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#5842041 - 07/21/15 08:31 PM how much is to much lapping!?
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I mounted my leupold on my 300 with a Picatinny Rail and burris rings and had to lap the crap out of it because the the rear was a little higher then the front. Well after I finished lapping the rear ring had zero black left so the ring was smooth as all get out.. now after talking to a couple people they are saying that the scope is prone to move.. also I didn't lap it so much that that the edges of the rings touched where the screws are.. there is still a gap between the top and bottom even after being screwed down if that makes sense.. so yall think I lapped to much or am I just being paranoid? I was gonna take it to a gunsmith but every time I've seem people do this they don't check to see of the rings are even and the cross hairs are always tilted..

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#5842099 - 07/21/15 08:57 PM Re: how much is to much lapping!? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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By the time you pay a gunsmith you could have some Seekins rings

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#5842124 - 07/21/15 09:18 PM Re: how much is to much lapping!? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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If you still have a gap on each side after you tighten the rings on the scope, you should be OK.

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#5842201 - 07/21/15 10:03 PM Re: how much is to much lapping!? [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
By the time you pay a gunsmith you could have some Seekins rings
Maybe you can educate me, but I've never understood this opinion. If your mounts are so far misaligned that you need to lap them, then why would better quality rings fix that? I don't believe the misalignment that lapping is intended to fix is in the rings themselves.

I didn't lap the Burris rings on my new Savage I bought awhile back and they're working fine.

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#5842563 - 07/22/15 08:31 AM Re: how much is to much lapping!? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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I've mounted several lately ad each was almost perfectly aligned before I lapped them. I would be concerned if they were that far off initially. However, if you torqued them and there is space then I agree that you are okay. Start shooting!
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#5842677 - 07/22/15 09:26 AM Re: how much is to much lapping!? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Burris Signature Zee rings fix the whole lapping problem...they aren't the prettiest or coolest looking rings but they flat work awesome and you don't have to lap them.
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#5842933 - 07/22/15 11:35 AM Re: how much is to much lapping!? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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If you are worried about slipping, put two sided Scotch tape inside of the rings. It acts like a gasket and also provides a sticky surface.

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#5843120 - 07/22/15 01:27 PM Re: how much is to much lapping!? [Re: hermano W]
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Originally Posted By: hermano W
If you still have a gap on each side after you tighten the rings on the scope, you should be OK.


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#5843200 - 07/22/15 02:19 PM Re: how much is to much lapping!? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: hermano W
If you still have a gap on each side after you tighten the rings on the scope, you should be OK.


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Yep. As long as there's a gap, you've got pressure on the scope. Just make them line up alike with the amount of space on each side. Sounds like you're fine. Range report!
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#5843564 - 07/22/15 06:09 PM Re: how much is to much lapping!? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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You had your rings on backwards.
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#5843790 - 07/22/15 08:18 PM Re: how much is to much lapping!? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Thanks guys!!! I'm almost all set up now.. now I'm working on a barrel cooler. This waiting 20 minutes between shots is for the birds lol

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#5843797 - 07/22/15 08:23 PM Re: how much is to much lapping!? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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A cooler full of ice water and a bath towel soaking inside. Wrap the towel around the barrel to cool it down, place it back in the cooler once the barrel has come back down to ambient temperature.
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#5843989 - 07/22/15 10:19 PM Re: how much is to much lapping!? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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That doesn't hurt the barrel? I was building pvc with a fan and ice pack.. lol

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#5844037 - 07/22/15 10:52 PM Re: how much is to much lapping!? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Just pvc and a fan will cut it down to 5 minutes in the middle of summer. A guy at elm fork makes me dam good


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#5844239 - 07/23/15 08:21 AM Re: how much is to much lapping!? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Originally Posted By: Sq2 hunter
That doesn't hurt the barrel? I was building pvc with a fan and ice pack.. lol


The barrel would have to be hotter than you can get it by shooting for it to hurt it. I havn't seen the towel method hurt a barrel yet. Thin barrels heat quickly and cool quickly. Same as thick barrel heat slowly and cool slowly.

One of the best machine guns the world has seen was water cooled. The downside to it was that the squad had to carry water for the reservior or urinate in it once they got to where they were going.
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