Picatinny Mount ??

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by BrentM, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. BrentM

    BrentM Well-Known Member

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    6.5-284 is the rifle I am shooting and wanting to change the mount.

    I have two basic questions. Aluminum or steel? Recoil Lug or not?

    My current pic mount is a aluminum weaver 0 MOA.

    Scope is a NF 5.5-22 x 56.

    Seems like Badger is the only with a recoil lug and it is 148.00. The rest, in steel, NF, EGW, I have looked into have no recoil lug and are under 120.00

    Please help.
     
  2. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    NightForce..all the way. Just ask at least 75% of the big name guys on the BB here.:D

    For that rifle you dont need anything more than an EGW Al rail and they are "about" $48 from the website
     

  3. BrentM

    BrentM Well-Known Member

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    OK, so aluminum should be stout enough for this combo is what are telling me. Perhaps my current alum mount is fine then.
     
  4. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I've been using Aluminum EGW bases, and Aluminum TPS TSR rings for several years, and they have been just fine for me.

    You don't have to have the most expensive. Price doesn't always mean better quality. Granted, more often than not, yes...But in this case, the EGW and TPS combo is honestly the best I've found for the budget-minded individual. And they really are precision equipment and VERY strong.

    I use the HD bases and HD rings for the extra strength, just to be on the safe side. Both EGW and TPS list them with the HD designation, just FYI, so you can distinguish the regulars from the HD models.
     
  5. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Might very well be stout enough. Since your speaking of a LONG range caliber...does your mount or scope..?...allow you enough elevation to get the distance you seek??
     
  6. BrentM

    BrentM Well-Known Member

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    Yes. So far I have only been out to 1482 yards. I think it was 43 MOA or there abouts. I have another 20 MOA with the reticle if I want to push 1750. However, that is not realistic kill distance so it only is for fun.

    Thanks for the info guys.
     
  7. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    LOL....where I am you cant even SEE that far. And the rifle club only has a 600 meter range...
     
  8. BrentM

    BrentM Well-Known Member

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    Well 600 is still a long way. I shot my Mtn Lion at 600 and thought about it long and hard before I squeezed that trigger. I thought I had the wind dialed in and I was wrong. That day I got it wrong twice. After I shot the cat I shot 900 yards to confirm. I was 1 MOA both shots due to misreading. The verticle was dead on for both shots. I am learning though and hope to one day be able to hit coyote sized kill spots every time I send it.