Quality Rings for hunting rifle

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by aOWENc, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. aOWENc

    aOWENc Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I just got my Leupold VX5HD 3-15x44 30mm tube scope and am in need of some advice on scope mounts. I am going to use a 20 MOA rail, but I’m unsure about what rings to go with. I want to stay away from the 6 screw “tactical” ones, especially since the front tube on this scope is so short.

    I’ve heard good things about the Burris Zee rings, what about nightforce or other brands? I’d like to keep from spending $150 on a set of rings if I can help it.

    It is going on a Weatherby Vangaurd s2 in 300 weatherby, sported weight barrel. I think with the 20 MOA rail I’ll be able to get away with low rings? Hopefully!

    Also, I already have a set of 2 piece Talley light weight rings, but I really want the 20 MOA rail as I’ve come to prefer using the picatinny rail, the 20 MOA is just a bonus.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Ckleeves

    Ckleeves Well-Known Member

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    If I’m using a rail I like Seekins rings. Great quality and I think they look a little more streamlined and snag free then most others. You can usually find them used on the forums or eBay for +-85.00.
     
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  3. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    I use Burris XTR Sig rings (https://www.burrisoptics.com/mounting-systems/rings/xtr-signature-rings), you can get up to 40 MOA with its inserts. They are built like a tank and does not require lapping. I paid ~$100 for mine.

    ADDED: This is an old video but explains other attributes of the mounting system ...

     
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  4. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    I use Seekins and NF.
     
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  5. Idaho5r

    Idaho5r Well-Known Member

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    Seekins/Vortex PMR, Very nice products!!!! I have several sets, & like them a lot!!!!! I do like that they don't have the large 'nut' off to one side, much more streamlined!!!! As others have said.......... Idaho-5R
     
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  6. Hatrick

    Hatrick Well-Known Member

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    Carefull with the 20moa rail as it tilts the objective end down.
     
  7. aOWENc

    aOWENc Well-Known Member

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    Ah I see, so would you advise getting a 0 MOA rail, or just going with some medium rings? I think I’m settled on the nightforce rail and nightforce standard duty rings.
     
  8. Hatrick

    Hatrick Well-Known Member

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    Go with your choice. It was just a warning to stop you from buying twice.
     
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  9. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    There is absolutely nothing wrong with 20 MOA cant. Most of us here have a least a 20 MOA cant base on our LRH/S set-up.

    Here's one of the best free advice you can get from an optics SME ...

     
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  10. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    Forgot to mention,but the NF ultralight rings has a titanium cross bolt that can be torqued to almost 1.5 to 2 times more than other rings... I believe it is 95 inch pounds.
     
  11. just country

    just country Well-Known Member

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    morning, Warne Steel rings. justme gbot tum
     
  12. manitou

    manitou Well-Known Member

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    Burris Signature rings. They have inserts that "float" to get perfect scope alignment without torque, negating the need to lap rings. I used to never lap rings but had a scope destroyed by a set of (expensive) rings. Now, I don't need to lap since the Burris Signature rings will avoid the possibility of torque. They are less than 60 bucks too, if my memory serves me correctly. Good, solid rings made of steel.
     
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  13. Tidus56

    Tidus56 Well-Known Member

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    Whoops misread the post, NM what I put before.
     
  14. WeiserBucks

    WeiserBucks Well-Known Member

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    Seekins or Badger