Which mid-range scope rings?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by alnitak, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. alnitak

    alnitak New Member

    Sep 24, 2008
    So, I was looking at the Burris XTR, Signature Zee, Warne, Vortex Viper, TPS and other similar priced rings. I would like to stay under $100 for a set of rings, preferably under $75.

    I am shooting a Savage 10 P-SR in .308 with a 30mm Falcon Menace 4-14x44mm FFP scope. I have been reading this and other forums extensively for a week or so, and still can't decide. The Burris XTRs are mentioned often, though I am intrigued by the write up on the Vortex Viper rings (matched pair and kept together during the manufacturing process). I don't want to have to lap the rings and my scope base fits perfectly with no bedding required.

    Based upon the scope ring calculator, it appears I need rings around 1" high. I like the simplicity of the Signature Zee, but they are among the highest (1.18" IIRC). The XTRs are nice, but some say the 6-screw rings limit placement on the rail/scope. I've read the ones like Vortex and Warne with the screws on top can be difficult to adjust. Since this is a short rifle and I will keep the stock in a traditional configuration (even when I replace the factory stock), I probably will go with aluminum rings to keep the weight down.

    Given that, which of the mid-priced rings would you recommend?

    Thanks for your advice.
  2. Losthwy

    Losthwy Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2012
    The Signature Zee are very nice. With the plastic inserts they have there is no need for lapping. And they don't leave a ring mark. If weight is a primary concern Talley's are worth a look.
  3. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2003
    +1 on the Signature Zee rings, I use them on almost everything.