Broz maked the most underrated statement in the thread. "an area where you definitely get what you pay for" (or something like that
Money well spent is in the area of rings & bases.
I have pic rails from Leupy (MK4) & Badger Ord. Also use a 20moa NightForce direct mount (rings & bases one piece).
I still have a couple set of Burris XTR's from my frugal days but my favorites to at this moment are ARC rings (American Rifle Company).
American Rifle - American Rifle Company, Inc.