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Old 07-13-2011, 09:49 AM
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I have leupold base n rings now on my Thompson . I was thinkin just gettin leupold for my build ! Any thoughts on that ?
Leupold makes good rings and bases.

However, picatinny rails are superior in many respects and once you start using them, you'll want them on every rifle since it makes it a snap to swap scopes and work on rifles, etc.

The 20 MOA slope also puts your turrets closer to the center of their adjustment range for long distances in order to allow for maximum windage adjustment.

They also make for an extrememly stable and durable mounting system.

And, they really don't cost much more, if any.

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I have leupold base n rings now on my Thompson . I was thinkin just gettin leupold for my build ! Any thoughts on that ?
Leupold does make a decent Picatinny rail, but you're not going to find one with a MOA slope. Also, Leupold Pic rails are really not any cheaper than other steel rails. I have one on this rifle and am extremely satisfied, but there are plenty of other options. I would stick with a rail for your build rather than a standard style base though.

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Ok gonna get the egw rail what rings should I get ?
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Ok gonna get the egw rail what rings should I get ?
I've had good luck with Burris Xtreme Tactical Elite.
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Ok gonna get the egw rail what rings should I get ?
I second the vote for the Burris XTR rings. Although the Weaver Tactical rings look ok.
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Don't skimp on the rail. I can recommend Nightforce for a good reasonably priced rail.

I second this. And I have used 2 EGW's. I much prefer the Nightforce rail for the 700 action. Money well spent if you are serious about long range accuracy.

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Old 07-13-2011, 03:42 PM
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I second this. And I have used 2 EGW's. I much prefer the Nightforce rail for the 700 action. Money well spent if you are serious about long range accuracy.

Jeff
Jeff -

What is it that you like about the Nightforce vs EGW?

I have both and can't see paying the extra for just the name.

NF makes a big deal out of having the ridge behind the receiver to help withstand recoil. But on my 12F, it's not machined to tight enough tolerance to make a difference anyways. So, you still need to epoxy it if you're serious.

Other than that, I can't really see the difference although it's often what you don't see that counts.

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