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So now have that 1987 classic Remington 700 in 338, any bases that are recommended for it, one piece or two piece?


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Just like anything else. Doesn't require anything special. Leupold Dual dovetails, Leupold PRW's, Weaver mounts and rings. Etc. etc..


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Whatever you get, just make sure they are installed correctly.
I hope everything works out well for you and your rifle.


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thanks, pulled stock off, there is some light rust, it was showing a date code of march 1987, but there were two small washers under the back screw on the back trigger card screw, they sat between trigger guard and the wood stock, never seen that before, also thought I heard something else fall, but could just be the mess I have on the bench.
So will have to see if these washers are even needed.
looks like rifle might have been fired a couple time and then not used, barrel very clean, but still have to run my borescope through it.

On leupolds site some bases were for nothing above a mag, so will make sure to pick the ones for the big magnum, fairly heavy rifle, will have to put it on a scale.


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Originally Posted by Partsman
thanks, pulled stock off, there is some light rust, it was showing a date code of march 1987, but there were two small washers under the back screw on the back trigger card screw, they sat between trigger guard and the wood stock, never seen that before, also thought I heard something else fall, but could just be the mess I have on the bench.
So will have to see if these washers are even needed.
looks like rifle might have been fired a couple time and then not used, barrel very clean, but still have to run my borescope through it.

On leupolds site some bases were for nothing above a mag, so will make sure to pick the ones for the big magnum, fairly heavy rifle, will have to put it on a scale.

Someone probably put those washers in for shims so the bottom metal latches or lines up. Probably needs to be glass bedded, but you will find that out when you put it back together.


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I have had Leupold dual dovetail mounts on my 338 for nearly 25 years.

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You have tons of options for a 700. They’re all fine. Only thing I’d avoid are those bases with windage adjustment on the rear. Those don’t play well with heavy recoil. On other rifles, they’re stupid and pointless. But they aren’t as common now as they used to be. I like Warne products, personally.

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Talley bases and split rings





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The regular Talleys, or Weaver-style bases and good rings. I like the Warne Mountain Techs lately. A half-inch nut holds them to the base, and they go on and off easily, which is important here due to the never-ending optics rodeo.


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Have a few bases and ring sets from auctions, unfortunately the leupolds I have are all for less than 300 win mags as can be seen on the 2 piece info, as this is one set I have #50016.


STD REMINGTON 700 2-PC MATTE
Part # 50016
Leupold® steel Standard (STD) rings and bases are the most versatile of any mounting system we offer. This specific model fits a Remington 700 and is the perfect choice for standard calibers less than .300 Win. Mag.


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Originally Posted by Partsman
Have a few bases and ring sets from auctions, unfortunately the leupolds I have are all for less than 300 win mags as can be seen on the 2 piece info, as this is one set I have #50016.


STD REMINGTON 700 2-PC MATTE
Part # 50016
Leupold® steel Standard (STD) rings and bases are the most versatile of any mounting system we offer. This specific model fits a Remington 700 and is the perfect choice for standard calibers less than .300 Win. Mag.


Like someone else said, those std bases are not good for heavy recoilers. The windage adjustable screws are a weak point. Glad to see Leupold admitting such in writing. With that being said, any base ring combo that will work on a 300wm, will also work just fine on a 338wm. Talley lightweight's even work, for what it is worth. It seems like you are preparing for a recoil that is going to rip your head off or something. That is not the case. I've actually seen many 300wm's kick harder than a comparable 338wm.


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I quit the windage adjustable Leupolds about ten years ago. Rifles stay sighted in now.

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I actually had Leupold Std. bases and rings on a Model 70 .338 WM for about 10 years. Maybe I was lucky, but I never had a problem with POI shifting.

Last year I changed scopes and decided to switch to Talley Lightweights. I'm happy with the change, but never had a problem with the Leupold Stds.

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Built my first .338 in 1988--and was convinced due to so many people saying it kicked like hell that (1) it to be relatively heavy, and (2) required very stout mounts.

Turned out the 9-pound rifle didn't kick anywhere near hell, but was a PITA to carry around Montana elk mountains, so I "rebuilt" it with a lighter-contour barrel and lighter synthetic stock. Also started experimenting with various mounts, and eventually found the standard "old ugly" Weaver rings and aluminum bases worked just fine--at least with scopes in those days, when 3-9x variables rarely weighed over 12 ounces.

The rifle weighed 7.5 to 8 pounds, depending on the scope. Hunted with it from Alaska to Africa and the only times it shifted POI were when a scope went bonkers. Never had any problem with the Weaver rings and bases....


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Originally Posted by Mule Deer
Built my first .338 in 1988--and was convinced due to so many people saying it kicked like hell that (1) it to be relatively heavy, and (2) required very stout mounts.

Turned out the 9-pound rifle didn't kick anywhere near hell, but was a PITA to carry around Montana elk mountains, so I "rebuilt" it with a lighter-contour barrel and lighter synthetic stock. Also started experimenting with various mounts, and eventually found the standard "old ugly" Weaver rings and aluminum bases worked just fine--at least with scopes in those days, when 3-9x variables rarely weighed over 12 ounces.

The rifle weighed 7.5 to 8 pounds, depending on the scope. Hunted with it from Alaska to Africa and the only times it shifted POI were when a scope went bonkers. Never had any problem with the Weaver rings and bases....
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Almost never had a Leupold go bonkers in those days....

Did use that rifle a LOT back then as a "test platform" for new scopes, as I was writing the "Hunting Optics" column for PETERSEN'S HUNTING. Won't list the scopes that rifle broke, but it was a pretty long list, and included some pretty pricey scopes. None were Leupolds.


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That’s helpful, slut


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Originally Posted by Partsman
So now have that 1987 classic Remington 700 in 338, any bases that are recommended for it, one piece or two piece?

Depends on your scope's eyepiece / spacing and your like/dislike of extension bases and/or rings.

I had an old Leupold Vari X III 2.5-8X with friction adjust. I mounted it on a couple 700 long actions with 2 piece dual dovetail
Leupold B&R. It fit but it had effectively ZERO room to move it forwards or backwards. A one piece base often moves the
mount point for the rings slightly forward or backwards as (I know, playing the role of Capt'n Obvious here) do extension rings.
On the other hand, a Vari X II 3-9X fits with a bit of leeway to move the scope fore and aft to get a complete sight picture and
so on.

If you can make 'em work with the scope you are going to use, my favorite are Leupold 2 piece dual dovetail mounts/rings.

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Originally Posted by Mule Deer
Almost never had a Leupold go bonkers in those days....

Did use that rifle a LOT back then as a "test platform" for new scopes, as I was writing the "Hunting Optics" column for PETERSEN'S HUNTING. Won't list the scopes that rifle broke, but it was a pretty long list, and included some pretty pricey scopes. None were Leupolds.

[quote] That's helpful, slut. [quote]

Am assuming your were responding to me, rather than Partsman--which is shat your response indicated.

Have posted many times here that my experience until around 2010 is Leupolds very rarely failed.

But about then they started failing more often. Not long afterward, maybe around 2015, I noticed that I was printing out several copies of the forms for sending scopes to their repair-department at a time. After that I quit buying new Leupolds--instead purchasing used models made before around 2010.


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Well found a 48098 98 weaver one piece base in some of my previous auction buys, have lots of weaver rings also, have a stack of scopes too.
Looks like cordwood stacked up and have more coming, so am going to try a few different scopes on it, I have low power, fixed power, 2-7, 3-9, 3.5-10, 4-12 and some even higher powers, so when able to shoot again I will try the weaver set up as I have a few rifles that way now.
So will see how it goes.

Thanks for the feedback.


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