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Old 10-16-2010, 07:48 PM
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Mounting a scope on Savage 24

I want to put my Leupold on my Savage 24 (22wmr/20ga), but eye relief is a squeeker. I must put the rear ring right on the back side of the turret snug agents it, and I am afraid this close to the turrets could do some damage.

What if I used two scope rings in the front section of the tube, between the objective bell and turrets, and nothing in the space between the turret and objective bell, would this damage the scope?

I have done this on rim fires for nieces & nephews to help with eye relief on full sized rifles when they did not have a youth sized .22
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Old 10-17-2010, 04:22 PM
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jon,

I have several M24 Savage O/U arms; one is .222 over 20 gauge and another .22 Magnum over 20 gauge. The .22 Mag over 20 gauge says on the barrel, " DO NOT FIRE SHOTGUN BARREL WITH SCOPE ATTACHED." I have a scope on the .222 and fire it with the .222 barrel and 20 gauge routinely with no problems.

If you have any questions about scopes, etc., why not contact Savage?

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Old 10-17-2010, 04:34 PM
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My model 24 is one of the newer ones with the integral mount base. I used Weaver mounts & their see-thru rings on mine with a 4x scope. I've never had any problems with mine either wacking me in the forehead or loosening of the scope and/or mounts when shooting the shotgun barrel. My scope is mounted with the adjustment turrets between the front and rear rings. My son's M 24 is one of the older ones with just the usual .22 3/8" dovetail. We mounted a 4x scope on his using just Weaver .22-type see-thru rings and snugged them down tight. We've not had any problems with his either when shooting the shotgun barrel, at least on an occasional basis.

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Old 10-17-2010, 04:40 PM
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I am just worried at the ring placement, with one being next to the turret, almost touching, could it not cause damage?

I have had cheaper scopes hold up, but was not worried if they broke or not, but this is a VX-II, and I do worry.
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:11 AM
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I've got several rifles where I've had to mount scopes so that the turrets were right up against the rear scope rings and I've never had any problems. I use primarily Weaver rings - usually the quad locks - and I don't believe you could unintentionally tighten them enough to collapse or otherwise damage the scope's tube or adjustments. However, I guess anything is possible.
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Old 10-31-2010, 02:45 PM
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I wouldn`t worry about a Leo. I have put them through a lot worse than your going to and only ruined 1. I dropped a 16 lb. gun on the bell of the scope.
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