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Hi, there! First post here.

I've got an SPS Tactical .223 on the way, and was looking into the Dednutz Game Reaper scope mount. My question is - they list long or short action. The EGW picatinny rail mount also has a choice of long or short action. Which one would fit the SPS Tactical .223?

Anyone have any experience with this Game Reaper mount in particular?

Was also looking at the EGW picatinny rail mount with Burris Xtreme Tactical rings, but that combo would cost twice what the Game Reaper would cost. I also like the idea of having the base/rings in one solid unit on the Game Reaper mount.

Thanks for the help!
 

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You would need the short action.
 

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sc2,

I have the dnz one-piece combo mounted on my .17 HMR Savage rimfire. It's a great solid mounting system. However, your scope mounting options (positioning the scope forward or rear-ward) are limited due to the fixed distance between the rings. With your new rifle, I would strongly recommend that you go with the picatinny rail and a good set of rings as you mentioned in your first post. EGW, TPS, and Badger Ordnance make some top quality rails, but have a pretty big price tag. A lot of guys also love the Burris XTR rings. For a lower priced option, you might want to check out the Weaver one-piece multi-slot base and tactical rings. You're gonna love that rifle!
 

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stonecutter2 said:
Hi, there! First post here.

I've got an SPS Tactical .223 on the way, and was looking into the Dednutz Game Reaper scope mount. My question is - they list long or short action. The EGW picatinny rail mount also has a choice of long or short action. Which one would fit the SPS Tactical .223?

Anyone have any experience with this Game Reaper mount in particular?

Was also looking at the EGW picatinny rail mount with Burris Xtreme Tactical rings, but that combo would cost twice what the Game Reaper would cost. I also like the idea of having the base/rings in one solid unit on the Game Reaper mount.

Thanks for the help!
We use the game reaper at the gun store I work at,they are of very good quality and fit
well. I have only mounted them on muzzleloaders so far, they are line bored, they only thing
I am not fond of is that you cant move the rings to suit your application.If you are not planning
on shooting 800-1000 yds you can use weaver tactical rings and bases you usually can buy them both for around $50.00 I use them all of the time with great sucsess. Oh and by the way WELCOME
to the forum.
 

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RBoomK said:
sc2,

I have the dnz one-piece combo mounted on my .17 HMR Savage rimfire. It's a great solid mounting system. However, your scope mounting options (positioning the scope forward or rear-ward) are limited due to the fixed distance between the rings. With your new rifle, I would strongly recommend that you go with the picatinny rail and a good set of rings as you mentioned in your first post. EGW, TPS, and Badger Ordnance make some top quality rails, but have a pretty big price tag. A lot of guys also love the Burris XTR rings. For a lower priced option, you might want to check out the Weaver one-piece multi-slot base and tactical rings. You're gonna love that rifle!

Hmm, that's a good point. Might be a good idea to keep things somewhat versatile for positioning the scope.

The rifle's supposed to be here Thursday. I'm looking forward to getting it sighted in this coming Sunday (if the weather cooperates), and I really like that the rifle has lots of upgrading options!
 

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dratt1957 said:
stonecutter2 said:
Hi, there! First post here.

I've got an SPS Tactical .223 on the way, and was looking into the Dednutz Game Reaper scope mount. My question is - they list long or short action. The EGW picatinny rail mount also has a choice of long or short action. Which one would fit the SPS Tactical .223?

Anyone have any experience with this Game Reaper mount in particular?

Was also looking at the EGW picatinny rail mount with Burris Xtreme Tactical rings, but that combo would cost twice what the Game Reaper would cost. I also like the idea of having the base/rings in one solid unit on the Game Reaper mount.

Thanks for the help!
We use the game reaper at the gun store I work at,they are of very good quality and fit
well. I have only mounted them on muzzleloaders so far, they are line bored, they only thing
I am not fond of is that you cant move the rings to suit your application.If you are not planning
on shooting 800-1000 yds you can use weaver tactical rings and bases you usually can buy them both for around $50.00 I use them all of the time with great sucsess. Oh and by the way WELCOME
to the forum.
Sounds great. Thanks for the info, and thanks for the welcome! :)
 

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One more question - for a 50mm objective, would 3/4" rings make the scope too high? Would medium (1/2") give enough clearance?
 

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sc2,

What did you come up with for a base? If you decided on the Weaver multi-slot, use the 1/2" medium height rings. These will give you approximately 1/4" of clearance between the scope bell and the barrel. I forgot to mention in my last post to check out SWFA.com for your components. They have a great selection and some of the lowest prices.

http://swfa.com/default.aspx
 

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sc2,

What did you come up with for a base? If you decided on the Weaver multi-slot, use the 1/2" medium height rings. These will give you approximately 1/4" of clearance between the scope bell and the barrel. I forgot to mention in my last post to check out SWFA.com for your components. They have a great selection and some of the lowest prices.

http://swfa.com/default.aspx
Was considering the 1 piece Game Reaper, but now have decided to go back to the idea of an EGW base with Burris XTR Tactical rings.

Base, I'm going to go with the EGW Picatinny rail, 15MOA. I don't know if I'd really need the 20MOA base, or even the 15MOA, but I figure I'd rather have some room for longer distance shots in the future.

I have a feeling I'm going to want some freedom to adjust the scope to the position for best eye relief. I hear good things about the EGW, and since it's picatinny I can always change things around as I like, slide the rings to where I prefer them, etc.

Scope-wise, the local shop where I'm getting the transfer done has a Vortex Diamondback 4-12x40 and Vortex Crossfire 6-24x50 AO in stock. Going to check those out in person and see what I think.

The Mueller 8.5-25x44 Tactical also looked nice. I have seen some praise for Mueller online, but I like the unlimited lifetime warranty on Vortex a lot, too.
 

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I've got the Vortex Crossfire 6-24x50 w/Mildot at home, ready to mount on an EGW 20MOA Picatinny rail, and Burris Xtreme mounts (medium height).

Tonight I'll be putting it all together.

I looked through the scope this morning, and it looks nice and bright and crisp. Can't wait to get this on the rifle and then hit the range!
 

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i got the CrossFire 4-16x50 AO and its ok. i also have the EGW 20 MOA and weaver 0 MOA and my rings are warne high rings. so far its all good and not bad at 100 i have to get to a shooting range with 500 yards plus to see how i do.... you should be ok with the crossfire scope though.
 
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