Originally Posted by Broz
I choose bases depending on the rifle and its purpose. For long range rifles I like either Near MFG. or Nightforce bases and like to use NF rings the best. I just put a Ken Ferrel on my new 6mm br build. Nice base but it tall as hell. I dont know why the make them so tall. I used NF lowest .885 rings and still would like to be a bit lower.
+1 on that. I'm still looking for the ideal setup and it gets pricey trying to figure it out. I have a 20 MOA Farrel base on a 308 with low TPS rings, and it's still too high. I'm going to try the TPS super low but looks like the bell will still be 1/4" above bbl. I also have a TPS 20 MOA base on my RUM with the TPS low rings, this is pretty close but the super lows will probably be about right. I bought my TPS stuff from Brownells, they have low, med, and high rings but don't stock the super lows so I didn't know they were an option. Go figure, 3 out of 4 sizes.
For a lightweight hunting/pack rifle, I like the Talley one piece lightweight ring/mounts. These are stable and weigh next to nothing. They definately serve their purpose.