Burris Signature Rings

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by 1100 Remington Man, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. 1100 Remington Man

    1100 Remington Man Well-Known Member

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    Thinking about trying them Signature Rings on a Model 70 300 H & H Mag with Redfield 1 piece base that has been on Rifle for 30 years . I want to add MOA inserts & put on a Leupold CDS scope I have, will this work ok ?
     
  2. Nimrod

    Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    In a word, yes! As long as the ring spacing is okay for the scope you should be fine.
     

  3. bruce_ventura

    bruce_ventura Well-Known Member

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    There isn't really a standard for compatibility between different manufacturers of these rings and bases. A slight difference in dovetail dimensions can result in a loose ring or a badly galled dovetail. I speak from personal experience.

    To be safe, I would replace the base with the proper Burris part - they're not very expensive. You can try installing the Burris ring in the Redfield base. If it turns easily, its probably too loose. If it resists starting to turn, don't force it because you could damage the ring, which isn't cheap.

    Otherwise, I like Signature rings. However, I've found they can loosen up during the first 10 minutes after torquing the ring screws. I always come back after 10 min and re-torque.
     
  4. Armored Transport

    Armored Transport Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about the base...But I have the Sig. Z Rings in 30mm on a 300 RUM with out any issues. My Lupy base has 15min and a have 10min adjusted into the rings leaving me with 25 in the system....The above advise to re-check the torque should be taken because the inserts have to settle in.
     
  5. 1100 Remington Man

    1100 Remington Man Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for The info. I'm looking for 20 MOA is it better just to put in a 20 MOA or go the + 10 on rear ring & - 10 on front ?Thanks. I trying not to change base because its a Pre war Model 70 & I had it drilled by gunsmith one hole in rear since it was not drilled & tapped & I have no Idea what base is on it, I would guess Model 70 post war long action.
     
  6. bruce_ventura

    bruce_ventura Well-Known Member

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    Be aware that the insert offset values are not in units of MOA, but in thousands of inches. If the separation between rings is 5", an 0.020" offset in one ring produces a 13.7 MOA elevation change. If you want 20 MOA, you may want to use a 0.020" offset in one ring, and an 0.010" in the other (20.6 MOA for 5" ring separation).

    In my experience, It makes very little difference whether you go with one 0.020" offset, or +0.010 and -0.010 in different rings.
     
  7. 1100 Remington Man

    1100 Remington Man Well-Known Member

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    Thank for all the information Bruce.
     
  8. Armored Transport

    Armored Transport Well-Known Member

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    Hey Bruce
    Thank's for the heads up on the spacing values in the Z's. I had no idea...Just an assume on my part....gun):D ....Man I Feel Dumb..
     
  9. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    I was told by Burris CS that the Weaver Style Z Rings also fit on a picatinny rail. True?
     
  10. Armored Transport

    Armored Transport Well-Known Member

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    True.....But Pic. wont fit on Weaver. Just be sure to mount them fully forward in the slot on the rail...Be sure to check both rings in the slots before torqueing the rings to the scope.