Howa 1500 Talon .308 Base Rings and Scope

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Mirage33, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Mirage33

    Mirage33 Member

    May 31, 2011
    Hi everyone,

    the following questions have probably been asked zillions of times but I had hard time finding answers in the forum, so here I am.
    ok, my new rifle is a Howa 1500 Talon Varminter with a #6 contour 24in barrel chambered in .308W. It came with a packaged scope/rings/base that I do not care very much for. Scope is a Nikko Stirling Nighteater 4-16x44 that will find his way right away on one of my .22 as the rifle is a little too nice for the scope quality. Rings are also Nikko and really ugly. The base is a -guess what: Nikko!- picatinny style that I do not think fir very well the rifle lines.
    SO! The scope is going to be a Nikkon/Weaver/Millet in the $400 range.
    Would anybody care to give his/her thought regarding base and rings? (and scope while we're at it) I do like Burris for their product quality, finish and looks.
    Shoot away!