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I bought some Buckeye Optics scope rings so here are some pics and info

 
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:21 PM
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I bought some Buckeye Optics scope rings so here are some pics and info

I saw these listed on Ebay and thought they looked like a quality product. They are listed as being lightweight and as having a Titanium cross-bolt. I paid for them on Friday and had them Monday (Today) so shipping time was impressive. My initial response of the packaging was great. The rings were packed well in a USPS box and inside, each pair was in its own box with the Buckeye logo. Some (Most) of you guys will appreciate the wording on the bottom left of the box that reads "Made in the USA"






Upon opening the box, I felt like a kid opening a Christmas present. These things are pretty! Inside the box was a card with the company logo and Torque Specs:





Each ring was individually bagged as well.

Also inside the package was a pretty neat little Torx driver with the Buckeye Name.



The bottoms of the rings are flat on a level and the machining is beautiful. The titanium cross-bolt can be seen here:




The rings themselves have chamfered edges to help prevent scope rings and hold the scope a little more true. When torqued down they mate well and are robust feeling.





Again, showing off the machining of these beauties:



The cap screws seem to be of excellent quality and all threaded well.

Here they are holding up my new Vortex PST 6-24 scope (I installed these onto this AR build in progress but these rings will be home on my new Savage bolt-gun when it gets to my FFL on Wednesday.






When I initially installed them onto the rail, the cross-bolts seem to be a LITTLE gritty and at finger tight, seemed to have a very small amount of play in them. I removed the cross bolt and ran a Q-tip through the threads then re-installed. I grabbed my Torque wrench with a 1/2" 6 point socket and hit them at 16#'s then backed them off and went to 18#'s then backed them off and went to 20#'s. The first hit at 16#'s they torqued down smoothly and are rock solid.







Overall, I am pretty damn impressed with these rings. I think they were listed as Anodized (The Dark Earth version) and I believe it. The finish is top quality and they really are lightweight. I will throw them on the scale tomorrow to get a weight. Buckeye should be selling these things by the truckload for the price that these were. I think these were $100 on Ebay and they normally run between $100 for their range of rings with Dark Earth or Black and they also have lightweight stainless steel for $175. Their website lists a Steel version as "coming soon" as well for those that want Steelies.

* I Do NOT work for, nor am I affiliated with Buckeye Optics or any of its subsidiaries. I am merely sharing my opinion of a product that I took a gamble on. Your mileage, obviously, may vary but I feel like this is an excellent quality product for a great price and friendly folks running the operations.

Enjoy!
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Re: I bought some Buckeye Optics scope rings so here are some pics and info

Those look really nice.How many colors are they offering?
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:01 PM
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Re: I bought some Buckeye Optics scope rings so here are some pics and info

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Those look really nice.How many colors are they offering?

I believe they have Black, Dark Earth and Stainless.
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Thanks for the info. We're always on the lookout for quality, lightweight machined rings. I'll check them out.
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Re: I bought some Buckeye Optics scope rings so here are some pics and info

........and I thought (falsely) they were made in Ohio (the Buckeye state) and they aren't. Made in the Pelosi state instead, which has me wondering if, indeed they are made onshore.

You can say 'Made in USA' on your packaging. That don't mean squat today. They aren't listed on the 'Made in America' website that I can find at least.....

www.madeinusa.org

They do look nice. So do Talley's and Talley's are made onshore among others....
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Re: I bought some Buckeye Optics scope rings so here are some pics and info

^^^ I don't know anything about the made in USA website you included a link to or where they get their information because it is obviously inaccurate! I work for a distribution electrical transformer manufacturer named Ermco in Dyersburg Tennessee. I'm a welder. We proudly put a made in USA sticker on each transformer we build whe it goes through final assembly and we ship mainly in the conus to the wind farms out west in Kansas and Iowa as well as coned utilities in NY and BG&E in Maryland as well as many other electric cooperatives across the country, but we also ship overseas. We build a lot of transformers for the military that go to fort Bragg. We sent a big shipment to Afghanistan a few years ago for the government. To make a long story short we are not listed on that made in America website neither is nightforce or leupold so either I used the search function improperly or it's inaccurate. As far as these rings go, are they any good? As good as nightforce ultralite rings? I'm looking at purchasing a set for
My new NXS. Thanks.
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:35 AM
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Re: I bought some Buckeye Optics scope rings so here are some pics and info

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Pardon me for being dumb but I've never paid $100 for a set of rings in my life. I've used Warne, Burris, Leupold, Weaver and I think the most expensive was like $60. Why do you think $100 is a good price? Thanks in advance for the education.
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