everyone for your input.

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