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Preventing ring marks

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Unread 07-17-2011, 08:24 PM
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Re: Preventing ring marks

Is there any "redneck" cheater way to lap rings, or do I have to buy one of those kits?
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    Unread 07-17-2011, 10:18 PM
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    Re: Preventing ring marks

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    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?
    Either one has the insert. The ring you pick depends on the base you have. I've used both with excellent success.
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    Unread 07-18-2011, 08:46 AM
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    Re: Preventing ring marks

    You should always lap your rings unless its something like a NEAR where he says not to. but your standard rings should always be lapped to take out any misalignment or imperfections, it also gives you reassurance and visual confirmation that you have full surface contact. as far as a redneck cheater way to lap rings... not really the wheeler kits are so inexpensive i dont see how you could save much money unless you have a perfect 1" or 30mm (whatever your case is) piece of round stock laying around, and some lapping compound.. but for 30-40 bucks wheeler includes the bar, handle and lapping compound.. very worthwhile investment.
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    Unread 07-18-2011, 12:49 PM
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    Re: Preventing ring marks

    I have used TPS rings for years and never had a mark yet..
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    Unread 07-18-2011, 02:22 PM
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    Re: Preventing ring marks

    I agree with always lapping your rings especially when mounting an optic that represents a significant investment. I would add that using the manufacturer recommended torque would be a good idea and combined with lapping should ensure that your scope showes no ring marks if you decide to sell it. As far as rings, I think that TPS offers the best quality vs. price. I have lapped a couple sets and they would have been fine without it. I also like Talley and Reaper rings.
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    Unread 07-20-2011, 04:23 PM
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    Re: Preventing ring marks

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    I would add that using the manufacturer recommended torque
    Yes sir... I would think not doing this is the most common culprit.
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    Unread 07-20-2011, 04:39 PM
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    Re: Preventing ring marks

    Do you know a cheap instrument that can measure inch pounds? The cheapest 1 I have found is about $60.
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