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I just got my 10FP-LE2, and now I'm thinking about base and ring options.

I purchased the 65 in.-lb. torque wrench from Brownells for precisely retorquing the trigger guard screws should the stock need to be removed for thorough cleaning. The hex size appears to be 9/64", although the manual says 9/32". This appears to be a misprint in the manual. As I've not received my hex bits from McMaster-Carr yet, I don't know the hex size.

Although Savage will undoubtedly frown on my disassembling the bolt, I would like to know the size of that hex fitting; it appears to be either an oddball size just under 1/4", like 15/64" or maybe a metric size.

But I digress...

The real reason for this thread concerns bases and rings. Sometimes manufacturers drill the scope base holes a little off center, resulting in your having to use up quite a bit of your scope's windage adjustment to bring the scope into zero. A friend that works at a local gun store suggested Millett bases/rings because they are windage adjustable.

I really like the idea of using weaver type bases, with rings that have a thru-bolt and nut that I can torque to 65 in.-lbs. for a tighter fit.

Does anyone know of a mounting system that uses both windage adjustable base and/or rings in a method that also uses thru-bolts and nuts that can be torqued?
 

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my best advice would be to use redfield/leupold style base and rings. although just about anything should work as the odds of your savage being drilled and tapped wrong are pretty slim.
 

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lefty o said:
as the odds of your savage being drilled and tapped wrong are pretty slim.
It's actually not all that uncommon. Both Gun Tests magazine (a mail-order only rag) and my friend the gunsmith have mentioned it as happening more than occasionally.

You're right in that I may have to use Leupold rings and bases, but I was hoping somebody would know of the "Super Duper Set" made by someone I never heard of. :confused:
 
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