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Another Scope Ring Height Question

Postby WestTexasFarmBoy on Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:45 pm

Different manufacturers have different ideas of what height constitutes Low, Medium, High, and Extra High Profile Scope Rings. Most of the better manufacturers list somewhere in their specs the saddle height (the distance between the mount and the lowest point of the inside part of the ring where the scope sets [the same being the height of the bottom of the scope tube when it is mounted in the ring]). Unfortunately, B-Square is not one of these manufacturers. Since the saddle height I need is somewhat critical, I really need to know this dimension on B-Square Sport Utility 1" Weaver Rings - High Profile (model 21056).

Anyone know the height of these rings? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Another Scope Ring Height Question

Postby Steven_L on Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:16 pm

I got .687 to the saddle. We don't always have access to products, but you may always call or email the manufacturer for height information if it isn't offered by them.
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Re: Another Scope Ring Height Question

Postby WestTexasFarmBoy on Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:35 pm

Thanks Steven. That's interesting -- George P., Product Specialist for OpticsPlanet just e-mailed me with "The saddle height of the B-Square rings #21056, is 14.7mm, 9/16”, .578”. Either way, that's more than what I need. I'm looking for ~ 0.450.

I've tried e-mail and calling B-Square (Safariland), I never got to talk to a human being either time I called. I left messages but I've had no response to them or to the e-mails.

This is an excellent example of what I was talking about how different manufacturers have different criteria. Millett's 1 in. Weaver type high profile rings are .525, Ironsighter / Kwik-Site's are .460, Weaver's Top Mount and Quad Lock High Profiles have a .332" saddle height.

At least all of those publish these dimensions in their specs. Frustrating that B-Square does not. Even more frustrating that they won't answer my queries directly to them!! :x
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Re: Another Scope Ring Height Question

Postby Steven_L on Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:41 pm

George actually called B-Square and got the answer from a guy named Chris. I went back in the warehouse and physically measured with a caliper. Chris must've checked a different ring. My measurement is for the 21056 and that is the exact product I measured.
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Re: Another Scope Ring Height Question

Postby Steven_L on Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:47 pm

And I just went and remeasured. Again, .687 from the bottom of the ring to the saddle for the high Sport Utility rings #21056.
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Re: Another Scope Ring Height Question

Postby WestTexasFarmBoy on Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:19 pm

Thanks again Steven, sorry you had to make 2 trips to the warehouse, but I appreciate it. Actually this is helpful. .678 puts the B-Square High Profile right in the middle of the range of the half-dozen Extra High Profile Ring's saddle heights that I looked up. I'm thinking now that if one were to measure a "Medium Profile" B-Square Sport Utility 1" Ring #21054, it would be around 0.5 or so -- about the average of all of the High Profile rings I've looked up. (Which would work for me. As I said in an earlier post, I really need something about 0.450 or a little above)

That may explain why B-Square is the only (as far as I know) manufacturer of Low Profile Extension Rings... They just call them low, they are actually the same height as other's mediums. That could also be why they are the only manufacturer that I could not find saddle height for anywhere -- and why the person George talked to at B-Square gave him the dimension he did -- it's a secret that not even their customer reps know! :roll: Maybe that's why they won't reply to my inquires...
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Re: Another Scope Ring Height Question

Postby Steven_L on Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:10 pm

If one would measure the mediums they would be .339, a bit too low for you. I was going to call you by your initials, but WTF didn't seem appropriate.
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Re: Another Scope Ring Height Question

Postby WestTexasFarmBoy on Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:36 pm

:lol: Thanks Steven :lol: I'm refered to as wtfb on the Airgun forums. :wink:

I appreciate all of your effort on my behalf -- I'll have to go with plan B (which costs twice as much :evil: )
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Re: Another Scope Ring Height Question

Postby Steven_L on Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:07 pm

You're welcome. I'm a big airgunner myself. Mostly Beeman and RWS, but PCP and many others represented. I have way too much money in airguns. Enjoy!

Here's a blog from a while back:

http://www.riflescopeblog.com/2009/02/b ... tical.html
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Re: Another Scope Ring Height Question

Postby WestTexasFarmBoy on Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:06 am

Thanks Steven. Airgunning is quite addicting all right. Good thing y'all carry Leapers, huh?

Be sure to check AirGunOne.com frequently (where OpticsPlanet is recommended for scopes more than anyone else!). Hopefully, you will soon see why I had to ask you for all of this info -- I'll be posting my Scope setups on my rifles... well, whenever I can get around to getting them set up. The stuff I have to do keeps interfering with the stuff I want to do!! :(
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