Best scope mount & rings under $50?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by GABR13L, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. GABR13L

    GABR13L Active Member

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    I've heard a few good things around here about Weaver Grandslam mounts, but what would you guys recommend for a .300 RUM in that price range? Or am I shooting myself in the foot here by buiding a custom rifle and not spending more than that on mounts?
     
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  2. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    Get better base & rings, and just cry once:D
     

  3. GABR13L

    GABR13L Active Member

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    OK.. like what would you guys recommend then?
     
  4. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Burris Signature Rings are the best non-expensive rings out there hands down.

    I would also recommend a dual dovetail setup, also from Burris.

    I bought a set of Burris rings and bases off Ebay for $36 with an insert kit. Even if you bought new, it won't be over your budget by much.
     
  5. BigDaddy0381

    BigDaddy0381 Well-Known Member

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    Burris XTR's rings and bases are a good deal for a strong setup. I have them on all my rifles and love them.
     
  6. highridge1

    highridge1 Well-Known Member

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    Warne steel rings and bases all the way,they are stronger than burris zee rings.I don't even have ring marks if I take a scope off warne rings.

    $20 for the bases and $28 for the rings.I don't think you can do better.
     
  7. highridge1

    highridge1 Well-Known Member

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    I think the recoil key of the warne is also superior to the burris zee ring to.It is square in a square slot instead of a round screw in a square slot like the zee ring
     
  8. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Who recommended Zee rings? Not me!

    I use the dual dovetail signature rings. I can also put 0-40 MOA of taper on my scope with my inserts. Best of all, no lapping needed.:D

    Don't get me wrong, those XTR and Warne rings are nice and plenty stout. I just think there is more benefit to the Burris Signature setup.
     
  9. BountyHunter

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    for the economy work up, second the burris double dovetail and signature rings.

    Truth be known, just as reliable as as the $150-200 setups but no "tactical" moniker to justify the high price! They will give 20-40 MOA

    Now if you need bases and rings for 40 plus MOA, then got to go high end.

    BH
     
  10. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    For the 300 RUM I would recomend the burris or the Leupold dual
    dovetail .

    Use anti seize on the dovetail so that when you cam them in
    they want gauld and you will never have trouble with them.

    Just my opinion
    J E CUSTOM