Badger rings on Farrell base

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by weaverism, Sep 17, 2003.

  1. weaverism

    weaverism Well-Known Member

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    I just ordered a new Farrell base and am wondering if Badger rings are compatible with this base. I thought I read somewhere that the rings do not get tight on the Farrell base. Also, are there any other aluminum or stainless tactical rings that are on the same quality level as the badger? I see lots of different tactical rings advertised and they all claim to be wonderful. Is there a big difference in quality/durability? Thanks. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Nate Haler

    Nate Haler Well-Known Member

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    Farrell bases used to have 1/2 round cross-slots vs. the squared off type. Could be that Ken has since changed the design. You should call KF and ask.

    If I had the half-round slot type base, I'd use rings with round cross-bolts, examples being KF's own (but heavy and pricey) and the excellent Burris Signature Zee type (with the plastic inserts).

    If your base has the squared slots, then I'd use rings with the squared cross-bolt, like Badger, etc. An excellent aluminum alternative to the expensive steel products is the TPS ring (as sold by Brownell's, and which you can see at the link to follow).
    http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=17361
     
  3. sealdoggy

    sealdoggy Member

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    Kens Bases will work great with your rings, go for it why spend twice the money, wait till you see the quality of kens stuff you won't be disapointed.
     
  4. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    Kens new bases do have the square cross slots now, but i'd call and talk to him anyway--he's a great guy.

    JB
     
  5. H-BAR

    H-BAR Well-Known Member

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    Mine has the square cross slots. They are a very nice base. I think If you get the base from an outlet that has old stock though you may end up with the other. I bought mine directly from Ken Farrell.
     
  6. Guest

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    I have ken's bases and they are round slots, I'm using Badger mounts and haven't had a problem.
     
  7. kidcoltoutlaw

    kidcoltoutlaw Well-Known Member

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    will the kf rings or the leupold mark 4 work with the 20 moa base from nightforce or maybe you know them as lightforce,thanks,keith
     
  8. weaverism

    weaverism Well-Known Member

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    Got em. Tried em. Fits real nice. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. RiverRat

    RiverRat Well-Known Member

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    I wore my 300 WSM barrel out using a Ken Farrel base and Badger rings as a mounting system for a 6.5 X 20 LRT without a problem. They performed great.

    Shoot Safe, Shoot Straight.....RiverRat

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