Re: Steel vs Al rings and bases
I always go steel. They seem to lap up nicely, and I have a comfort level with them. I don't believe there is anything wrong with Aluminum - just know and like steel.
I have multiple sets of TPS steel rings and could not be happier with them.
I'll bet that whichever you choose, you will probably never second guess them once they are mounted.
"Man, this 3 oz is killing me. I should have gone aluminum" - NOPE.
"These aluminum rings are crap, I need steel or I'm selling this rig" - NAH.
"BANG!!!" "This is fun. Let's fiddle with the seating depth" - YESSIR
Buy good rings, steel or alluminum, and you will never think about them again. Buy crappy rings and you may think about them a lot!