I have a M70 Classic Safari Express in .416 that I need to put a scope on, but I'm having a little trouble.
I plan to use Talley rings and bases (the bases do not overhang into the breech area). I'm having trouble finding a scope to fit my purposes so I thought would see if anyone here could help me out.
I want a 1x4 or a 1.5 x 5 or something similar. The problem I am having is most of the scopes I've found are too short or too long. The scope has to have a tube length long enough to span the breech of a M70 .416, prefereably with room to spare for eye relief adjustment, but not have an overall length too long so as to bump into the rear iron site (which I am leaving on the since the Talley's quick detach) I do not want to go with higher rings that would allow the scope to go over top the rear site, if possible.
About the only scope I have found that I think will do what I want is the Leupold VX7 class. It has a tube lenght of 7 inches with a 9 inch overall lenght. The Swaro and Zeiss seem too long, coming in at 11 inches.
Does anyone know of any other options? I'm not an expert on all the available scopes out there, so I thought that there may be many more here that could point me in the right direction.