I need some suggestions - advice on a scope base for my dsp rifle , I already have a set of burris medium signature zee rings and plan on using a vortex diamondback 2-7x35 rimfire scope , I was looking at the power custom base but it seems a bit high at .350 plus the rings at .230 height , I would like the scope up a bit, for this rifle will be mostly used for overhead tree squirrel hunting and back yard target shooting , any replies greatly appreciated THANK YOU !
The DSP stock has a drop at the comb to make it OK for open sights, so I can see why you want a low scope base. You have to be careful, the Zee rings will scratch the top of the action when used with some low Weaver bases. This can happen when removing them, ask me how I know. If they've been on the rifle for a long time you can avoid this by putting a standard flat blade screwdriver in the relief cuts in the Zee bases & gently prying them slightly open at the front & back.
Weaver TO9 (TO= Tip Off) is very low & has a 3/8" dovetail as well, not that you need it. It is only a few bucks. New 10-22s come something similar I believe. Mine are so old (like me) they came with a dovetail base.
The Tactical Solutions is probably my favorite base of this type, but it's twice the money of the Power Custom & 4 times the money of the Weaver. It's still lower to the bore than the Power Custom & well made.
Try the Weaver base 430T (Weaver number 48335). Best base for its price and low profile too that fits Weaver style mounts. The T09 is too thin for Weaver rings IMO and will scratch the receiver. This base is slightly taller and with multiple cross slots to fit even short red dots like the Bushnell TS25 but not nearly as tall as the Powers base.
I was pleasantly surprised with this Leupold Rifleman base. Well made, doesn't overhang the front of the receiver like a Weaver, supposedly you can see the irons through the slot. The rings are Burris Sig Zee highs, I like a high scope for offhand.