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Old 11-06-2020, 01:25 PM
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I got tired of waiting on the 90 dollar bases, so I started looking. I had a 1 inch scope, but I like using 30 mm rings and a spacer for non marked scopes. What I used is a set of offset rings from Weaver, 30 MM, and some 30 MM to 1 inch spacers, shown below.


As assembled....

and a better view.....



The costs was less than 40 bucks, the scope is close to the bore, plenty of eye relief adjustment, and , well, it just looks good too !!

Your thoughts and experiences may vary......

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I got tired of waiting on the 90 dollar bases, so I started looking. I had a 1 inch scope, but I like using 30 mm rings and a spacer for non marked scopes.What I used is a set of offset rings from weaver, 30 MM, and some 30 MM to 1 inch spacers, shown below.

The costs was less than 40 bucks, the scope is close to the bore, plenty of eye relief adjustment, and , well, it just looks good too !!

Your thoughts and experiences may vary......
gr8---Nice job! I used pretty much the same set-up on mine, but went with cheapo (cheaper?) Weaver "Quad-Lock" 1" extended ring set #49048. No inserts, same eye relief and so forth. I lapped my rings in, though, to be sure NO ring marks on my Leupold VX2 3x9EFR scope. Those inserts on your ring set make lapping them in unnecessary, but the rings do cost a bit more than the Quads. There is a pic of my 7-2 rig somewhere here on RFC, too lazy to look for it.

As an aside, it looks like you have a bit more forward adjustment available on your scope if more eye relief is necessary. That's a good thing. I have mine just about maxed out (the scope as far forward as possible) to have good eye relief for me.

Where did you get those 30mm to 1" spacers? Did they come with the Weaver rings?

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Old 11-06-2020, 04:27 PM
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gr8---Nice job! I used pretty much the same set-up on mine, but went with cheapo (cheaper?) Weaver "Quad-Lock" 1" extended ring set #49048. No inserts, same eye relief and so forth. I lapped my rings in, though, to be sure NO ring marks on my Leupold VX2 3x9EFR scope. Those inserts on your ring set make lapping them in unnecessary, but the rings do cost a bit more than the Quads. There is a pic of my 7-2 rig somewhere here on RFC, too lazy to look for it.

As an aside, it looks like you have a bit more forward adjustment available on your scope if more eye relief is necessary. That's a good thing. I have mine just about maxed out (the scope as far forward as possible) to have good eye relief for me.

Where did you get those 30mm to 1" spacers? Did they come with the Weaver rings?
No. The rings are simply 30 MM rings. The inserts are from Aliexpress, and they

are decent quality. There are many sources that sell them, but I have found these

to work really well. The ring set is #49150, and the inserts are about 85 cents per ring delivered to my home.

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Only issue if not using QD rings, you'll have to remove the scope using tools to remove bolt for cleaning. Also, the scope might be seating too far back. For me it was a problem. I end up mounting "BUGSBUSTER" with Leapers QD rings (very affordable). Rifle feels and looks much better. Do not like reticles, but that is acceptable compromise for me. I posted my setup somewhere here a while ago. Now I think that old china Red Star x4 scope should be even better for this rifle unless you will go for 200 distance.
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Pardon my ignorance but where did you get the base?
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Pardon my ignorance but where did you get the base?
Travelor---The base is the "factory" unit that comes installed on the 7-2's as delivered from Izhmash. You DO need to use the extended ring sets indicated in the above posts to make these bases usable. Adequate eye relief is the main issue, and the extended ring sets are the solution for most folks without going to a full length aftermarket scope rail. I have a Leupold VX2 3-9EFR mounted on my 7-2, using the Weaver extended rings, and it's a very usable setup.
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I've been thinking about either of these, as a inexpensive alternative



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Old 11-13-2020, 10:15 AM
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Tried one of those, no......

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If the screws extend past the bottom of the rail, like normal rings do, they wont work. The two screws do not match the slots in the factory base as far as center distance.
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Did yours come standard with that piece of Weaver rail?
- On mines, the rear section of the action is grooved for 11mm sight
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Old 11-13-2020, 03:51 PM
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Did yours come standard with that piece of Weaver rail?
- On mines, the rear section of the action is grooved for 11mm sight
You have a different receiver than I do. Your model number may be different.
If you have a grooved receiver you can find all kinds of adapters. Aliexpress is rife with them.

Good luck ! My little rifle shoots bugholes with good ammo.
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