77/22 ring height question

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theavrin

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I'm in the process of getting a 77/22. I'm going to order some Millett angle loc rings for a 44mm objective Intensity scope. Millett customer service thinks medium rings are high enough, but they aren't for sure. Does anyone know for sure if a 44 will clear with medium rings or if I need to get the high rings? The Millett rings are much cheaper than the Ruger rings and I can get them from Nathez SS.
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Snake45

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Is the scope an AO? If so, medium rings prolly aren't high enough. If not, I think they'll do.

I have a 4x-12x 40 AO on my 77/22V (heavy barrel) with the factory rings that came with the gun (mediums, I'm assuming) and it clears fine. AO scopes are about "one size larger" than non-AO scopes, i.e., the objective bell diameter of a 32mm AO is about the same as a 40 non-AO. So my 40 AO is about the same as as 44 non-AO.

I think the medium rings are worth a try but if they don't work, Natchez is good about exchanges (though you'll be out for postage). Midway is also real good people to work with.
 

Snake45

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If it helps, here's how close mine is with medium rings and the 40AO scope. I'm thinking you're going to need the highs for a 44AO.

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