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Precision Rings, Steel or Aluminum? #5616747 02/24/15 03:29 AM
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I am looking for a set of rings for a new Tikka 6.5 Creedmoor build that will be holding a Vortex PST 6-24x50 and trying to determine if steel or aluminum provides any advantage for maintaining zero. I am looking at Seekins (aluminum 4 screw) and Badger Ordnance Max 50 (steel 6 screw). The rings will be mounted to an EGW 20 MOA base. Thoughts from the experienced crowd?


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Re: Precision Rings, Steel or Aluminum? [Re: Big Fitz] #5616768 02/24/15 03:37 AM
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I've used both and see no appreciable difference when using quality components.


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Re: Precision Rings, Steel or Aluminum? [Re: Big Fitz] #5616826 02/24/15 04:11 AM
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One, you don't need 6 screw on such a light recoiling round.

Two, might as well save the weight and run aluminum four screw. I used four screw Talley Tactical aluminum on my 7 Rem Mag running 180's. Hardest recoiling rifle I have and is running the lightest weight rings.


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Thanks, that is the info I was looking for.


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Re: Precision Rings, Steel or Aluminum? [Re: Big Fitz] #5618496 02/25/15 12:39 AM
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I have used Seekins for years now. They make a good quality snag free set of rings. I've also used Badgers (non max-50), talleys, and Leupold Mark4's. The seekins rings are not lacking in any way.


Take a look at ARC M10 rings too. Outside the box thinking, and just plain cool.

http://swfa.com/M10-C4264.aspx

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Originally Posted By: 6.5x47Lapua
I have used Seekins for years now. They make a good quality snag free set of rings. I've also used Badgers (non max-50), talleys, and Leupold Mark4's. The seekins rings are not lacking in any way.


Take a look at ARC M10 rings too. Outside the box thinking, and just plain cool.

http://swfa.com/M10-C4264.aspx


Have not used badger but all my precision rings have been spot on spent more time getting the right height


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I'm looking at the same scope on the same base, what height rings are y'all running.

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I have a EGW 20moa base with same scope on my heavy barrel 6.5 Creed. I used Warne LOW steel rings with excellent results. See below for pics.

http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/5591347/Rings_-_How_tall?#Post5591347


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All of my rifles, from .22 rimfire up to .375 H&H, wear aluminum rings and bases. Almost all are Weaver/Picatinny or Weaver clones. A few wear Talley LWs, which are also aluminum.


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Aluminum is great as long as you get high quality re; NightForce, Seekins, etc.


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