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Old 07-10-2007, 09:20 AM
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Picatinny base & rings suggestions?

I'm looking for a scope base and rings for a rifle that should be coming back from the smith in a few months.

It's not supposed to be an all out LR rig, rather an accurate medium weight hunting rifle that might be called upon for the odd extra long range shot.

.300win mag
Shilen #5 contour 26" barrel
Trued Remington action
McMillan Lazzaroni Thumbhole stock
Badger Ord. trigger guard, mag & bolt handle.

I have a NF 3.5-15x56 that I think will be get moved to this rifle but may end up using something else.

I want a 1 piece base, Picatinny with the cutout that does not have much elevation.
I suppose 20MOA doesn't get in the way of normal shooting, but I'd prefer something lower considering this rifle will do most of it's shooting inside 300 or 400 yards.
As to the rings, sturdy but not bulky.

Which base and rings fit this description?
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:26 AM
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Re: Picatinny base & rings suggestions?

Glenn Seekins makes some great rings and bases and maight make an od MOA base for you , but your NF scope will probably have enough internal MOA to reach out to 600yds or so with a 0 moa base
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:24 AM
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Re: Picatinny base & rings suggestions?

Badger or Nightforce.
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:05 PM
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Re: Picatinny base & rings suggestions?

I have not seen any of seekins but heard that they are great. If you don't want to put that much money in to them the TPS are great also, not a slim as seekins with the 2 torx hold down bolts but they are both great makes.
http://www.tpsproducts.com/deployment.php
http://www.seekinsprecision.com/


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Old 07-11-2007, 01:27 AM
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Re: Picatinny base & rings suggestions?

I went with a farrel alum base 10moa drop and am eyeballing TPS aluminum HRT rings. The rings are made from 7075,pretty hard and about 1/2 the weight of steel, and no rust, maybe. I normally swap out the steel screws with ss also. I dont like the look of seekings rings at all.
Near has SS rings and bases but no idea of the $$$
TPS also has ss and titanium rings but $$$
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Old 07-11-2007, 03:10 AM
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Re: Picatinny base & rings suggestions?

Thanks guys, those are two nice websites and I'm pretty sure I'll order from one of the two.
What are the opinions on steel Vs alluminium?

I remember hearing a "rule" involving the construction material of the rings, base, reciever and scope tube that ended up stating; "use whatever you like"

Just after an opinion here, but in my experience quality alluminium products have been plenty strong enough.
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Re: Picatinny base & rings suggestions?

Check out Near Manufacturing in Camrose Alberta.

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