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Unread 03-29-2009, 07:10 PM
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Base and Ring recommendation

I am sticking a 4.5-14X40 LR Leupold on my Post-64 Winchester 70. The scope has the 30mm tube. I was going to use the EGW one piece base (no MOA taper) with a set of the Burris XTR's. This will be a pack gun.

Is there a better setup than this for a similar price?

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    Unread 03-29-2009, 08:31 PM
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    Re: Base and Ring recommendation

    Not sure of the cost of what youre looking for. But for a pack rifle, I prefer 2 peice bases and NF UL rings. This is as light a mounting system you can get and still have pleanty of beef to hold it all together. These will cost you about 240 bucks complete and will save you weight for your "pack rifle".

    Many here are afraid of 2 peice. Funny thing is that one peice bases need to be fitted to the action every bit as much as 2 peice bases.
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    Re: Base and Ring recommendation

    I don't think that there is a better combo for the money than the EGW and XTR's.

    I'd recommend lapping the rings. I have used it on my 300win. Now they are on my dads 25-06.

    Why no taper?
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    Re: Base and Ring recommendation

    I guess I thought I didn't need a tapered base because I don't anticipate shooting beyond 6-700 yards. It's a 7 Rem Mag. I don't know, maybe I should get the 20 MOA base. Same price.
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    Re: Base and Ring recommendation

    I used that same scope on a Rem 700 in 300 WM. I mounted it with the Talley two piece bases. I forget exactly what they call it, but the base and rings are machined one piece. They are super strong and very lite for a pack gun. They are not a MOA base but are good to over 1,000 yds. Here is the link for a similiar one.

    MidwayUSA - Talley Lightweight 2-Piece Scope Mounts with Integral 1" Rings Remington 7 Matte Low
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    Re: Base and Ring recommendation

    You'd still have plenty of adjustment, even with a 100yd zero.

    Might at well, kind of a win/win situation.
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    Re: Base and Ring recommendation

    I like all the bases I've tried over the years so can't say I'd pick one over another but as far as Rings go, the Burris Tac Xtremes are unbeatable for the price.
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