Re: Burris XTR rings slipping - help?
This thread is fairly old. I ended up lapping the rings and torquing them down to 30 in/lbs. I haven’t had any additional problems. In fact, I used that rig successfully last year on a nasty late season elk hunt (long hikes, deep snow, -20 degree weather, 30-40mph wind).
Previous to lapping, I was getting probably 10-20% contact. I lapped them to about 95% and remounted the scope.
The XTR rings look cool and with all the surface contact should work great. Recently however, when it came time to mount another nightforce on my latest rig I didn’t mess with the burris XTR’s and just went with the nightforce rings.
After you add up the cost of the range time, ammo, troubleshooting, problems, etc., the XTR rings weren’t a very good deal compared to just getting the nightforce rings.