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Offline Dan-o

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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #195 on: May 13, 2024, 08:50:07 PM »
My bet is that most of us who put on Vortex 1X scopes will be quite happy we did. I guess time will tell.
I hope so, and i agree most people will be plenty satisfied.
Im just not willing to trust my vacation time and effort/expense to a $100 scope, from a manufacturer not known for reliability.
I totally understand.  And I love reliability.
But my poor old eyes really need a scope, so I'm going for it and hoping for the best.   :tup:
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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #196 on: May 14, 2024, 11:35:11 AM »
I shot a ton using it 2 years ago and it held ! Iím not a vortex boy but Iím happy with the results I had and have

Zero issues with any of my vortex products. ď10 ish scopes/binosĒ

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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #197 on: May 14, 2024, 12:17:40 PM »
I shot a ton using it 2 years ago and it held ! Iím not a vortex boy but Iím happy with the results I had and have
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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #198 on: May 14, 2024, 12:21:31 PM »
I shot a ton using it 2 years ago and it held ! Iím not a vortex boy but Iím happy with the results I had and have

Zero issues with any of my vortex products. ď10 ish scopes/binosĒ

Iíve had a spotter, binos, and rangefinder. I had issues with all of them, but I wil admit the spotter and binos were my fault. I dropped my spotter, and I screwed up the eye cup on my binos during a belly crawling stalk. The 4000 rangefinder just completely quit working after a year. I had never owned a vortex rifle scope until now.

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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #199 on: May 16, 2024, 03:49:45 PM »
Remington 541 2 piece bases fit the knight bighorn and bolt actions.  Gives you some options.  I use the Leupold Quick Release bases on my Knights.  Easy to take off while cleaning.  Leupold lists 34mm rings for those bases.  With the rings locked into the bases you have about 2 1/2" of mounting space between them.  According to the specs of the Leupold RDS it should fit just fine.

I may have to try this. Only real concern with these rings is the lowest rings I see available are high rings. It may make the scope sit extremely high.

Just tried the Warne Maxima bases with low Warne Mountain Tech rings. Did not work. The scope still would have set a bit high with the low rings which is why I have concern with the leupold high rings but the combo of warne set the rings approximate an 1/8 to 1/4 inch to wide for the scope to sit in rings. Took two weeks to get those rings and bases ordered. Now have to return. This leupold red dot with the 34 mm tube is going to have limited options for the knight bighorn having to have narrow rings due too 2 piece base and such a short scope.
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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #200 on: May 16, 2024, 03:55:36 PM »
Could mount it up and do a cheek riser on the stock? Guess it would depend if yours is a thumbhole stock or not...... and how far you want to go with altering your setup

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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #201 on: May 16, 2024, 05:14:11 PM »
Remington 541 2 piece bases fit the knight bighorn and bolt actions.  Gives you some options.  I use the Leupold Quick Release bases on my Knights.  Easy to take off while cleaning.  Leupold lists 34mm rings for those bases.  With the rings locked into the bases you have about 2 1/2" of mounting space between them.  According to the specs of the Leupold RDS it should fit just fine.

I may have to try this. Only real concern with these rings is the lowest rings I see available are high rings. It may make the scope sit extremely high.

Just tried the Warne Maxima bases with low Warne Mountain Tech rings. Did not work. The scope still would have set a bit high with the low rings which is why I have concern with the leupold high rings but the combo of warne set the rings approximate an 1/8 to 1/4 inch to wide for the scope to sit in rings. Took two weeks to get those rings and bases ordered. Now have to return. This leupold red dot with the 34 mm tube is going to have limited options for the knight bighorn having to have narrow rings due too 2 piece base and such a short scope.
What width did you have on the ring spacing?  I have right at 3 3/4" from outside ring to outside ring
« Last Edit: May 16, 2024, 05:23:31 PM by lazydrifter »

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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #202 on: May 16, 2024, 06:13:40 PM »
Leupold makes an ultra low ring setup with the quick connect bases , i ordered them to get mine to drop lower
« Last Edit: May 17, 2024, 06:36:17 PM by JakeLand »

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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #203 on: May 16, 2024, 06:47:31 PM »
Remington 541 2 piece bases fit the knight bighorn and bolt actions.  Gives you some options.  I use the Leupold Quick Release bases on my Knights.  Easy to take off while cleaning.  Leupold lists 34mm rings for those bases.  With the rings locked into the bases you have about 2 1/2" of mounting space between them.  According to the specs of the Leupold RDS it should fit just fine.

I may have to try this. Only real concern with these rings is the lowest rings I see available are high rings. It may make the scope sit extremely high.

Just tried the Warne Maxima bases with low Warne Mountain Tech rings. Did not work. The scope still would have set a bit high with the low rings which is why I have concern with the leupold high rings but the combo of warne set the rings approximate an 1/8 to 1/4 inch to wide for the scope to sit in rings. Took two weeks to get those rings and bases ordered. Now have to return. This leupold red dot with the 34 mm tube is going to have limited options for the knight bighorn having to have narrow rings due too 2 piece base and such a short scope.
What width did you have on the ring spacing?  I have right at 3 3/4" from outside ring to outside ring

So my rings were about 3 3/8s inch wide at widest points. I can't really go wider than 3 3/16s inch on the scope. This would be an easy solution with a picatini rail. But can't run that on the bighorn. Really like and commited to the leupold red dot so have to find something that works for it.
It seems like your rings would be smaller than the warne only haveing the one mounting screw vs the warne having two making the over all ring wider. But maybe K am wrong on the size difference thought.

On the quick release rings as pictured I am wondering about flipping one around having both quick release levers closest to each other to shorten the gap. If it hangs over the action a bit that is ok as long as I have room to cap and for the scope to mount and keep tight.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2024, 07:24:29 PM by duckmen1 »
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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #204 on: May 16, 2024, 06:49:31 PM »
Leupold makes an ultra low ring setup with the quick. Inject bases , i ordered them to get mine to drop lower

I don't see any ultra low, low, mediums listed from leupold site for 34 mm. Lowest they list is high
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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #205 on: May 16, 2024, 07:26:30 PM »
Great ideas so far.  Keep them coming, I want to pull the trigger on something for my CVA Accura LR-X

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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #206 on: May 17, 2024, 05:35:08 AM »
My Bighorn has 3 mounting holes for the rear base.  You can slide the rear scope base forward by 1/2" by using the the 2 front mounting screws.  It will overhang the rear part of the exposed breach by about 1/2".   By using those 2 forward mounting holes it give an inside ring spacing of 2 1/8" and the outside ring spacing is 3 1/4". 

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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #207 on: May 17, 2024, 08:27:39 AM »
Great ideas so far.  Keep them coming, I want to pull the trigger on something for my CVA Accura LR-X
For the LRX, you can just get the picatinny rail and then use whatever rings you want.

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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #208 on: May 17, 2024, 06:39:06 PM »
Leupold makes an ultra low ring setup with the quick. Inject bases , i ordered them to get mine to drop lower

I don't see any ultra low, low, mediums listed from leupold site for 34 mm. Lowest they list is high
theyíre called super low for a 1Ē ring

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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #209 on: May 17, 2024, 08:00:18 PM »
Anyone have any ideas on scope mount for the knight ultralight ?

 


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