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#6133189 - 01/12/16 08:40 PM Scope Lapping Kit
thewrap Offline
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Loc: Lubbock, Texas
Does anyone have a scope lapping kit that they would recommend?
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#6133299 - 01/12/16 09:33 PM Re: Scope Lapping Kit [Re: thewrap]
Tff caribou Offline
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Buy good rings and good bases, and you'll never have to lap rings.
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#6133414 - 01/13/16 12:55 AM Re: Scope Lapping Kit [Re: Tff caribou]
booradley Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Buy good rings and good bases, and you'll never have to lap rings.


Yep.
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#6133522 - 01/13/16 07:38 AM Re: Scope Lapping Kit [Re: Tff caribou]
bobsumner Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Buy good rings and good bases, and you'll never have to lap rings.


This right here.

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#6133773 - 01/13/16 10:28 AM Re: Scope Lapping Kit [Re: thewrap]
Tff caribou Offline
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I'm running a set of TPS rings right now. They guarantee them to be 98% in contact with a scope tube (aka they are prelapped). I don't have any way to prove it, but Skylar@swfa recommended them, and I trust him.


Edited by Tff caribou (01/13/16 10:28 AM)
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#6133775 - 01/13/16 10:29 AM Re: Scope Lapping Kit [Re: thewrap]
Tff caribou Offline
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To answer your question, the Wheeler kit seems to get good reviews.
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#6134558 - 01/13/16 08:04 PM Re: Scope Lapping Kit [Re: thewrap]
RiverRider Offline
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Some mounting systems may not need lapping, but there are plenty of mounting systems that benefit from lapping for a number of reasons. And it ain't because they aren't "good" rings and bases.

The Wheeler kit is adequate.
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#6135054 - 01/14/16 07:44 AM Re: Scope Lapping Kit [Re: Tff caribou]
Korean Redneck Offline


Registered: 06/24/09
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Loc: Houston
Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
To answer your question, the Wheeler kit seems to get good reviews.


Second that. I got a wheeler kit with a torque wrench and lapping kit, it was on sale at nearly he same price as just the wrench. I do it on all rings for no real good particular reason other than I have the kit.

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#6135804 - 01/14/16 02:41 PM Re: Scope Lapping Kit [Re: thewrap]
Big Fitz Offline
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The Wheeler kit is fine and you will see the high areas that are lapped down. No doubt high quality rings make a difference but none are perfect, especially when variances in the pic rail are considered.
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#6147593 - 01/21/16 07:03 PM Re: Scope Lapping Kit [Re: thewrap]
Dave Davidson Offline
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What do you consider good rings and bases?
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#6150743 - 01/23/16 03:49 PM Re: Scope Lapping Kit [Re: thewrap]
Biggs Offline
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I think even good rings and bases can benefit being lapped, though they probably don't need it, defiantly doesn't hurt especially if your guns are put thru as much hell as mine. I use Wheeler, never had a problem.

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#6151173 - 01/23/16 08:36 PM Re: Scope Lapping Kit [Re: Biggs]
Tff caribou Offline
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Originally Posted By: Biggs
I think even good rings and bases can benefit being lapped, though they probably don't need it, defiantly doesn't hurt especially if your guns are put thru as much hell as mine. I use Wheeler, never had a problem.


This is a legitimate question.

I hear guys all the time say they put their guns through hell, or they are hard on their guns, or something of that nature. What kind of hell are you putting your guns through?
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#6155906 - 01/26/16 01:49 PM Re: Scope Lapping Kit [Re: thewrap]
Biggs Offline
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Registered: 03/31/11
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Loc: Comanche, tx
Well i have collectors but the guns I actually shoot get carried in the pickup or on a four wheeler 24/7, 90% dirt road and pasture miles, never cleaned unless they flat out won't function ect.

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#6191724 - 02/20/16 04:53 AM Re: Scope Lapping Kit [Re: RiverRider]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Loc: bastrop county
Originally Posted By: RiverRider
Some mounting systems may not need lapping, but there are plenty of mounting systems that benefit from lapping for a number of reasons. And it ain't because they aren't "good" rings and bases.

The Wheeler kit is adequate.
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#6191752 - 02/20/16 06:50 AM Re: Scope Lapping Kit [Re: Tff caribou]
victor454 Offline
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Registered: 10/13/13
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Loc: Aledo
Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Buy good rings and good bases, and you'll never have to lap rings.
100%

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