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#6875116 - 08/31/17 06:08 PM Aluminum vs steel rings
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Does it matter?

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#6875176 - 08/31/17 07:24 PM Re: Aluminum vs steel rings [Re: Brother in-law]
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On a heavy recoiling rifle I prefer steel personally.

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#6875233 - 08/31/17 08:26 PM Re: Aluminum vs steel rings [Re: Brother in-law]
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No, as long as the design is solid.

Aluminum does hard, heavy work every day. The 75 foot ladder on my fire apparatus is made out of aluminum to reduce weight, significantly from a steel ladder (3500 pounds lighter) and I've trusted my life to that aluminum more times than I can remember.

Talley Tactical is an aluminum ring that comes to mind. The design is extremely strong, and reliable. Obviously they are lighter than steel rings.
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#6875238 - 08/31/17 08:28 PM Re: Aluminum vs steel rings [Re: Brother in-law]
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I will need a pic rail also, I bought a new toy

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#6875249 - 08/31/17 08:35 PM Re: Aluminum vs steel rings [Re: Brother in-law]
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EGW aluminum has held up just fine for thousands of rounds on multiple rifles, for me.

Inexpensive, fit, and MADE IN USA.
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#6875250 - 08/31/17 08:38 PM Re: Aluminum vs steel rings [Re: FiremanJG]
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Aight I'll check them out

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#6875295 - 08/31/17 09:12 PM Re: Aluminum vs steel rings [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
I will need a pic rail also, I bought a new toy


What did you buy?
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#6875313 - 08/31/17 09:46 PM Re: Aluminum vs steel rings [Re: Big Fitz]
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Originally Posted By: Big Fitz
Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
I will need a pic rail also, I bought a new toy


What did you buy?


1/8 twist tikka 223 to be chopped to 16" for my calling gun

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#6875325 - 08/31/17 10:02 PM Re: Aluminum vs steel rings [Re: Brother in-law]
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Sounds like a sweet rig. What scope are you putting on it?

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#6875340 - 08/31/17 10:19 PM Re: Aluminum vs steel rings [Re: el_cazador713]
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Not sure yet, researching now

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#6876277 - 09/02/17 08:39 AM Re: Aluminum vs steel rings [Re: Brother in-law]
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Another vote for EGW bases.
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#6876423 - 09/02/17 12:26 PM Re: Aluminum vs steel rings [Re: Brother in-law]
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I use an inexpensive EGW base and inexpensive SWFA aluminum rings on my Tikkas and they make tiny groups and hold zero just fine.

If I was shooting a 300WM, I might be more willing to spend more on stuff like rings/bases.

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#6876563 - 09/02/17 04:02 PM Re: Aluminum vs steel rings [Re: Brother in-law]
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"Calling Rifle" ???

You're as bad as me:

1. Hunters Rifle match rifle, for JG's
2. Long Range hunting rifle
3. Shorter range hunting rifle
4. metallic Silhouette, F-Class rifle

and on and on it goes, don't think I could ever get along with just one. I was able to cull 3 center fire rifles this year but added one back in the herd

Sounds like a neat project BIL. It's a Tikka, its gotta be good.
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#6877774 - 09/04/17 12:02 AM Re: Aluminum vs steel rings [Re: booradley]
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Originally Posted By: booradley
Another vote for EGW bases.


Put one on my 93R 17 last week peep

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#6877904 - 09/04/17 09:14 AM Re: Aluminum vs steel rings [Re: 2Beez]
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Originally Posted By: 2Beez
Originally Posted By: booradley
Another vote for EGW bases.


Put one on my 93R 17 last week peep


You getting ready for the Rim Fire Challenge?
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