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Old 03-07-2013, 11:08 PM
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Re: Steel Rings with Aluminum Base?

Warne makes steel one piece picatinny style bases. You can find them at eabco.com for less than $100. Warne also makes very good steel vertically split Maxima Rings. I personally like them and other than the fact that one cannot lap them, I feel they are superior to the Leupold rings. Warne is all I use.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:14 PM
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Not directed at anyone other than the op...................You can argue with anyone. If I call myself God is my word gospel? Some of the "smart" people I know are the dumbest idiots that ever walked the earth.
Aint that the truth.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:13 AM
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I can list my credentials too, if you'd like.

I'm also a Professional Engineer, licensed to practice in my State.
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I didn't mean to hurt your feelings. You must have posted your first post while I was answering Engineering 101's post. I didn't see it until now. I didn't mean to make it look like I didn't think you knew what you were talking about. I'm open to all opinions. I'm just curious why Leupold advises that.
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Not directed at anyone other than the op...................You can argue with anyone. If I call myself God is my word gospel? Some of the "smart" people I know are the dumbest idiots that ever walked the earth.
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You need to learn to read between the lines.
Didn't you see the Smiley Face in my original post? Do you have something constructive you'd like to add?
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:18 AM
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Re: Steel Rings with Aluminum Base?

I need to learn to read between the lines? What do you mean, sarcasm is not constructive? Sometimes I forget that text has no tone, just being a smart-ass myself but no I missed the smiley. The closest thing to constructive is to say I have used leupold steel rings on aluminum bases without problems. Aint saying it's right or not, but at least in my case it has not bean a problem.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:46 AM
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Re: Steel Rings with Aluminum Base?

I found the answer on Optics Planet for my question. The Nightforce A165 base does fit the LA round Savage receiver.
I'm sure the Warne base would work fine also. I like the NF bases and rings, but I'll buy the first quality steel piccatinny base I can find at a good price. Anyone want to trade a heavy steel base for a lightweight Talley aluminum base?
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:32 AM
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Never put steel rings on aluminum bases. The thermal coefficient of expansion of aluminum is much greater than for steel. The base will expand when they get warm and at least stretch if not break the bolt holding the steel rings and then get loose when they get cold. Yeah I learned this the hard way.

I designed enough jet engine hardware in 37 years to know that statement to be 99% CRAP! Is there a difference in expansion....sure....at elevated temperatures. Anything this side of HELL isnt going to make any difference.
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