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Can someone take me by the hand and tell me exactly what to get to mount my 3 x 9 x 40 Bushnell Elite on my new .270 barrel? Do I need a new base or is the one that came on the original gun OK?

I want to start with the best and eliminate any variables I can to make this gun a decent shooter.

Thanks for the help. And I will reread the FAQ's again and again! :)

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I would (and do ) use the mount that came with it. Used it on mounting my Mueller 2x7 on my 45-70. I thing rings would be more important than the Handi base.................
 

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New scope mounts

You will have to use the high mounts for that scope in order to clear the hammer. I use Leopold or Burris on my NEF rifles, just don't like the Weaver rings that well. I tried to use Leopold med with a 3x9x40 Bushnell Banner and couldn't clear the hammer. Took them back and got the highs. Zeak
 

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I use the Weaver High's on both of mine. Never had a problem with them yet. Inexpensive too, just pick them up a Walmart.
 

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Pepaw, I use Burris Signature Zee rings almost exclusively, mediums more often than not, just depends on the scope and where ya need to position it. Sometimes due to a larger than normal power ring or ocular bell I need to use high rings, but not very often....I would recommend you remove the base that came with the rifle, clean the bottom of it real well along with the top of the barrel and the screw holes, there will probably be thread locker in the screw holes, dig it all out, I use a leather sewing awl and a bit of heat to get it out easier. Next, take a straight edge and lay it on top of the barrel lengthways and see if the mount holes have a burr on them, just about everyone of those I have checked recently will have burrs around the holes, take a fine file and remove just the burrs, you may need to touch up with a little bluing. Then take a piece of 240 grit wet/dry paper a bit bigger than the base is long and lay it on top of the barrel, place a few drops of oil on the paper then lay the base on it like you were mounting it. Hold the sand paper still and work the base forward and back carefully keeping it in the correct position on top of the barrel. What you are trying to do is lap the bottom of the mount so it fits the top of the barrel perfectly, it doesn't take much, you'll see where it removes the finish from the bottom of the aluminum base. Clean the base and barrel well and put a liberal amount of blue loctite in and around each mount hole, then mount the base. Wipe the excess loctite from around the base and make sure none went between the breech and barrel. Mount the rings and scope as usual.

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Thanks for much for the input. I will try to locate the rings and work on this. I tend to get tunnel visioned on a project and right now it is getting this gun to shoot well. With me shooting it!

Thanks again and I will try to update you on the results. I did pick up the O ring as my next tune up trick.

pepaw
 
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