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#544329 - 12/30/07 05:52 PM rings and bases
jsholtz
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I'm looking at rings and bases for a new gun/scope. I've heard good things about Talley and Warne mounts. I've used Leupold stuff before - seemed good. Anyone have any ideas/recommendations/feedback?
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#544418 - 12/30/07 07:22 PM Re: rings and bases [Re: ]
Model70Man
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Talley Lightweights on all of my rifles.

This past Feb. on a hog hunt with some TNDeer members, I made a decision to drop my rifle and grab a tree or fall 30+ feet down a cliff. The rifle fell and took direct hits to the front ring, forend, bolt handle, muzzle, and scope as it tumbled smashing into rocks and trees. I went to the range and shot a 3 shot group at 100 yds....DEAD ON just like it was before the fall.

I wouldn't recommend this method to test the durability of rings and bases on your rifle. Talley lightweights all the way for my rifles after that experience.

I will never recommend Leupold STD rings and bases after they broke after 5 shots at the range sighting in a 270 WSM. The rear ring sheared right off of the base. IMO, complete junk. Dual Dove tails are much better than the STD's.
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#545119 - 12/31/07 12:57 PM Re: rings and bases [Re: Model70Man]
jsholtz
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Both sportsmans warehouse and bass pro carry the warne mounts...I guess I would have to order the talleys...
Anyone else care to chime in on this?

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#545146 - 12/31/07 01:21 PM Re: rings and bases [Re: jsholtz]
Collector
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Millet weaver style
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#545160 - 12/31/07 01:38 PM Re: rings and bases [Re: Collector]
muddyboots
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Talley on all mine.
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#545178 - 12/31/07 02:05 PM Re: rings and bases [Re: muddyboots]
Whelen Man
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I had a set of the Warne quick release models that broke when tightened down. Guess I'm too ham handed for them. I also had a set of the Millet Rings to come apart when I installed them. There was a defect in the casting and they literally fell apart. I was never able to get a reply from Millet so I've not used their stuff since. I've had good results with the Leupold QR and double dovetail models. I like the Leupold double dovetail bases and Burris Signature double dovetail rings. I'd use the Burris bases with their rings but I just like the looks of the Leupold bases best.
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#545310 - 12/31/07 04:50 PM Re: rings and bases [Re: Whelen Man]
Trapper John
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Talley on mine. Love them.
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#546636 - 01/01/08 09:01 PM Re: rings and bases [Re: Trapper John]
AM84
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I'll also put in another vote for Talley. Good stuff...
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#546782 - 01/01/08 10:56 PM Re: rings and bases [Re: AM84]
jsholtz
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Talleys seem to be getting the most votes here. Where would be the best place to pick some up?
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