TPS Rings/ Bases

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by shimoda, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. shimoda

    shimoda Well-Known Member

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    Has any one used any products from TPS?

    Here is a link to thier store. I'm considering rings and base.

    TPS Products Online Store
     
  2. jeffro

    jeffro Well-Known Member

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    We really like the TPS rings and bases. The big problem we have had with them was getting them. I have had some on order for 6 weeks now and they still dont have them in. Im still waiting on my gun to be built so I have some time. I hope I dont have to cancel my order and go with some others.
     

  3. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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  4. jeffro

    jeffro Well-Known Member

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    Im looking for the steel rings. From what I see you only carry the Alum. rings right.
     
  5. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes, that's correct.
     
  6. A/C Guy

    A/C Guy Well-Known Member

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    Your scope tube is aluminum, so you should use aluminum rings. The base really does not matter as long as it is a quality aluminum or steel.
     
  7. MSLRHunter

    MSLRHunter Well-Known Member

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    How did you come to this conclusion? Not trying to argue but if you are referring to the assertion that the scope and rings should be of the same material due to differing expansion-contraction rates for steel and aluminum, that argument has pretty much been proven wong. For the original poster, i have had good experience with TPS rings, but the only time I tried to use one of their bases, I got a bad one. It was a 20moa base and had a severe bow in the base, nowhere near straight.
     
  8. A/C Guy

    A/C Guy Well-Known Member

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    Chinese?:cool: No, not Chinese.








    I presume you meant wrong. I prefer Aluminum rings due to the problems associated with dissimilar metals. ESPECIALLY when the AL is anodized (chemical corrosion process) and the steel is blued (chemical rust corrosion process). Add a little humidity and you will get corrosion. I saw it first hand in Dallas many years ago. Ever since, I have only used aluminum rings. Normal humidity in most parts of the country can lead to issues. Unless you don't mind little corrosion dimples on your $1000 scope, use aluminum rings.

    I know, now someone will post that they never heard of this or that they have used steel rings since 1945, blah, blah blah.

    For further consideration:
    dissimilar metals aluminum and steel - Google Search
     
  9. MSLRHunter

    MSLRHunter Well-Known Member

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    Sorry about that, no not Chinese just failure to spellcheck. That is very interesting, I have never heard this. Have you ever seen this with steel rings that have been lapped and most if not all of the inside coating of the rings removed?
     
  10. 4ester

    4ester Well-Known Member

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    Used TPS Aluminum rings and steel 20 MOA on my latest 300 RUM Sendero builld. Look to be a quality product to me. No problems.gun)
     
  11. groper

    groper Well-Known Member

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    I have just used some TPS aluminium rings on my latest 375cheytac build....

    again i can concur, looks to be a solid product to me... CNC machined to very tight tolerances nice finish and were an excellent fit. Great value for money IMHO.