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Old 07-17-2011, 03:52 PM
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Preventing ring marks

Hello,

I purchased a 4-16x50 Vortex Viper PST scope. I'm going to mount it on my Savage model 10 308. Since I spent good money on this scope I want to keep it in tip top shape and preserve resale. Should I buy a ring with 4-6 screws per ring to spread the survice area? Or should I lap the rings or something? Or is there a certain brand of ring that I should get? Let me know your thoughts. Thanks.
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:26 PM
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Re: Preventing ring marks

Burris Signature Rings use plastic inserts to grab the scope and I've never heard of anyone getting ring marks using them. I've shot them on some 7mm mags and after tons of rounds they've never shifted point of aim and when I took the scopes off they looked like they had never been mounted.
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:44 PM
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Re: Preventing ring marks

Lap them,or signature rings . Warne rings don't mark my scopes either they look new when I remove.
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:45 PM
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Re: Preventing ring marks

+1 for Burris best rings for lack of a ring mark. otherwise lapping rings is a must.

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Old 07-17-2011, 06:12 PM
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Re: Preventing ring marks

+1 for Waren not making marks. I have had the rings on and off my zeiss quite a few times in the last week. But alas they don't give me the elevation i need so I'm going to the Burris Sig Rings to try and get some more moa.

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Old 07-17-2011, 06:43 PM
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Re: Preventing ring marks

Are we talking Burris Signature standard rings or Burris Signature Zee rings? Can you see the plastic inserts in them when the scope is mounted up or does it look like a normal ring?
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:45 PM
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Re: Preventing ring marks

As mentioned already, Warne rings are very effective and have never left marks on my scopes.

They are all I use currently.

Although I suggest a steel base, not aluminum weavers....
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