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Old 08-05-2013, 11:50 AM
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Re: steel base and aluminum rings?

Thanks for educating me MudRunner2005.
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Re: steel base and aluminum rings?

Mudrunner,

how say you on the steel base aluminum rings question?
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Re: steel base and aluminum rings?

Personally, I've never tried it. I have heard all the old stories about steel and aluminum having different expansion rates for when the temp drops or heats up, different torque specs, and blah blah blah, but I don't think it would really be that big of a deal, honestly.

I usually stick with steel/steel or aluminum/aluminum, but that's also just because I'm really OCD.
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Personally, I've never tried it. I have heard all the old stories about steel and aluminum having different expansion rates for when the temp drops or heats up, different torque specs, and blah blah blah, but I don't think it would really be that big of a deal, honestly.

Its no big deal in temps that any human being is going to be in. The coefficient of expansion is most certainly different but at a base temp of approx 100deg F...no biggie
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Re: steel base and aluminum rings?

Thanks Everyone, good info
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Is this a bad idea? I've heard this is a bad setup. I have a steel base and was planning on using TPS steel rings. But I came across some Seekins rings. So I was wondering if going with aluminum rings will work? What is your experience? Thanks
I see answers here being kicked around about cartridge size but nobody has mentioned electrolysis. Over a period of time your aluminum will produce a powder as it is eaten away and then when you shoot your high powered rounds your scope will be moving around and you won't be hitting your mark anymore.

If you can isolate the two metals with thin silicone then cool but if not I wouldn't try it for the long term.
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