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#7072916 - 02/09/18 10:36 PM Those Distusting Leupold mounts...
chital_shikari Offline
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...you know, the ones with the screws in em at the rear ring? The one that came loose on my rifle last year at the shoot? Yeah, those.

THEY. ARE. EVERYWHERE.
Iím in this Facebook group involving Weatherby Mark Vs because, well, Iím a fanboy and thereís are all these beautiful, expensive rifles topped with...you guessed it...Leupold scopes sitting in these disgusting scope mounts. Now I donít have anything against Leupoldófor the most partóbut seeing such expensive kit held together by such cheap means is really annoying.

Well, itís a free country so they can do what they want. It still bothers me though.

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#7072922 - 02/09/18 10:42 PM Re: Those Distusting Leupold mounts... [Re: chital_shikari]
Tff caribou Offline
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I see just as many $2000 rifle scope combos with $9 Leupold rifleman single screw rings too.
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#7072929 - 02/09/18 11:02 PM Re: Those Distusting Leupold mounts... [Re: Tff caribou]
chital_shikari Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
I see just as many $2000 rifle scope combos with $9 Leupold rifleman single screw rings too.
crying

It's a free country!!! bang

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#7073057 - 02/10/18 07:29 AM Re: Those Distusting Leupold mounts... [Re: chital_shikari]
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Yup. I had an exchange with a guy I've worked with for twelve years and have hunted with a on several occasions during that time...and like most folks who use them, he defends them. When I asked him if he'd use a system that "secured" both front AND rear rings in that fashion I could tell I'd gotten through to him, but he was still agitated.

People are funny critters.
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#7073065 - 02/10/18 07:33 AM Re: Those Distusting Leupold mounts... [Re: chital_shikari]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 12/14/08
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Yeah I distust them too. All Burris Signature here.
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#7073216 - 02/10/18 09:54 AM Re: Those Distusting Leupold mounts... [Re: chital_shikari]
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Those bases were designed for a purpose, to provide a way to ensure the axis of the scope could be adjusted to be perfectly parallel to the axis of the bore. Otherwise, you're just assuming the mounting holes in the receiver were drilled in perfect alignment with the bore, and all the screws and holes in the scope base are perfect as well.

I've been using them for decades and never had a problem, as have many others.
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#7073258 - 02/10/18 10:25 AM Re: Those Distusting Leupold mounts... [Re: chital_shikari]
garyrapp55 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/11
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#7073269 - 02/10/18 10:35 AM Re: Those Distusting Leupold mounts... [Re: chital_shikari]
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if you worried as much about that 2 mile run as you do about other peopleís scope rings you would be in West Point right now
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#7073485 - 02/10/18 02:47 PM Re: Those Distusting Leupold mounts... [Re: chital_shikari]
21Brutus Offline
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Registered: 07/13/11
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Wow...such a relevant post.

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#7073496 - 02/10/18 03:00 PM Re: Those Distusting Leupold mounts... [Re: Texas Dan]
RiverRider Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
Those bases were designed for a purpose, to provide a way to ensure the axis of the scope could be adjusted to be perfectly parallel to the axis of the bore. Otherwise, you're just assuming the mounting holes in the receiver were drilled in perfect alignment with the bore, and all the screws and holes in the scope base are perfect as well.

I've been using them for decades and never had a problem, as have many others.



I thought they were making scopes with internal adjustments these days. I musta heard wrong.
stir
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#7073902 - 02/10/18 09:13 PM Re: Those Distusting Leupold mounts... [Re: RiverRider]
Texas Dan Online   content
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
Those bases were designed for a purpose, to provide a way to ensure the axis of the scope could be adjusted to be perfectly parallel to the axis of the bore. Otherwise, you're just assuming the mounting holes in the receiver were drilled in perfect alignment with the bore, and all the screws and holes in the scope base are perfect as well.

I've been using them for decades and never had a problem, as have many others.



I thought they were making scopes with internal adjustments these days. I musta heard wrong.
stir


Here's a post from another website that explains what happens when the scope axis is not parallel to the rifle bore...

"I have a target rifle that I had drilled and tapped for scope mounts. Well they must have drilled them out of alignment. I can zero the scope at 50 yards and then shoot at 100 yards and it will be four inches to the left. So I mounted another scope and same thing. So I pulled the scope and placed a fluorescent light bulb down in the mounts and sure thing it was not straight with the barrel. So I purchased some wind adjustable mounts and got it as close as I can with my eyes but my question is how can I get it perfectly aligned with the bore. Thanks"

Granted, today's mass production techniques are very good no doubt. Still, there are many variables that come into play.

Here's the link to the thread for those interested in reading the response to the OP.

http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5393120
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#7073905 - 02/10/18 09:16 PM Re: Those Distusting Leupold mounts... [Re: SapperTitan]
chital_shikari Offline
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
if you worried as much about that 2 mile run as you do about other peopleís scope rings you would be in West Point right now
My PT score is increasing quite nicely, thanks very much.
The thing is, THF isnít the Service Academy Forums website, so my APFT score has little to do with it.

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#7073910 - 02/10/18 09:21 PM Re: Those Distusting Leupold mounts... [Re: chital_shikari]
Cast Offline
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Back to Sig rings. They can do that too by shimming the rear left or right and then locking down.

Just how much are those adjustable mounts worth? Iíve got a junk box...
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#7074014 - 02/11/18 12:00 AM Re: Those Distusting Leupold mounts... [Re: Texas Dan]
Texas Dan Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
Originally Posted By: RiverRider
Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
Those bases were designed for a purpose, to provide a way to ensure the axis of the scope could be adjusted to be perfectly parallel to the axis of the bore. Otherwise, you're just assuming the mounting holes in the receiver were drilled in perfect alignment with the bore, and all the screws and holes in the scope base are perfect as well.

I've been using them for decades and never had a problem, as have many others.



I thought they were making scopes with internal adjustments these days. I musta heard wrong.
stir


Here's a post from another website that explains what happens when the scope axis is not parallel to the rifle bore...

"I have a target rifle that I had drilled and tapped for scope mounts. Well they must have drilled them out of alignment. I can zero the scope at 50 yards and then shoot at 100 yards and it will be four inches to the left. So I mounted another scope and same thing. So I pulled the scope and placed a fluorescent light bulb down in the mounts and sure thing it was not straight with the barrel. So I purchased some wind adjustable mounts and got it as close as I can with my eyes but my question is how can I get it perfectly aligned with the bore. Thanks"

Granted, today's mass production techniques are very good no doubt. Still, there are many variables that come into play.

Here's the link to the thread for those interested in reading the response to the OP.

http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5393120


For those that might have missed it, when the end portion of a long fluorescent tube is laid in the scope bases, it makes it much easier to see if the bases are out of alignment with the barrel. If they are, the longer the tube the more it will appear skewed to the barrel.
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#7074016 - 02/11/18 12:04 AM Re: Those Distusting Leupold mounts... [Re: chital_shikari]
postoak Offline
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Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 2956
Loc: The Woodlands, Tx
Like Dan, I've been using them for decades, with no problems.
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