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Hello,

I was wondering if someone could help me out. I have been getting into Firearms for the past 3 years and I recent purchased a Ruger American Predator in .308 to have a hunting rifle. I ordered a Vortex Crossfire II Rifle Scope 2-7 x 32 but I have 0 clue on what rings and mount to order. I don't know really anything abut scopes so I joined this Forum. I love my 10/22 but I'm not putting a scope on it. Any suggestions? I'm an amateur at the moment. hopefully this is the right way to ask questions, I've never used a forum before.
 

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the rings are 1" size. vortex makes a model called the "hunter" scope rings. good rings and about $20 a set. but you shouldn't have picked up a rimfire scope for a centerfire rifle. and 2-7x seems a bit low for 308. trade up to the 3-9x40 crossfire 2. or keep the 2-7 and throw it on your 10/22, you'll like it.
 

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Which one did you buy:

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The Predators I purchased came with the
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Good scope and worth the extra $40.

Edit: I was NOT paying attention when I posted this, the HEIGHT of these rings look similar to mine. But these rings are NOT for a Predator. I do not see rings in the Ruger store that would work with the Predator. And as noted below, there are cheaper options elsewhere.
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For a new scope buyer it is a great idea to find articles and videos giving advice and read/watch lots of them for perspective.
For example, a 2-7x is great for an eastern woods deer rifle but not as good as higher magnification for smaller targets or longer ranges. I put a 2-8x on my Texas feral hog rifle, it's perfect for that. In the woods I turn it down to 2, then higher for longer shots in the open.

Generally, the larger lens (40mm, 50mm+) lets more light in and brightens the picture you see. 32mm is about the smallest they make.
Vortex makes great scopes for not a lot of money. I own three but bought the Viper series for better performance.

Since you are new to this, I would recommend taking your rifle and scope into a store and asking them for rings. I have a Sportsman's Warehouse near me and when I bought the rings they showed me how to mount the scope myself for free, otherwise they would mount the scope for a small fee.
 

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For a new scope buyer it is a great idea to find articles and videos giving advice and read/watch lots of them for perspective.
For example, a 2-7x is great for an eastern woods deer rifle but not as good as higher magnification for smaller targets or longer ranges. I put a 2-8x on my Texas feral hog rifle, it's perfect for that. In the woods I turn it down to 2, then higher for longer shots in the open.

Generally, the larger lens (40mm, 50mm+) lets more light in and brightens the picture you see. 32mm is about the smallest they make.
Vortex makes great scopes for not a lot of money. I own three but bought the Viper series for better performance.

Since you are new to this, I would recommend taking your rifle and scope into a store and asking them for rings. I have a Sportsman's Warehouse near me and when I bought the rings they showed me how to mount the scope myself for free, otherwise they would mount the scope for a small fee.
Awesome advice, Thanks!
 

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the rings are 1" size. vortex makes a model called the "hunter" scope rings. good rings and about $20 a set. but you shouldn't have picked up a rimfire scope for a centerfire rifle. and 2-7x seems a bit low for 308. trade up to the 3-9x40 crossfire 2. or keep the 2-7 and throw it on your 10/22, you'll like it.
Thank you!
 
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