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#5787756 - 06/13/15 08:39 PM Scope mount
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Well I'm about to get my gun setup this week and was wondering whats the best scope mount. I've got the sendero chambered in 300 win mag and a Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20X50 MM (30MM) M5 Front focal. I'm debating on the Leupold double dovetail or the the Burris tactical mount. I'm just wanting something really reliable and solid. What's y'all's input?

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#5787762 - 06/13/15 08:45 PM Re: Scope mount [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Originally Posted By: Sq2 hunter
I'm just wanting something really reliable and solid. What's y'all's input?


EGW one piece picatinny rail

Badger Ordinance or Talley Tactical rings. The Talleys are aluminum to cut a few ounces.

I run EGW bases on every rifle, and have both brands of rings. I pick up my rifles by the scope tube all the time. I also can take the scope and rings off one rifle and move it over to a different rifle with a 1/2" socket in about thirty seconds.
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#5787808 - 06/13/15 09:09 PM Re: Scope mount [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Whew those are some high dollar rings!!! Nothing like having a gun that's reliable though.. I had issues with my last leupold mount and my gun was off on several hunting trips.. Scary going on a trip wondering if your scope may have moved..

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#5787844 - 06/13/15 09:28 PM Re: Scope mount [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Yup. Same reason I have a $200 Pelican rifle case. What's $200 when it is protecting over $3k in rifle and scope? What's $160 for a set of rings you know will not yield loss of zero?
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#5787901 - 06/13/15 10:07 PM Re: Scope mount [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Yeah cheap insurance!! Which pelican case you use!?

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#5787931 - 06/13/15 10:27 PM Re: Scope mount [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Double rifle case. Think they call it the 1450?
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#5787949 - 06/13/15 10:44 PM Re: Scope mount [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Seekins. The answer is almost always Seekins. Mounts and rings.

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#5788092 - 06/14/15 07:19 AM Re: Scope mount [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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I am used these on my newest build and really liking them. It eliminated the trouble of your scope twisting while tightening the rings down. scope rings

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#5788103 - 06/14/15 07:34 AM Re: Scope mount [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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I use arc m10's as well. Truly awesome.

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#5788110 - 06/14/15 07:39 AM Re: Scope mount [Re: 300_WizzM]
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A one piece picatinny rail is the way to go for greatest utility & strength, but not to pretty. If esthetic are important too, I like one piece bridge mounts & I've never had a problem with Leupold, Burris or Redfield rings & mounts. I'm surprised you had some issues with Leupold.

Good luck with your project; sounds like your doing it right for a long range hunting rig!!!
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#5788236 - 06/14/15 10:02 AM Re: Scope mount [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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I use a one piece base and rings as well. Current setup is a EGW 20 moa base, and Seekins rings. Seems like the 2 piece stuff never lets me put the scope where I want to. And I want the strongest thing I can get. Why spend all that money on a rifle and scope, then cheap out on rings? Makes no sense.

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#5788305 - 06/14/15 10:48 AM Re: Scope mount [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Just about anything is better than the standard windage-adjustable rear mount system.

Leopold's Dual Dovetail is a good, strong system and I'd recommend it but if you want extra elevation for LR then go a different route.
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#5788397 - 06/14/15 11:55 AM Re: Scope mount [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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I have had really good luck with the TPS rings as well. The Talley 20 MOA base is solid also.
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#5788420 - 06/14/15 12:12 PM Re: Scope mount [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Yeah I remounted my leupold last week amd it's been solid since then. I agree with the pica tinny rail but I'm gonna start spending more money on hunting trips and I'm wanting something super reliable..

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#5788435 - 06/14/15 12:27 PM Re: Scope mount [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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EGW 20MOA here with SWFA tactical rings. $35 for a pair of rings that are furs teed not to stretch or lose zero. So far they have done there job.
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