Originally Posted by dallas jack
What kind of problem did you have with the other EGW base?
Actually I am not saying this is an EGW because I did not purchase it new, it came with the rifle.
But the other two EGW's I had, I did buy new and they were very flimsey and the fit was like a sack on a sow. They actually bent to shape as you tightened them down. One that came to me direct from EGW for a SVM Weatherby short action was marked 20 moa on the package. After it did it's flexing act while I was tightening it down,(and yes I did bed it) the lapping job of the rings was a chore. Then I installed a Nightforce NXS 5.5x22 on it and found that I was bottomed out at 100 yards and still 1" high. That means this 20 moa base is in reality 50 + moa.
I have seen enough of these cheap bases to say I am done with them. If I cant afford a good strong base that fits well, I will save till I can.
I talked to Richard Near yesterday. Looks like I will be ordering two from him. They fit like a glove, have a recoil lug , are strong as you can get, machining is impecable and he now has a light weight version and it is not aluminum.