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les302p
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wardy 800l

Post by les302p » 17 Dec 2017, 17:10

Bought a wardy 800l a while back and just got round to trying to fit it to a Stolle kodiak action. Even with high mounts the bolt handle is catching the unit. Not on the tightening screw as this can be moved but on the locking ring. I don't think it will be easy to overcome as with the high mounts the scope is about 25 mm to 30mm off the barrel so cheek weld becomes a problem. What rifle is best for low mounting the wardy? I'm thinking about a tikka perhaps as I cannot see a way around the problem. The scope is a bushnell 6500

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Re: wardy 800l

Post by weejohn » 17 Dec 2017, 19:29

How high is the bottom of the scope tube from the action when the scope is mounted ?

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Re: wardy 800l

Post by blueroll » 17 Dec 2017, 22:01

Of my various rifles that I have the Steyr SSG69 with the butter knife bolt handle is the best with low mounting of the scope and clear the Ward.

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Re: wardy 800l

Post by Mini Magnum » 18 Dec 2017, 00:18

As a last resort you could upgrade to the new housing with inline mount.

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Re: wardy 800l

Post by les302p » 19 Dec 2017, 21:50

I've got the newest mount but the bolt is still catching. I think it is the height of the bolt lift which is the problem. I could of course use more risers but the scope becomes unusable for daytime use. I have accepted that there is no easy way around it so I am resigned to buying a rifle to use it on. In particular I am thinking maybe a tikka. How low will I get the mounts on a T3 for example?

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Re: wardy 800l

Post by cliveward » 20 Dec 2017, 11:13

les302p wrote:I've got the newest mount but the bolt is still catching. I think it is the height of the bolt lift which is the problem. I could of course use more risers but the scope becomes unusable for daytime use. I have accepted that there is no easy way around it so I am resigned to buying a rifle to use it on. In particular I am thinking maybe a tikka. How low will I get the mounts on a T3 for example?
Hi Les,

Sods law. We design the unit to fit with pretty much every known rifle and something new comes up. :think: Your action does have a very straight bolt with high lift which is unusual.

If it is only fouling on the clamp ring and not the plastic body, a cheap but less elegant solution would be to replace the clamp ring with a jubilee clip. ;)


Cheers





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Re: wardy 800l

Post by les302p » 22 Dec 2017, 16:48

Thanks everyone for the replies. The bolt is just touching the scope bell without the wardy on the back so not much chance really. As Clive said the bolt is straight and as its a two lug configuration the lift is high. I just bought a sunrangers to go with it. Alas it might be a good excuse to buy another rifle.
kind regards
Les

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