scope base question

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Brien, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. Brien

    Brien Well-Known Member

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    i would like opinions on the aluminum bases... i have several ken farrel steel bases and would like to have one on a lighter weight rifle but the base adds more weight than i would like....are the aluminum bases as durable and repeatable as the steel ones... how bout the rings. will they all hold up or just lump it with the extra weight with the steel setups...
    Brien
     
  2. preacherman

    preacherman Well-Known Member

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    ...there are excellent aluminum setups out there...you didn't mention your particular application, but just to name a couple... Davidson bases and kelbly type rings are universally accepted within the benchrest community... also, am impressed with Darrel Holland's Rem setup i.e. one piece aluminum base & lower ring unit + top ring half is steel... these have the most base coverage of any, for a remington at least... if you're looking for a really inexpensive aluminum setup, try the new "Talley" aluminums, if they're made for your application... aluminum will never be as "strong" as steel, but steel will never be as "lightweight" as aluminum... just match your intended purpose with good quality stuff and you'll always be happy... hope this helps... Larry
     

  3. Brien

    Brien Well-Known Member

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    the application would be for a lighter weight deer rifle or a lighter weight tactical rifle...
    reason being i want to be able to take my scopes off of a few target rifles and put them on hunting rifles without taking them out of the rings...
    Brien
     
  4. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    Badger and Nightforce also both sell excellent lightweight tactical rings and bases. I have been using them since last summer and they are perfect.
     
  5. Brien

    Brien Well-Known Member

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    Ian .. is that what is on your badger light rifle???
    Brien