Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > The Basics, Starting Out


Reply

Ken Farrell Bases and Rings?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #8  
Old 04-08-2006, 10:59 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 2,856
Re: Ken Farrell Bases and Rings?

Be careful whith what type of oil and epoxy you use some oils will not allow the epoxy to cure properly
__________________
Si Vis Pacem Parabellum
Molon Labe
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-08-2006, 08:23 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 110
Re: Ken Farrell Bases and Rings?

[ QUOTE ]

From now on though I will probably not use the farrel bases as for the same price or realy close you can get a Badger , IOR or Near.

[/ QUOTE ]

JDJones,
I'm finding that the Ken Farrel's are quite a bit less expensive that the Badgers, IOR, Nightforce, etc... I can't find the NEAR's to fit the flat top Savage, only the round top accutrigger action. Maybe Kirby or someone can fix a 20 MOA picatinny rail out of a rail blank? I have some Talley rings I can use if I need to. Any suggestions there?
__________________
"I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business"
annonymous
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-08-2006, 10:08 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 2,856
Re: Ken Farrell Bases and Rings?

well if its a one piece tactical base your after your gonna be limited basicaly to the Farrel base. Warne also makes one thats a one piece multi slotted rail and it s around the same price ($60 range)as the farrel and they are said to be good bases , I've never actualy looked at one though. Now Lightforce USA makes a two piece set for your gun that has the 20moa built in and their around $75. Mounting Solutions also makes a one piece base and its cost is around $75

Like I said , I'm not sure what it is that yout gonna be asking of your scope mounts but if you plan to leave the scope on their and you don't need the 20moa then the Leupold Dual Dove tail rings and mounts are pretty damn strong , if you knock one loose your scope is gonna be FUBR.

If you say exactly what it is that your wanting then maybe we can help you out a little more
__________________
Si Vis Pacem Parabellum
Molon Labe
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-09-2006, 08:25 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 878
Re: Ken Farrell Bases and Rings?

Ive got a couple of the 1pc bases. Very nice, and plenty cheap. I bedded mine with JB Quick with a thin coat of my locking lug grease under them. They pop right off, but don't move once tightened down. I figure ill just order one for every rifle I get from now on.
Good stuff.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-11-2006, 09:35 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 397
Re: Ken Farrell Bases and Rings?

DogCaller, I have both on a 700SA in a little wildcat caliber called 264RLB. NO complaints on the rings or bases - they've held true....
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-12-2006, 08:36 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 31
Re: Ken Farrell Bases and Rings?

I have the Farrell bases on both my Rem 700's varmints in 223 and 308. Great solid bases! I bedded mine with JB Weld and used Silicone grease - the stuff you find at any home center to use as a release agent.

I've heard of others having good luck witht he AcraGlass stuff, but it needs to be warm and I bedded my guns in a 55 degree basement in the winter, so it didn't cure right. So I went to the JB Weld.

After bedding, I also used red loctite on the 4 screws so that base is solid! It can be removed however. My friend did the same on this guns and when he rebarreled, the gunsmith got them off. He used heat, a lot, but they caome off.

I then used Badger rings, lapped them, then used an adjustable torque wrench to sinch everything up just right.

All in all, easy to do, just go slow and follow directions closely! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-12-2006, 11:21 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 230
Re: Ken Farrell Bases and Rings?

I like the Farrell bases. Never used the rings. I have topped them with TPS Tactical precision TSRW's I think they are called, Burris Extreme mounts with the three screws (just because I couldn't find anywhere that actually has the new Burris High 30mm Signature rings yet) And the Burris Signatures with offsets.

I especially like the 20MOA Farrell base with the Signature rings on a 6.5x20 1 inch scope. I mix and match to use the full travel of the scope. Return to zero is crank it down till it doesn't crank any more and then look down and back about 4 MOA to the "0".
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Ken Farrell Bases and Rings?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ken Farrell Bases TallSDYoteHunter Optics For Sale 0 03-16-2011 01:27 PM
Nightforce rings/Ken Farrell bases monty50 Optics For Sale 4 02-07-2010 07:41 PM
ken farrell bases??? and how many moa?? yzm19 Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 5 01-14-2008 10:21 AM
Ken Farrell Bases Brent Equipment Discussions 1 04-11-2004 09:44 PM
Ken Farrell Bases Brent Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 2 03-19-2004 01:35 PM

Current Poll
In the last 12 months, what was your longest rifle kill on big game?
0 to 200 yards - 26.00%
1,546 Vote
201 to 400 yards - 32.16%
1,912 Vote
401 to 600 yards - 23.02%
1,369 Vote
601 to 800 yards - 10.02%
596 Votes
801 to 1,000 yards - 3.90%
232 Votes
Over 1,000 yards - 4.89%
291 Votes
Total Votes: 5,946
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC