Re: Scope Rings an Base Leupold or Badger ???
unless your shooting a very heavy recoiling rifle most standard rings are strong eonough to hold the zero , on mid range scope your glass will fail before the mounts and rings will.
We use the big robust Military style rings and mounts because you can remove your scope and put it back on with a very minimal loss in accuracy , also some of the scopes in the LR world are realy heavy in the 2lb class and it takes a strong mounting system to keep it on the gun if you plan on be rough with it.
In short will the $300 Badger mounting system make you shoot better groups than say a $50 Leupold dual dove tail setup NO , but if you ever plan to remove the scope to put on another gun or what ever the rings have to be taken apart for the scope to be removed.
Does the Badger setup look cool , hell yea.
I personaly would go with a set of rings and bases from Glenn Seekins first though , his are aluminum so theyr weigh about half as much and the 7000 series aluminum he uses is super strong
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