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Unread 04-02-2012, 11:57 AM
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Laping scope rings

I have a new Zeiss and use Leupold base and rings on a 300 win mag.

do you feel that it is needed to lap the rings or not? just your thoughts

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    Unread 04-02-2012, 12:59 PM
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    Re: Laping scope rings

    If it was me I would. I bought one from Sinclair about 5 years ago.
    I seen a guy use his scope to turn the rings to mount his scope...That is no *********.
    He bent the tube and was thinking it would be Garanteed.
    I have seen some people do some of the dumbest things in my life.
    every person I shoot with has acsess to a Lapping tool and use them
    it takes just a little pressure and you can get a dent in your tube.
    this is one of my go to tools, I may need it once but its worth it.
    if you use care, you can get away with out it.
    if if you have never mounted a scope that expencive, I would never take a chance.
    the cost fron a Gun Smith won't be as much as it would be if you dent it or bend it.
    Be smart for the long run, take no chances.
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    Re: Laping scope rings

    Another vote for lapping your rings.
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    Unread 04-03-2012, 12:43 AM
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    Re: Laping scope rings

    Definitely lap 'em. I don't heavily lap any of them but just a light lapping and i don't get marks on any of my scopes anymore. Unlapped leupolds were the only thing I ever had leave ring marks but that may have been due to my propensity to purchase those over others in the past.
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    Re: Laping scope rings

    IIWY, I'd go with Burris Signature Zee rings with inserts, no lapping required.
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    Re: Laping scope rings

    what rings would be better than leupold, iam ordering a laping tool from midway usa. tks
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    Re: Laping scope rings

    50-50 for me
    half of the scopes I mount into Burris Signature rings, the other half I lap the rings
    There is NO downside to lapping rings, it just takes longer
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