The Warne Maxima steel bases are good. Their rings are even better.
I used the Maxima series rings. I think it is neat that they avoid the ugly (and snaggy) flanges and put the split line vertical. You torque the lower bolts first (to grip the rail) then the upper ones to snug up the scope tube. They are all steel, much stronger than any aluminum ring.
The only thing I wish they (and others) would do is provide a decent plated finish to protect from corrosion. The mill spec "olive drab" zinc process comes to mind. Warne, are you reading this ??? I apply Remoil to mine and wipe the surface down to protect from condensation.
Originally Posted by P12Walleye
Im a new member of the long range hunting community and I am setting up my Remington 700 Sendero in 7mm RUM for Mule deer hunting. I am wondering if anyone has used the Warne picatinny bases, and what they think. I have a Leupold VX-3 LR 4.5-14 that i am putting on it, and i am thinking of 30mm burris rings for it too.
Thanks for any input.