January 25th, 2011, 10:07 AM #1
Difference between Ruger M77 rings vs. Weaver rings
Pardon my ignorance, fellow Bayou Shooters, but I need some scope mounting advice.
Looking for a set of decent quality detachable 1" rings (medium height) to mount a new scope to the rail atop my newly acquired Remington 700 SPS Tactical. 308 rifle. Not many choices left in NOLA sporting good stores this time of year, but one of the Academy stores does have a set of detachable (thumb-screw version) Leupold rings made for the Ruger M77 rifle.
What's the difference in size or application, since I always thought the Ruger rifle receiver comes already machined to accept "Weaver-style" rings in the first place?
Does anybody else in the NOLA area carry a decent selection/supply of scope rings post-hunting season, or do I need to plan another drive to Cabela's in Gonzales?
I like Leupold for quality and affordability, naturally; also hearing good things about Warne rings but I haven't seen them selling anywhere local.
I'll be moving around today so any feedback you can send by E-mail versus P/M's is appreciated.
Thanks in advance...
Last edited by saxmanson; January 25th, 2011 at 10:08 AM.
January 25th, 2011, 10:19 AM #2
Personally I wouldn't use either. I like DNZ Game reaper mounts. Just order them online if you can't find them locally.
January 25th, 2011, 11:13 AM #3
Rings made for a Ruger do not fit a weaver style base. I would go with Warne's for a Weaver style base. Doubt you'll find them around here, easiest to order online, probably cheaper too.
Another option is to remove the rail and use a one piece ring/mount like Talley Lightweights or the DNZ mounts. Very strong and very light.
January 25th, 2011, 11:16 AM #4
January 25th, 2011, 01:49 PM #5
As mentioned, Ruger mounts are a proprietary design. You can see the difference in these two pics
It is also worth mentioning that weaver and picatinny are not exactly the same, similar to .223 vs. 5.56.
January 25th, 2011, 01:51 PM #6
"Scooter" makes a good point about supporting local businesses who are also Bayou Shooter site sponsors, plus I detest the whole "take a number and hope we feel like helping you--and hope that we know what we are talking about" treatment that is par for the course at the Cabela's guns counter.
Who is closer to N'Awlins driving wise, Nick's or James Louque?
Maybe I'll just drag the new rifle to one of them and let them help me avoid any mistakes.
"Ben" likewise notes that Picatinny (sp?) and Weaver mounts are different, and I knew that in priciple, but--
All I know for sure is the 700 SPS Tactical rifle came with a single-piece rail already mounted and the seller told me I needed Weaver style rings...
He wouldn't part with his Leupold rings or his Leupold FX-series scope, can you blame him?
Last edited by saxmanson; January 25th, 2011 at 01:57 PM.
January 25th, 2011, 07:48 PM #7
January 27th, 2011, 11:34 AM #8
Right now, post-hunting season, I would be happy just to find a decent set of 1" medium height scope rings to try out my Weaver rail (I was able to verify that much...)
Heck, I'd be happy with a used set of rings at this point...
Got the new rifle and the new scope, Weaver rail is torqued and Loctite'd -- but no 1" (medium) rings anywhere in the immediate NOLA area!
But that's another story, for another thread.
Thanks to the B/S community for helping get this much resolved...
Now if anybody has a set of rings out there, or knows where to find please hook a brother up, okay?
Last edited by saxmanson; January 27th, 2011 at 11:37 AM.
January 27th, 2011, 12:28 PM #9
I've got a set of Burris Zee rings (fits weaver style base) at the house that are homeless. I could probably be talked into selling them. Will have to check though, can't remember if they're med or low.
January 27th, 2011, 01:34 PM #10
Don't yall have any gunshops over there? Between Dave's, Shooters, Buckfins, Acadiana Outfitters, etc. I'm sure there are hundreds of sets of rings in stock around here. That said, There is no set standard as to how high a "low", "medium", or "high" ring really is. Your best bet would be to shim the scope to where you want it, measure the distance between the rail/tube, and then start looking at manufacturers websites for the rings that'll work. Also note that some manufacturers measure to the center of the scope while others measure to the bottom of the tube. Oh, I've also got a few sets of rings laying around that you could try if you were closer.