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I just bought a new 3-9X40 scope for my 10/22 Target rifle. (This is the rifle with the heavy, hammer forged, 20 inch barrel and no iron sights.) The scope has a 1 inch main tube. I am replacing a red/green dot scope I had previously used (and now have mounted on another rifle). As you are likely aware, this rifle comes with a mountable scope rail which I currently have mounted on the receiver.

While shopping for the new scope, I noticed some direct mount scope rings. In other words, instead of mounting the rail and then mounting scope rings on the rail, these rings mount directly to the screw holes in the receiver with no rail required. Some of these rings come as separates. In other words, the front ring mounts into the front pair of screw holes and the rear ring mounts into the rear pair of screw holes. Other rings come as one solid piece--both rings are milled from a single billet with four screw holes. I'm calling these integrated rings--this may not be the correct technical term.

I believe what I want is the lowest integrated rings accessory that gives the 40mm objective lens a couple of millimeters of clearance over the barrel.

OK, now for my questions...

Even though you can tighten a pair of rings to a rail, that's still three pieces of metal, and that means three chances of something going wrong or working loose or whatever. It seems to me that integrated rings would eliminate one or more sources of possible error. Does that make sense?

If you have integrated rings, what brand and model (or part number) did you buy? After having used it, would you recommend it?

If you have a scope with a 40mm objective lens and an integrated ring accessory, what height of rings gave you enough clearance?

Thanks in advance for any helpful comments!
 

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Just me but I always use the rail, and rings setup since it allows you to move the scope a bit further forward and backward via the rings on the rail, or the scope in the rings. This aloows more room to adjust it to your preference. Never had an issue with loosing anything. I purple loctite mine on, no issues. I recommend the weaver tactical 6 hole rings, they have 6 tightening screws on each ring, and they are bullet proof. Have used them on everything from my 10/22's to ar's 5.56, to 338 federal, and on a few bolt guns like my 270 winchester. Never had one problem, they are my go too, why I own atleast 12 or 15 sets.
 

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On the Ruger 10/22 avoid the " See Through " mounts . They put the scope much higher than you are going to like . At first "see through" seems like a great idea ...but it isn't .
The scope is too high to get a good cheek rest and it makes the rifle clumsy to carry .
My first 10/22 mounts were the see through(all the dealer had ) ...
they soon came off , a weaver rail was installed , weaver tip-off scope rings and a Weaver Classic Rimfire scope mounted...Much neater , lower to the stock .

Trust me on the see through scope mount height putting the scope too high...it was awful and I never once used the iron sights by looking under the scope, that just never happened .

I've never had Weaver rings and/or mounts come loose..never and I don't use locktite .

Gary
 

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On the Ruger 10/22 avoid the " See Through " mounts . They put the scope much higher than you are going to like . At first "see through" seems like a great idea ...but it isn't .
The scope is too high to get a good cheek rest and it makes the rifle clumsy to carry .
My first 10/22 mounts were the see through(all the dealer had ) ...
they soon came off , a weaver rail was installed , weaver tip-off scope mounts and a Weaver Classic Rimfire scope mounted...Much neater , lower to the stock .

Gary
I agree!
 
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