Best rings in YOUR opinion.

Discussion in 'Scopes, Optics, LRFs, Spotters, BoreScopes' started by Mr.Knowit all, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. 284winner

    284winner Gold $$ Contributor

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    I think every ring mentioned are outstanding choices. One thing about rings is, they don't have to be strong(really strong) to be a great ring for accuracy and close tolerances. Being a hunter that occasionally takes a fall on his gun/scope combo, I don't want rings that cannot take that impact and stay zeroed. Many competitive shooters don't so much as bump there rifle let alone drop it on its optic or rings/base optic area while in rocks or timber. I've done it numerous times slipping on ice or moss growing on rocks or algae on river bottom etc. The rings i prefer are Nightforce, Leupold, Badger style tactical (65in lb torque) side lock nut style with picatinny rail base. They are absolutely the strongest ring/base combination besides the one piece ring base combo. Are they the best for all ? Probably not. They tend to be heavier, bulkier and not as athletically pleasing. When I remove my scope to replace it with another scope, it returns to zero as before I removed it when put back on the rail. These ring base set ups are IMO, the best out there for my specific rifle uses.
     
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  2. jrm850

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    I've been using TPS rings. A great ring at a fair price.
     
  3. slm9s

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    Burris XTR signature for me also.

    Lightweight hunting rifles get talley one piece
     
  4. mikehotel

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    NF, never had a problem
     
  5. A-Rob

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    Burris Signatures for me. I have 3 sets now. I almost tried some Seekins but I changed my mind and got my 3rd set of Signatures. I know they hold tight, there's no stress placed on the scope from minor misalignment, I don't have to lap anything and I can get my scopes nearly sighted in before touching a dial. Being able to guarantee no rings marks is a bonus. The only other rings I've ever had that never left a mark or ring "shine" are a set of cheaper powder coated Leupold PRW's.
     
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  6. Sixgun

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    +1 for Seekins
     
  7. Dud

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    I got my Vortex Tactical 6 bolt rings. They are Chinese but seem fine.

    The cross bolt is machined in to a nice square recoil lug and tightening them on a rail feels nice, no gritty threads or uneven contact.

    The caps have thick seats for the screw heads, they don't look like they could pull through.

    Six bolts is obviously better clamping than four.

    In general the aluminum of the rings looks ok. The edges are crisp, not smeared by a dull broach and the anodizing/coating is consistent. Lined up side by side on a rail, the two bottoms seem to match pretty well. I don't expect any windage or elevation issues from the rings.

    Better than I was expecting for a $28.50 set of rings.

    I will have to ream them and might install thread inserts but after that I think they should do as well as most premium rings.

    They are not the best but that extra $60+ for premium rings is mostly cosmetics and a little less hassle.
     
  8. Canadian bushman

    Canadian bushman Silver $$ Contributor

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    I like NF rings but i will only run the 6 bolt version. I had scopes move with the 4 bolt design.
     
  9. 338 dude

    338 dude Silver $$ Contributor

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    You shouldn’t lap night force rings it will void the warranty
     
  10. Ledd Slinger

    Ledd Slinger Gold $$ Contributor

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    Damn the warranty! Lol.

    All 2 piece rings sets require lapping....and bedding in my opinion.
     
  11. Ledd Slinger

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    If you like a 2 piece ring setup, you should try a set of Spuhr. They are well known for their one piece uni-mount that is unmatched in quality and strength, but they also make 2 piece ring sets.

    Spuhr is not cheap, but worth it in my opinion. Once you realize how nice it is to have full uninhibited view of every turret on your scope, along with amazing strength, durability, and low weight, you'll be hooked ;)

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  12. 338 dude

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    I like the cant bubble built into the ring base like that mine is in the top half of the ring and can be off by over tightening one side or the other
     
  13. Ledd Slinger

    Ledd Slinger Gold $$ Contributor

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    Yeah I wont use rings with levels in the top. Pain in the butt to get level and they block the view of the elevation turret. Although base levels in rings and mounts are nice, I still mount an extra offset bubble level up in front of the parallax turret because it's easier to see when I'm lined up in the scope.
     
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  14. drano38

    drano38 Silver $$ Contributor

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    +1 for Burris Signatures. I have them on 2 rifles (one target, rifle, one .270 Win hunting rifle)
    My AR has a one-piece American Defense Mfg QD that holds well (and never taken off, so can't speak of its repeatability)
     
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  15. sawcarver

    sawcarver Gold $$ Contributor

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    Burris signatures or Burris XTR signatures is all I run, they work awesome, hold and are reasonable price wise
     
  16. 284winner

    284winner Gold $$ Contributor

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    Very nice. Thanks
     
  17. KY-Windage

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    Yup! I put my Flatline Ops articulating level (it flips out when you want to use it) in front on my saddle. It incorporates a fine-adjustment set-screw which makes it a DREAM to install. (None of that trying to allow for movement caused by tightening and not getting it perfect until the 20th try.) I have mine flip out to the left, then I can easily see it with my left eye without moving my head at all from the position where my right eye is centered in the scope. The bubble is up high, well exposed to the sky, so it gathers a lot of light, makes the bubble easy to read, yet flips out of the way for transport. It and Burris XTR Signatures are the ideal setup, IMO.

    Here is one in action:

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  18. Dubbo

    Dubbo Silver $$ Contributor

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    Seekins are good, APA are real nice but pricey.
     
  19. Drop Port

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    What torque did you use on the NF caps?
     
  20. Dave Sog

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    ARC M10
     

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