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November 21, 2000, 05:24
STG58 w/ DSA mount and scope with 42mm oblective lens. Can I use medium height rings, or must I go with high? Thanks for the help.
[ August 21, 2001: Message edited by: gary.jeter ]
November 21, 2000, 08:24
I have a 40mm objective scope on my Steyr SBS and I have gobs of room under it with medium rings. I'd say go for the medium rings.
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November 21, 2000, 14:41
I have a 44mm scope mounted on my Remington PSS and am using Leopold's Medium height rings.
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November 24, 2000, 09:25
I'd point out that most of these answers spoke of their experience with bolt- actions. As I'm sure you realize, the receiver/handguard situation on the FAL gives you NO relief for the bell. I can't give you an answer but with cheap see-throughs my scope (42mm) only has 3 +- mm relief.
I don't think the medium rings are a sure thing, They're talking about bolt guns with "gobs" of relief to the barrel.
November 24, 2000, 18:57
Yes Dirtfarmer, that's exactly right. I was hoping to hear from people who've scoped their FALs with a DSA scope mount. What's the story everyone? Medium or high?
November 24, 2000, 22:19
Larry I just tryed my Baush&Lomb 4-16x50 off of my 10-22 it has Leupold Quick release high rings on it and it looks as though a 42 mm scope would work 50 won't pretty close though.STG has DSA mount
November 27, 2000, 11:15
BTT. Anyone else have any advice?
November 27, 2000, 12:00
With my 42mm, I used a set of see thru's with weaver base on my B-square mount. It did not place the scope completely higher than the front sight post, but the view was clear and it worked fine. The 42mm end of the scope obstructed the peep sight view so the see thru was not functional.
August 21, 2001, 21:07
Any more reccomendations/advice on this?
August 22, 2001, 22:00
I use the DSA mount and Millet medium high rings for scopes with up to 44mm objectives.
August 24, 2001, 10:07
I've got the Leepers mount, a 40 mm objective and low mount rings. They don't fit by a long shot. I can get them to work but I have to remove the rear sight and then the scope is about 1-2 mm from touching the stock at the rear or barrel at the front. I am going to try the high mounts but am still worried about having to remove the sight.
August 24, 2001, 10:32
SA58, DSA mount - 40 mm objective scope was plenty high with med. QD rings.
and Ratlord - you must be a Dune fan?
August 24, 2001, 11:47
Which detachable rings are the best deal?
August 24, 2001, 12:08
I used Leupold QD rings - work with Weaver bases, great grip, look pretty cool, about $50 if I remember. Good value, in my opinion.
August 25, 2001, 23:01
Just tried a Bushnell 4x12x40 wal-mart special on with a Federal Euro-sniper mount on an Izzy HB. Shoots just fine as a high sight but not high enough for the iron sites. Also turns the carry handle into an artifact. Further you'll need a movable cheek pad to get high enough on the stock to use contact sighting methods. Used a standard metric rear site as a placeholder, Longer blade Izzy didn't fit. Suppose a UK HB rear site would fold out of the way. 24x55 scope does look like it will fit without getting recoil ringeye. What do think Gary?
August 26, 2001, 08:06
After you get the clearance you need, get the weaponArts buttstock and ambi-PG. Awesome way to make a PSG-styled FAL, that looks good and functions nicely. Pricey, but good gear!
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August 26, 2001, 23:06
Great stuff but it looks like the iron sites are still inop., and the rear sight blade is still up against the bottom of the scope.
August 28, 2001, 13:30
I see my response is probably a little late to help Larry, but one can take measurements to determine whether your chosen scope/ring combo will clear. Most major scope manufacturers provide scope dimensions on their web page. As for rings, one manufacturer's low rings probably won't be the same height as another manufacturer's low rings, so having the ring height in inches is important. For ring heights, I've found Brownell's catalog gives measurements for a wide variety of rings (Leupold, Warne, Burris, etc.). Make sure that you understand from what reference points the rings are measured; most are measured from bottom of the ring where it contacts the top of the mount to the bottom of the ring saddle where the scope tube sits. I've seen others measured from the bottom of the ring to the top of the saddle plus the radius of the scope tube. Still others measure from the bottom of the MOUNT to the top of the ring saddle (in that case you need to know the height of the mount, too).
Which detach rings are the best deal? If you're looking for the cheapest, you can probably find some Tasco rings with thumb knobs for less than $10. For middle of the road detach rings with levers, I'd say Leupold. I currently have Warne quick detach rings on my DSA. They were about $10-20 more than comparable Leupolds, but they gave me the exact height I wanted (.25" between the top of the mount and the bottom of the ring saddle). My Burris 1-4X scope clears my DSA mount by a mere .1"; makes for an easier cheek weld sans a removable cheek pad.
August 29, 2001, 08:06
After searching in all my dealer catalogs I found Kwik-Site Weaver style quick detachable rings:
Low, matte black, for up to 32mm objective,
Medium to 44mm, high to 52mm, and X-High to 64mm.
I could probably retail these for $20 something a pair if interested. Don't know availability.
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