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Unread 07-11-2010, 07:30 PM
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sheered off one of my rings

Hey Folks,

I was shooting my 338 win mag and the rear scope ring sheered off the base - Leupold rings and bases. It was commercial ammo, not hot loaded hand rolled. (225s not even 250s) The rings were new a year ago, and its only had about 100rds through it.. -- proving why I always bring a spare rifle when I go hunting.
I wanted to use the rifle for a bear hunt the first week of August, and need a hefty, strong set of rings to replace the ones that broke ASAP. So this is why I'm posting instead of using the search function. A couple of the older posts mentioned rings/bases that might take some time to get.
This isn't my long rang set up, but a lot of you do long range with heavy calibers, so I figured I would ask here.
So, anyone have a recommendation on an off the shelf, hefty set of rings and bases and a place to buy them online? They will need to fit a Browning A-bolt and take the punishment of 338 win mag.
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    Unread 07-11-2010, 07:39 PM
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    Re: sheered off one of my rings

    Oh and the scope is a Leupold VX3 3.5-10x50.
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    Unread 07-11-2010, 07:50 PM
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    Re: sheered off one of my rings

    I would look at the seekins
    I have a set and really like them
    Im not sure if they have what you need in stock but I would call them
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    Unread 07-11-2010, 07:57 PM
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    Re: sheered off one of my rings

    I am a little unclear as to what exactly sheared. Did you have standard Luepy rings and bases? And if so did one of the rear windage/ring mount screws shear off? I have seen this happen a couple of times, and once was on a 270Win. I think the dual dovetail Leupold mounts and rings are very strong and work well for the hard kickers and are much more reliable than the standards.
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    Unread 07-11-2010, 08:15 PM
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    Hey Gunpoor

    Here is a pic by way of explanation. I shot it at least once after it sheered, I was checking sight in, and the first 2 shots grouped and the third was off the paper when I checked with my spotting scope. My first thought was 'what the hell, lol. I knew I hadn't flinched. Than I saw the scope.

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    Unread 07-11-2010, 08:31 PM
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    Re: sheered off one of my rings

    I allmost had the same thing happen on my 300 wsm
    But my smith caught it before things came apart
    that style of ring and bases wont stand up to heavy recoil
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    Unread 07-11-2010, 08:41 PM
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    Re: sheered off one of my rings

    I use Leupold dual dovetail rings and bases from 223 to 338 ultramag. No problems. Talley are great too.
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