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Old November 16th, 2010, 08:33 AM   #1
 
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Scope Ring Height for 32 mm objective?

Hi folks,

I have an All-Weather Hawkeye rifle for which I want to replace the stock scope rings with a set of "Matte Blued" rings - such as would normally be included with a Standard Hawkeye rifle (not SS). Reason being is I simply don't care for the aesthetic of a SS / Silver scope on this gun with the stock SS rings. I think it would look better with standard blued rings and a Matte black scope.

Anyway, the Ruger website indicates these are easy to get directly from them. However, I noticed that, when matched with a scope with a 32mm objective lens, Ruger recommends a LOW HEIGHT set of rings, as opposed to MEDIUM, which is what comes standard with their guns.

I'm wondering the extent to which this really matters? Does the height of the rings with a 32 mm objective lens really make much of a difference? Just curious...

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The whole idea for keeping a scope as low as possible is to get a better "cheek weld" while shooting. I hate shooting scopes that are jacked up on too high rings... It feels like I have to rest my jawbone on the stock while shooting.

When ordering rings, remember to get a different height for the front and rear on the M77 Hawkeye. For a "Low" set you'll need a #3 (front) and a #4 (rear).
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What HardBall says is true, however the primary reason for different height rings is to position the objective lens bell (front) of the scope as close to the barrel as possible without touching.

MerlinM77, Ruger sells the rings separately because some guns such as your M-77 use two different heights while most other Ruger models use the same height. The only other exception is the Super Redhawk. These rings are over $40 each so that makes it quite expensive just for cosmetics.
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