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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-23-2017, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Bases and Rings

Today I received a new leupold varix-3i 2.5x8x36 for my wife's Ruger American Compact 7mm-08.

The rifle came with weaver style bases installed. I am considering the heavy duty Leupold rings, which run about 60 bucks.

Any suggestions for something better, or as good for less money?

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Today I received a new leupold varix-3i 2.5x8x36 for my wife's Ruger American Compact 7mm-08.

The rifle came with weaver style bases installed. I am considering the heavy duty Leupold rings, which run about 60 bucks.

Any suggestions for something better, or as good for less money?


IMO putting $60 leupold rings on a cheap weaver base doesn't make sense. I like the traditional Leupold rings and bases personally.
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really don't need such a set of rings for some thing like that..
I would go with signature rings by burris they have plastic inserts not to scratch the tubes up, or a set of tally mount ring combo.. 1" Ruger American (Short Action) (Low) you dont need any thing heavy on a compact much less a 7-08 keep it night and low rings with a 36 scope..
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While it's true a 7mm-08 doesn't generate an insane amount of recoil, and doesn't need a super beefed up mount, it's also true that a quality scope deserves a quality mounting system. With a good scope like that, why mount it in something only so-so? Can't go wrong with any Leupold base and ring combo. I've used the Leupold STD base and ring setup (with the friction fit front ring, and windage adjustable rear ring) on the heavy kickers with no issues ever. I've also become a fan of the DNZ Game Reaper one piece mount. Absolutely rock solid, and impossible for anything to come apart obviously.
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The Weaver base (base/ring) system has been proven reliable for many, many years. Every scope ring manufacturer has rings that will fit the Weaver style base. What is more important than the name of the company or the cost of the ring/base mounting components are that they are mounted correctly. Which ever ring/base combination you go with make sure everything is in perfect alignment before installing the scope. There is a ton of great information on the WWW on how to properly mount the base/rings/scope.

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I also highly recommend the DNZ one piece mount. I put one on a .270 Rem 760 recently and it's so easy to install and is really solid. I hated the weaver style mounts that sort of slid over the base that were on it originally.
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The weaver style bases have held the scope in place on my 30-06 since 1986.They are working okay for me.The weaver rings have worked okay too.Sighted in once.

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