Hey guys, I am wanting to put my 3-9X50 redfield on my 308MXLR anyone know how tall of mounts im going to need for the 50mm end to clear the barrel. Also where can i find a stainless rear sight dovetail plug?
I agree burk.... a bit over the top.Using the steel Leupold base and rings you will need their "HIGH" rings. I personally think you're going a bit overboard for basically a 308 Winnie cartridge. Most lever Marlinites and I don't go much over 2-7x's (on my 336's) and I think a simple 4x ( on my 1895) works just fine for all max ranges and with a fixed power you'll never get caught having a short shot opportunity when your variable is set at 9x and only be able to see fur! But, do what you think you will like to have that fits your needs.
I know 50mm is a little much but that is what i have in my safe not mounted on anything at the moment. I'm thinking if i take out the rear sight i might be able to go with the same set up you have know.I have a Weaver base, Burris medium signature rings, and a Redfield Revolution 3x9x40 scope on my 308MX and shoot it out to 400 yds. with no trouble at all.
The medium rings are just to get the bell of the scope above the rear iron sight. I really want to get the scope lower so I'm thinking about removing the rear iron sight and getting low mounts.
Unless your hunting or shooting in very, very low light, the 50mm is overkill and puts the center line of your scope too high above the center line of your barrel for super accurate shooting. IMHO...
Gotcha... Then medium rings should do ya...If you already have it, then use it... Good shooting...I know 50mm is a little much but that is what i have in my safe not mounted on anything at the moment. I'm thinking if i take out the rear sight i might be able to go with the same set up you have know.