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500 S&W Ring Choice

 
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:01 PM
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500 S&W Ring Choice

I picked one of these up with the 2.5-8 Leupy and needed ring advice from those with experience. I have the 10.5 inch PC Model. I am looking at the Burris rings with inserts, but have no problem lapping a better ring that would not require sticking two pairs on the gun. Could I put a pair of Seekins on it?
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:45 PM
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Re: 500 S&W Ring Choice

I do not own a 500 myself but my shooting buddy has three. His 8 inch Smith is scoped and he has purchased several sets of ring. All have failed except for the steel rings he has now. Sorry I don't know the brand name but only steel rings hold up to the recoil. He also epoxies his scope in place otherwise the scope starts to shift in the rings.

He has a Burris, (I believe it is a 2-7), scope. although it is still holding zero and will except adjustments, there is something rattling around inside the scope.
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:28 AM
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Re: 500 S&W Ring Choice

Interesting. When you say your friend epoxies the scope in place- do you know if he is gluing it in or epoxy bedding it for better contact in the rings?
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:14 AM
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Re: 500 S&W Ring Choice

He epoxies the scope inside the rings. The inertia created by the recoil will cause the scope to move. It is like striking the handle of a pick on the ground. Eventually the pick head will come loose and slide down the handle. he puts a small dab of 30 minute epoxy on the inside of the scope rings, top and bottom, where the scope goes. The 30 minute epoxy will allow you time to properly adjust the position of the scope before it starts to set up. Not to worry, if you ever wish to remove the scope it will easily break loose. I have adopted this practice and all my scopes are epoxied in. I have never had a scope move since.

With the recoil generated by the 500, aluminum scope rings come apart after only a few rounds.
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Old 09-18-2008, 12:00 PM
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Re: 500 S&W Ring Choice

Sorry i'm a bit ignorant. What is a PC Model?
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:23 PM
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Re: 500 S&W Ring Choice

I've got 3 Burris Signatures on My Raging Bull 454 Casull. They hold great.
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:17 AM
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Re: 500 S&W Ring Choice

PC is the 10.5" Performance Center Model. It has the upgraded barrel on it and mounting rail on top. I think I will put a set of tac rings on it and forget.
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