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    Default How to figure Tally scope mount heights?

    I am thinking about going to a one piece ring/mount by tally to replace the Leupold mounts and rings I have on my M-700 titanium rifle.

    The current mounts are about 0.377 inch from the top of the action to the bottom of the scope on the front mount and 0.556 inches on the back mount.

    Any ideas?

    What are your thoughts on the tally one piece mounts/rings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    What are your thoughts on the tally one piece mounts/rings?
    They are my favorites, and I just use the "lows" for everything.

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    I have a 3x9 Leupold European Model with a 30mm tube.

    Do you think the lows will be OK?
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    If that rifle is a first generation TI you could even run extra lows. Lows would definitely work just fine. I have used Low Talleys with 30mm tube and a 42mm objective with out any problem on 700s.
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    Call Talley, they have great customer service. They have helped me a few times, tell them what you are shooting and what size scope you have. One word of caution, I too have a Remington TI. I had issues with the expended brass hitting the scope when ejecting and falling back into the tray, so don't go too low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    I have a 3x9 Leupold European Model with a 30mm tube.

    Do you think the lows will be OK?
    They make two diferent size objectives on those scopes... The larger is possibly needing more than lows to clear...

    50mm/2 - 30mm/2 = 10mm
    lows are .4" IIRC and med are .5"
    10mm = .3937"

    Obviously some hangs over the barrel taper gaining clearance. And the 30mm tube clears more than the 1", which is arguably the ONLY advantage to the scope...

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    A fitting guide on the Tally website for the light weight one piece system says:

    Front .400 / Rear .510 - Low
    Front .500 / Rear .610 - Med

    http://www.talleymanufacturing.com

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    They make two diferent size objectives on those scopes... The larger is possibly needing more than lows to clear...
    Mine is the 40mm so hopefully the lows will work.
    It is actually a very clear scope and gathers lots of light. I have the German #4 cross-hairs.
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    talley lite mounts run "high" as the lows fit more like a medium. i use low or extral low on all my rifles even with an objective bell of 42 ( nikon 4X ). they work great, are strong, and won't allow your scope to move.
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    Talley lows. 40mm VX III


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    Best bet is to call them direct. 803-854-5700. Chris or Gary will set you up. I also would get the extended base model as it gives you an extra 3/8" to handle different length scope tubes. That is on the front base/ring assembly.

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    The Tally lightweights are the best rings on the market for the money. If any of our rifles can wear a set of these they are the first choice.
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    I just put a set of Tally mediums on a rem 700 and they seem fine with a 3.5 x 10 x 40 and I usually use Leupold lows. I read on a forum that if you want to use flip up covers the lows are a bit too low???
    Anyway, I am surprisingly comfortable with the mediums and I like the face up a bit - no complaints yet....
    I did get one set screw that had a deformed head and would not accept the wrench so called Tally and a few days later about 6 or 8 new screws came in the mail - no hassle...
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    I just put a set of extended lightweight Talley medium rings on my 700 xcrII with a Leupold Euro 3-9x50 and they fit perfect. The Leupold flip up covers that come with the Euro also have enough clearance. I bet the lows would be just right for your 40 mm scope.

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    If it looks like the fit is going to be close, put the Leupold flip up covers on before installing the scope. I had a Leupold VX3 2.5 x 8 scope on one of my 30-06's with Talley low rings and then bought the Leupold flip up covers later. While the rear cover went on easily, the hinge on the front flip up hit the barrel when it was being screwed into place. It was a waste of a well sighted in rifle but I had to pull the scope to get the cover on. Then back to the firing range.
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    Talley lw lows will work with up to a 42mm objective. If you have a 50mm scope you'll need to go with mediums.

    They are by far my favorite ring/base setup.

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