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Unread 12-04-2012, 09:29 PM
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Re: Need advise on Rings and Bases Please.

I went with a Badger 20 moa base and Badger rings for my build. I wanted to stay steel on steel. Very good quality in my opinion. Broz mentioned Near Mfg. which I would say is probably the Cadilac of bases and rings! Depending on your budget, you couldn't go wrong with any of the ones Outlaw mentioned! Good luck.
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Unread 12-04-2012, 09:50 PM
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Re: Need advise on Rings and Bases Please.

One important element that is often missed, after the scope and mounts are selected, is to get the mounts installed and aligned properly. There is a lot of good advice here concerning the type of mount you might try, and I certainly agree with most of it. I'm a big fan and the picatinny set up because it's a stiff straight line with lots of adjustment along its length. I use a 20MOA picatinny on my 6BR to help me make better use of the equipment beyond 800 yards with my Leupold 6.5x20x40.
It's rare, perhaps even unheard of, to find mounts that fit the receiver precisely. When you install those mounts, before you start tightening things down, make sure the base fits the receiver perfectly. There are several methods to ensure the fit; my personal favorite is the JB Weld bedding technique. You can check those processes out yourself. It's worth the time to get it right from the start and avoid the frustration of trying to figure out why things aren't as precise as you want them to be later on at the range or in the field.
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Unread 12-04-2012, 10:17 PM
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They say picatinney rails give a straight alignment from from rear ring to front ring, add rigidity to the action, and can add built in MOA for long range. All seems true. The thing that seems to be missing from traditional bases and rings though is the ability to adjust the rear ring for windage. On lot's of factory rifles, the action may not be perfectly square to the barrel. This means that the windage on the scope needs to be adjusted to bring the scope sight inline with the barrel for sight-in. sometimes this alignment can be way off and almost all of the windage adjustment can be used just to get on target. Now you no longer have any windage adjustment left for that long range shot on that windy day.

I use the picatinney rail for the straightness and added stiffness to the action, but i use Burris Signature Z rings for initial scope alignment. These have adjustable inserts that allow you to adjust the initial sight-in windage so that you have full use of the scope internal windage adjustment. You can also use them to add MOA just like you can with a rail.

Now days I just use a flat picatinney rail and use the Signature Z rings for initial scope alignment and to add any MOA if I need to. they have worked great for me. All I use anymore.
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Unread 12-05-2012, 06:15 AM
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Re: Need advise on Rings and Bases Please.

This last year I set up my first rifle with long range capability. The rifle I purchased is a Reminton 700 300 win mag 5R milspec. I put a Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 mil/mil scope on it. I went with the Seekins 20 moa base and low rings. I used the JB Weld bedding technique for the base, and was very pleased with the outcome. It didn't seem to need bedding at first, but after getting out the feeler gauges it was clear that bedding was necessary.

After it was all done I sighted in at approx. 150 yds. I ended up with .5 Mils of down adjustment and 18.5 up. I had to adjust .3 Mils left to get to center.

I am very happy with the Seekins products.

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Unread 12-05-2012, 11:35 AM
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Re: Need advise on Rings and Bases Please.

Originally Posted by WildRose View Post
There is no flex in the EGW HD steel bases.

I hope you are right WildRose, I am upgrading the standard EGW base that comes with the 110 FCP HSP 338LM to the EGW HD base. Fingers crossed...
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