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I'm a new guys here :) I have question. I'm planning to buy SIG SSG3000 rifle. At first I was leaning towards Level II or III package, which comes with scope and bipod preinstalled. However, I have a pretty good offer on Level I package (basically just the rifle with no rings/scope or bipod)... The problem is that I'm completely new to the sniper/rifle/scope hobby, and have no idea how hard it would be to pick and then install the rings and bipod by myself. According to SIG, the SSG3000 has "Scope mounting rail machined directly into steel receiver"... Hm.. nice, but as far as my limited knowledge goes, there are several varieties of these rails, correct? The rifle I may be getting has also Weaver rail adapter included with the package. If i'm not mistaken, the previous owner installed this adapter to make the base compatible with wider variety of rings/scopes, since Weaver is one of the more "standard" bases. Am I right?
Now, I would probably prefer not to install any extra Weaver rail (even though it comes with rifle) - I think I would be better of to mount rings directly on receiver's rail. I think the extra adapter would just add extra weight. Anyone know which rings I would need to get to install them on this rifle? Level II package description says "Level ll includes a Leupold Tactical Vari-X lll 3.5-10x40mm Duplex Reticule scope, Warne QD rings, a Harris Bi-Pod". Does it mean I can just buy a set of Warne QD rings and install them? I think I saw them go for around $60 or so. How are they quality wise?
Also, before I buy the rings, I would have to decide on the scope first, correct? Once I decide on the scope, I would then order the set of rings that has the scope's diameter (I think there are two main ones: 30mm and 1", right?)
Another question about the bipod. How hard are they to install? I hope I don't have to drill the stock on use some sort of super glue to mount it. SIG says the SSG3000 comes with "Rail mounting system on forearm for bi-pods or hand stops". Do you think it means install would be painless? Would I need to buy adapter of some sort to install it?
Sorry for so many questions, I'm completely new to the rifle shooting and scopes, and it will be a very expensive purchase for me... I want to make sure I'm not making any mistake by going one way or another. If you can help me with any info, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks

Tony

PS. Here is a page with some closeup shots of the rifle:
http://www.auctionarms.com/search/displ ... um=6169345

maybe some of you can determine, by looking at the rail and rings, what kind of setup it is, and what would I need to buy to replicate it...
 

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I am not sure of the rings but you usually mount the bipod on the front sling swivel stud, my savage 112VSS has a rail type system as well and came with a rail with the stud on it. You just pinch the bipod clip onto the swivel stud and tighten the allen head screw, hint don't tighten the screw to much because you can bend the screw (I did this to mine oops! it still works, it only bent a touch). Still be aware if you torgue it to much it will bend. Hope this helps.
 

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The SSG3000 has the rail on the forend, which makes mounting a bi-pod a breeze, nothing to worry about there.

In terms of the rings, if you want to NOT use the weaver rail and use the integral mounting groves on the receiver, you will have to buy rings that are made specifically for the SSG. If you buy Warne rings, you HAVE TO buy Waren rings that are made for the Sig, they make rings for many different rifles. If you use the weaver rail, you can buy any weaver style rings (pretty much all ring manufactures make a weaver style in their lineup).

Yes, you need to know if your scope is 30mm or 1" BEFORE buying the rings.

MEL
 
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