oponion on burris XTR rings?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by bigsal5353, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. bigsal5353

    bigsal5353 Well-Known Member

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    does anyone use the burris xtr rings? what are your thoughts? I had someone tell me in another thread that they were very unhappy with thier quality and that once mounted on bases they did not line up straight... was this just a fluke for him or are they good to use
     
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    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    anyone can get a bad set of rings, or more likely manage to screw up a set. I use 'em and like 'em.
     

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    I didn't like them much when I used them on my 300 WSM. I couldn't get them to grip the scope. I lapped the snot out of them and torqued the screws to 35 in/lbs and still had slippage. I now use them on an Ar-15 without problems.

    When I took them off the 300 WSM I switched to lightweight Talleys at 25 in/lbs and haven't had a problem since.
     
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  6. Outlaw6.0

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    Dang, I don't blame you for changing then, that's unacceptable, hopefully we can get some of the "seasoned":D guys chiming in on this. I would really like to know if you had an isolated incident or if I need to seriously think about a ring change!! lol

    I'm pretty sure i'll be ok.... out of curiousity, do you still have those rings? 1" or 30mm?
     
  7. bigsal5353

    bigsal5353 Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the reply guys.. dont like hearing that they needed lapped to the extent that they did.

    whats do you guys think of the burris zee rings... from what I have read, they do not need to be lapped and I will be able to mount them right to my picitanny rail and still be able to use the inserts to fain a few extra moa of adjustment
     
  8. bigsal5353

    bigsal5353 Well-Known Member

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    meant to write : gain a few extra moa... not fain
     
  9. Outlaw6.0

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    The Zee's are great, I also have 3-4 sets of those, you're right, they don't need lapping as per the inserts. You can also use the inserts to add MOA as well, there are several people on here that use the zee ring to great success, they are a great product.

    Just out of curiousity, what are these going on?
     
  10. bigsal5353

    bigsal5353 Well-Known Member

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    outlaw.. thanks for all the info..

    Just bought a DPMS LR308.... it will be my first first long range semi, picking it up tomorrow, and the mark 4 should be at my door within a few weeks. I want to buy the rings and loading compnents ahead of time so when the scope comes in I can get it mounted and start breaking in the barrel.

    I WAS going to buy the XTR rings... but after doing a little reading/research I think Im leaning towards the ZEE rings
     
  11. Outlaw6.0

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    You will enjoy the AR-10 I know I do... the Zee rings will do everything you want them to, granted they aren't as "tacti-cool" as the XTR's.

    Plus you don't have to lap them...
     
  12. bigsal5353

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    exactly,,, dont look as good, but I can skip the lapping, and add some adjustment all with a good ring, pretty sure im going with them
     
  13. brentc

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    They are 1" and I still use them on an AR-15. I used them to mount a 4.5-14 Zeiss Conquest on my 300 WSM.

    The signature Zee rings are very strong rings. I know of at least one custom builder, Kevin Rayhill of stockade, that prefers them over anything else.
     
  14. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    I used them for a couple years on a 6mm Ackley with no issues.

    Put them on my F-Class 308 and the rings can't hold a scope without slipping. Sent them back to Burris for a new pair just this week.