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Old 12-04-2009, 04:35 PM
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I have a Rem 700 LSS. I'd like to mount a scope on it that would closely match the stainless steel barrel. I'm considering the Nikon Monarch in "Silver". Anyone have a suggestion as to what comes close to the finish on my Rem SS barrel? ....and Howabout the bases and rings?
Would appreciate any of your experiences in this area.

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Old 12-04-2009, 04:40 PM
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Nikon or leupold optics and accessories won't let you down. Myself, I wouldn't get too hyped about a tad clash of hue, any silver scope will look fine. Any black scope would be an attractive addition, too.
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:59 PM
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I contemplated the same thing, and decided on black because, as any woman will tell you if you ask her, black goes with everything... except navy blue, which apparently is bad... very, VERY BAD! (Source: my wife).

With a black scope, your rifle will look something like this:


The rings are Burris Signature rings and bases in silver, which do not exactly match the rifle (they're a little too dark). My plan is to replace the rings and bases with Warne rings and bases, and they will be black.

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Old 12-04-2009, 05:57 PM
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Nikons are good scopes.I like leupold scopes,rings,and bases,thats what i have on my 700 in 243.Nice lookin rifle there driftrider,what caliber is it?
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:17 PM
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:40 PM
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I agree, just put a black on on there, also then if you ever put it on another rifle it'll look fine, or if you ever go to sell it, I think it would be easier to get rid of a black scope than a silver one.

I don't think a black scope looks bad on a stainless barrel anyway.
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:55 PM
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Anyone have a suggestion as to what comes close to the finish on my Rem SS barrel?
Absolutely nothing. IMO nothing looks worse than a stainless rifle with a bright silver scope and gold tinted nickle plated rings and bases.

Get a black matte scope and black matte bases and rings.

If you go with silver the scope will be much shinier than the stainless steel your rifle is made with and the rings and bases will very likely be another shade of "silver"... Leupold silver rings have a gold tint to them.

If you do decide to go against our great advice and get a silver scope then get DNZ products rings as the are made of hardened aluminum and will be very close to the color of the scope.
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:33 PM
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DNZ's are light years ahead of Talley LW's.

Thank me now, thank me later but you will want to thank me.
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:39 PM
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Stick,
Not favoring the QDs this time?
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:49 PM
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Get a black matte scope and black matte bases and rings.
I concur.

Driftrider's wife is spot on everything goes with black! It's always in style too!
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