Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
orlandowiebe, Z-man65, LWH, BigHit, Sifat
60476 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77508
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43788
BOBO the Clown 41122
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33685
bill oxner 32681
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30571
facebook
Forum Stats
60476 Members
45 Forums
476177 Topics
6246575 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#5630768 - 03/02/15 04:44 PM Do you lap talley rings?
magspa Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/15/12
Posts: 356
Their service rep told me lapping is NEVER needed for their rings. Im talking about the ones split vertically that miht directly to the receiver. For $75 they better be good.
_________________________

Top
#5631058 - 03/02/15 06:56 PM Re: Do you lap talley rings? [Re: magspa]
FiremanJG Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 17893
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
If you lap Badger Ordinance rings it voids the warranty. Dont know if that's the case with Talley.
_________________________


800 Yard Steel Rifle Range
Long Range Shooting Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available


Top
#5631392 - 03/02/15 09:50 PM Re: Do you lap talley rings? [Re: magspa]
huck18 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 03/04/10
Posts: 1724
Loc: Ft. Worth, Texas
I don't understand the need for lapping rings?

Top
#5631421 - 03/02/15 10:07 PM Re: Do you lap talley rings? [Re: magspa]
aggiegolfer09 Online   content
Woodsman

Registered: 12/21/14
Posts: 141
popcorn

Top
#5631433 - 03/02/15 10:14 PM Re: Do you lap talley rings? [Re: magspa]
Geezer Ranger Online   happy
Pro Tracker

Registered: 05/06/13
Posts: 1604
Loc: Ft Worth, Texas
No lapping needed for Tally rings and Burris rings but definitely needed for Weaver, Leupold and other rings. In my experience Tally and Burris are perfectly concentric on the inside of the ring where the scope is supported but not so with other rings.
_________________________
texas I am allergic to stupidity. You can't fix Stupid, but you can occasionally head it off before it hurts something.

Top
#5631453 - 03/02/15 10:25 PM Re: Do you lap talley rings? [Re: magspa]
aggiegolfer09 Online   content
Woodsman

Registered: 12/21/14
Posts: 141
what about vortex?

Top
#5631631 - 03/03/15 06:09 AM Re: Do you lap talley rings? [Re: magspa]
magspa Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/15/12
Posts: 356
so what are the benefits of the vertically split ring?
_________________________

Top
#5631815 - 03/03/15 08:09 AM Re: Do you lap talley rings? [Re: aggiegolfer09]
Geezer Ranger Online   happy
Pro Tracker

Registered: 05/06/13
Posts: 1604
Loc: Ft Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: aggiegolfer09
what about vortex?
I don't have any experience with Vortex rings.
_________________________
texas I am allergic to stupidity. You can't fix Stupid, but you can occasionally head it off before it hurts something.

Top
#5632045 - 03/03/15 10:38 AM Re: Do you lap talley rings? [Re: magspa]
BigPig Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 9526
Loc: Forney, Tx
I lap them all, that being said I used a lot of Leupy and they seemed pretty good on the bottom but the caps always needed help. The burris 6 holes weren't bad, and neither were the SWFA brand that looks identical to the Burris. I think it's mainly the coating that's applied to the rings. I will say none of my scopes have ring marks, and none have event slipped in the rings after proper torquing. The Nikon P-223 were garbage, they required a lot of lapping
_________________________
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

Top
#5632399 - 03/03/15 02:31 PM Re: Do you lap talley rings? [Re: huck18]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 6485
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Originally Posted By: huck18
I don't understand the need for lapping rings?


Creates a more complete contact surface and aligns the rings.

_________________________

Top
#5632541 - 03/03/15 04:11 PM Re: Do you lap talley rings? [Re: magspa]
chalet Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 1790
Loc: North Side of the Metromess
Originally Posted By: magspa
so what are the benefits of the vertically split ring?


The Talley's are stout and I think nice compliment to the look of a good rifle, other than that not sure about benefits. Have a set of fixed rings/bases on a Marlin 1894 that have been working well for a couple years. Fixin to get a set for my model 70.
_________________________
Concho "I know enough to post here in redneck pot smoking bunker......that's for sure."

Top
#5632552 - 03/03/15 04:19 PM Re: Do you lap talley rings? [Re: huck18]
FiremanJG Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 17893
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
Originally Posted By: huck18
I don't understand the need for lapping rings?


You want the mating surface inside the ring to the scope tube to be a straight line, and not in an arc.


And as the photo Q.S.Y.B posted, you want front ring to be aligned with back ring. Quality rings won't make ring marks on a scope tube since it is two parrallel pieces of metal touching each other for the full length of the ring. "Lapping" is basically just like sanding wood, but you're lightly sanding away metal. And the lapping tool prevents you from getting out of alignment.

At least that's how I understand it all. Never have had to lap my own rings.
_________________________


800 Yard Steel Rifle Range
Long Range Shooting Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available


Top
#5632556 - 03/03/15 04:22 PM Re: Do you lap talley rings? [Re: magspa]
ccoker Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/17/09
Posts: 3319
I have ran Talleys on many different rifles..
The lightweights are my go to for a new hunting rifle.
I have used their Sako dual dovetail rings and the 30 and 34mm tactical rings
Never a problem whatsoever.

I love their stuff and Gary Turner is a good guy.
I feel good about doing business with them.
_________________________
www.TacticalGunReview.com
www.TexasOutDoorsnetwork.com
www.CokerTactical.Com

Disclosure statement
Pro Staff - Silencer Shop
Dealer - Armasight and Steiner Optics
Affiliated with Trijicon, Wilson Combat and Crux Suppressors


Top
#5638109 - 03/06/15 02:45 PM Re: Do you lap talley rings? [Re: aggiegolfer09]
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 23452
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: aggiegolfer09
what about vortex?


I have a set, if I was going to use them they would require some lapping.
_________________________
It's hell eatin em live

Top
#5638581 - 03/06/15 07:36 PM Re: Do you lap talley rings? [Re: BigPig]
Bullfrog Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/21/11
Posts: 10596
Loc: N-Bedford
Originally Posted By: BigPig
I lap them all, that being said I used a lot of Leupy and they seemed pretty good on the bottom but the caps always needed help. The burris 6 holes weren't bad, and neither were the SWFA brand that looks identical to the Burris. I think it's mainly the coating that's applied to the rings. I will say none of my scopes have ring marks, and none have event slipped in the rings after proper torquing. The Nikon P-223 were garbage, they required a lot of lapping


Same here. My Talleys are lapped.
_________________________

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide