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Unread 08-20-2013, 02:20 PM
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Burris Signature Rings

Thinking about trying them Signature Rings on a Model 70 300 H & H Mag with Redfield 1 piece base that has been on Rifle for 30 years . I want to add MOA inserts & put on a Leupold CDS scope I have, will this work ok ?
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    Unread 08-20-2013, 09:19 PM
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    Re: Burris Signature Rings

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    Thinking about trying them Signature Rings on a Model 70 300 H & H Mag with Redfield 1 piece base that has been on Rifle for 30 years . I want to add MOA inserts & put on a Leupold CDS scope I have, will this work ok ?
    In a word, yes! As long as the ring spacing is okay for the scope you should be fine.
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    There isn't really a standard for compatibility between different manufacturers of these rings and bases. A slight difference in dovetail dimensions can result in a loose ring or a badly galled dovetail. I speak from personal experience.

    To be safe, I would replace the base with the proper Burris part - they're not very expensive. You can try installing the Burris ring in the Redfield base. If it turns easily, its probably too loose. If it resists starting to turn, don't force it because you could damage the ring, which isn't cheap.

    Otherwise, I like Signature rings. However, I've found they can loosen up during the first 10 minutes after torquing the ring screws. I always come back after 10 min and re-torque.
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    Unread 08-21-2013, 04:59 AM
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    Re: Burris Signature Rings

    I don't know about the base...But I have the Sig. Z Rings in 30mm on a 300 RUM with out any issues. My Lupy base has 15min and a have 10min adjusted into the rings leaving me with 25 in the system....The above advise to re-check the torque should be taken because the inserts have to settle in.
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    Unread 08-21-2013, 09:40 AM
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    Re: Burris Signature Rings

    Thanks for The info. I'm looking for 20 MOA is it better just to put in a 20 MOA or go the + 10 on rear ring & - 10 on front ?Thanks. I trying not to change base because its a Pre war Model 70 & I had it drilled by gunsmith one hole in rear since it was not drilled & tapped & I have no Idea what base is on it, I would guess Model 70 post war long action.
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    Unread 08-21-2013, 06:56 PM
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    Thanks for The info. I'm looking for 20 MOA is it better just to put in a 20 MOA or go the + 10 on rear ring & - 10 on front ?Thanks. I trying not to change base because its a Pre war Model 70 & I had it drilled by gunsmith one hole in rear since it was not drilled & tapped & I have no Idea what base is on it, I would guess Model 70 post war long action.
    Be aware that the insert offset values are not in units of MOA, but in thousands of inches. If the separation between rings is 5", an 0.020" offset in one ring produces a 13.7 MOA elevation change. If you want 20 MOA, you may want to use a 0.020" offset in one ring, and an 0.010" in the other (20.6 MOA for 5" ring separation).

    In my experience, It makes very little difference whether you go with one 0.020" offset, or +0.010 and -0.010 in different rings.
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    Unread 08-21-2013, 08:54 PM
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    Re: Burris Signature Rings

    Thank for all the information Bruce.
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