Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:42 pm
This is pretty timely for me. I traded off my Savage LRPV in 204. Awesome rifle, accurate as heck, not a single complaint...just found something I wanted more.
That said, for about a year I've been eyeballing a Phoenix in 204 at a gunshop in Seattle. Rat season is near, so I decided to pull the trigger on it. Assuming it hasn't sold since last week, I'm picking it up this weekend.
I'm going to top it with the much-discussed VX-3 6.5-20X40 LR, which brings me to my questions. I like Leupold rings, and can anyone tell me if this scope, on a Cooper M21, can be mounted in low rings or do I need mediums?
Next, a question of aesthetics. For the scope, do you prefer matte or gloss finish to match your Cooper? I'm leaning hard toward gloss.
If I do go with gloss, and hopefully can use low rings, I'm in a bit of a dilemma because Leupold apparently does not make 30mm gloss low rings. I've always preferred the Leupold/Redfield style rings over the Weaver style. So who manufactures Leupold-style 30mm gloss low rings?
Thanks, friends. Hope to meet a few of you over sage rat this year!