What’s required to mount a scope on a T3 VarmintPosted by ttyR2 on July 13, 2015 at 11:25 pm
I have a Leupold VX-3 scope with 30mm body and 50mm obj lens. It's going on a T3 Varmint in .223. I'm looking at the Leupold PRW rings in “high” variety. Do I need to add a rail to the receiver in order to mount the rings? I was reading comments that common rings won't mount on the Tikka's without a rail, but wanted to be sure.
MemberJuly 14, 2015 at 1:24 am1 Bullseye
So the order was from mid January and I forgot what all I had ordered. So…a Mountain Tactical picatinny rail was included. Does that mean I can get by with mid rings? Or should I still order high ones?
MemberJuly 14, 2015 at 1:24 am66 Bullseyes
What I ended up doing when I mounted a Burris XTR-II on a Varmint was to get an EGW HD scope rail for the T3 and then I bought Seekins low rings. It turned out great.
MemberJuly 14, 2015 at 3:57 am105 Bullseyes
Any of the Tikka models work well with a MT or EGW rail and MED PRW rings with 50mm objectives…
Here are pictures one of my Vortex (HSLR 6-24 FFP) scopes mounted on my Varmint & Lite… You have about 1/8″ to 1/4″ clearance at the objective bell depending on if you go with a 20-moa or 0-mow rail…
MemberJuly 15, 2015 at 10:48 pm21 Bullseyes
Listen to Dogdown, he has practical exp.
MemberOctober 8, 2015 at 1:56 am1 Bullseye
Dog Down could you use low rings in that configuration? It looks like the picture of the receiver length rail you could go with lower rings.
I'm setting up for deer hunting so I want my scope as low as possible.
MemberOctober 8, 2015 at 6:12 am105 Bullseyes
You can use low rings but you will most likely have to cut back the rail to the receiver length….
Depending on where you like to position your scope, more front or back, the objective bell will touch the rail and restrict positioning. See the picture I posted of my Varmint above with the rail cut back, if you do this you should not have a problem with low PRW mounts.
If you are looking for the best permanent mounting solution to get the scope low on the gun the DNZ one piece mount is hard to beat.
MemberOctober 11, 2015 at 6:01 am1 Bullseye
Appreciate the insight. I see you like your Leupold PRW rings. Have you tried the QRW?
Look like same rings just ability to remove without tools
MemberOctober 12, 2015 at 12:38 am105 Bullseyes
I shoot alot of precision shooting at 100-200 testing different loads for different rifles and I've never found a “Quick” release ring or mount yet that will hold an exact true exact zero if you remove and remount….so I've stick with permanent mounts. I really like the PRW rings, its a great value for a steel ring. BUT, the only issue with them,… is you can over torque very easily and damage the compression plate that snugs up against the rail. The steel is soft and will bend or crack if you don't use a torque wrench to proper specs…you cannot go by feel and free tighten with these rings.
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