Do you always lap your scope rings?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Bigeclipse, Oct 12, 2019.


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  1. Bigeclipse

    Bigeclipse Well-Known Member

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    Do you always lap your scope rings? How about on shorter range only setups (under 300 yards)? What lapping tools do you use?
     
  2. shooter7

    shooter7 Well-Known Member

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    On the rings I use, the manufacturers say not to lap them, so i don't on any of my rifles.
     
  3. Bigeclipse

    Bigeclipse Well-Known Member

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    What rings do you use?
     
  4. JohnWess

    JohnWess Well-Known Member

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    Talley and Nightforce are the two ring/mount systems I use and both say not to lap so I don't.
     
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  5. L.Sherm

    L.Sherm Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I bed all mine anymore.
     
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    memtb Well-Known Member

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    I don’t.....but, probably should! I think this falls into the area of “it can’t hurt”! memtb
     
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  7. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    I do as well and I run Bruce Talley rings only.

    Rather than use a commercial bedding kit, I machined drill rod to the appropriate diameter (1" or 30mm or whatever) and use Clover lapping compound
     
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  8. L.Sherm

    L.Sherm Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Are you bedding or lapping?
     
  9. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Lapping rings for concentricity.
     
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  10. L.Sherm

    L.Sherm Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I'm talking bedding with compound theres a difference.
     
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  11. corsair4360

    corsair4360 Well-Known Member

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    I use the Burris Signature Z rings with the spherical inserts which obviate the need for lapping the rings.
     
  12. shooter7

    shooter7 Well-Known Member

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    Nightforce and Spuhr.
     
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  13. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Care to elaborate on that? I'm curious.
     
  14. YZ-80

    YZ-80 Well-Known Member

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    I don’t. Quality rings don’t require lapping from what I’ve read. If the allignment bars look good, I roll with it. In 20+ years, I’ve lapped rings once or twice. Lapping compound made a mess and proved to be more of a hassle than it was worth.