Who else makes two piece scope mounts for a Rem. 700 besides Tally & Kelbys?
Those are the only ones I have been able to locate.
What, specifically are you looking for? Most all of the ring and base makers make two pc. bases for 700's.
A quick check in the ole Brownells catalog has at least 6 or more suppliers. Try Leupold, Weaver, etc
I'm not sure what you call em, I am looking for the ones where the base is integrated with the bottom half of the rings. The ones where the bottom half of the ring & base are one solid piece. And my apology for no specifics and not being sure if this was the right place for asking.
Why are you looking for 1 piece base/rings for a Rem? There are too many issues w/ a factory Rem to think you can make a 1 piece base work well. IMHO
Originally Posted by Big G
I'm not sure if they still make them, but R.W. Hart did make a 1 piece ring/base for the 700
Not a one piece base. Two rings & two bases but the bases & bottom half of the rings are integrated with the bases. In other words there is a front base & a rear base. I don't think we are on the same page.
Big G, what you are looking for is specifically referred to as a "one piece base and ring" and I'm with David, Rem's are a pretty crookedy action to be using these on.
More importantly check out and UNDERSTAND these guys, http://www.kokopelliproducts.com/scopeb.html then order a set of Kokopelli's
Big G, I looked again at the Brownells catalog for you and did not see what your looking for.
Possibly posting on the Factory rifle area might find the help you are seeking.
Ok Al & David, what should I be using on a crookedy ole Remington 700???
The Talley setup is strong and light. I've set up several 700's with them with good results. Due to the flattened rear bridge and round-ish front reciever ring on the 700's, the front and rear mounts can at times be significantly out of alignment...one can be 'higher' than the other...so it's a good idea to check this and correct it.
The Talley rings are extrusions and are designed to have a 'pinch point' at the parting lines, as they will flex a bit when you tighten the screws. This holds the scopes securely, but doesn't always let the scope tube have max. contact with the rings. It can also scratch and dent the tubes.
Here's some photos of a 700 of mine that I did the Talley's on:
This pic is purposely over exposed so you can see the 'pinch point'. The bases have been bedded to both equalize the ring heights (front and rear) and to give max. contact between the reciever and the base:
A little Dykem or Magic Marker on the bottom and a few swipes with the lapping bar shows where the contact is:
A few more passes and things are looking better. I bed the scope to the rings at this point, but that's another subject:
Same/same on the tops:
Relieve the parting edges to make sure the edges aren't digging into the scope tube. I make sure there's some clearance between these edges and the sides of the tube:
Here's another one with the same treatment. This is a 300WSM with a big Nightforce on it and the Talley's have hung in there just fine:
Lots of ways to approach this, but this works for me. -Al
Great information Al. Thanks very much. Thank you all for your help.