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which scope rings

For an xolt .280. Considering dual dovetail with burris signature or Talley vertical split. I like the polymer insert for burris but find them difficult to keep centered while leveling and tightening rings. I have talley's on a CZ and really like them too. They claim their steel rings do not need lapped.
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Re: which scope rings

On sporter type rifles I like the Tally lightweights. On hard kicking or varmint/target rifles I like a pic rail and steel rings.
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Re: which scope rings

I've always been a fan of dual dovetails and use standard mounts(front dovetail with a rear windage) as well. Usually Luepold, Millet or Redfield in steel. I have one set of Talley mount/rings and no issues. I always lap my rings as well....whether the manufacturer says I should, shouldn't or don't need to. A simple lapping kit pays for itself over time. A torque wrench is nice too.

EDIT: I have that one set of Talley's on my A-bolt 280...which is my most recent gun purchase. I'd use those rings again without hesitation.

You really under estimated the ramifications of the boondoggle you have just perpetrated!
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Re: which scope rings

Oh, you didn't ask, but I despise Weaver style mounts with a passion....the kind that hook-in on one side and make it impossible to achieve even tension on the screws and straight crosshairs. Worst design ever, IMO.

You really under estimated the ramifications of the boondoggle you have just perpetrated!
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Re: which scope rings

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Oh, you didn't ask, but I despise Weaver style mounts with a passion....the kind that hook-in on one side and make it impossible to achieve even tension on the screws and straight crosshairs. Worst design ever, IMO.
I know what you are talking about. But; those Weaver rings have a classic look to them that just fits right on some of the older rifles. I just bought a older Marlin 336 in 35Rem, first thing I did was mount a old Redfield 2 3/4 power scope with a post using a old set of Weaver rings. It took a few tries till I got the post verticle.

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Oh, sure....they look clean. Low profile and all. I just hate doing the twist....and I don't mind exercising!

You really under estimated the ramifications of the boondoggle you have just perpetrated!
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