rings and base help


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HABU
September 13, 2004, 12:36 AM
I have en route to me a Leupole VXIII, 4.5-14X40, 30MM, long range, adjustable parallax with Boone and Crockett reticle.

I need help with the subtle nuances of scope mounting. I have mounted base, rings and scope before, but not on a scope of this quality.

The scope is going on a Remington 700, 7MM mag. and potentially on a remington 300 Ultra Mag. used strictly for hunting.

Are Leupold bases/rings adequate? Is there an industry standard for quality or is a base/ring a base/ring?

Is Lapping the rings necessary?

Is there an idiots guide to scope mounting online anywhere?

Throw in your .02.
thanks!

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lycanthrope
September 13, 2004, 12:56 AM
stay away from Leopold STD rings. They are not strong enough to handle a heavy scope and recoil (at least 7STW recoil). I ate three sets before I learned.......

There are several quality ring/base sets available, but you will pay for them. Badger comes to mind......

On a budget, I use Weaver Grand Slam bases (all steel) or Nightforce bases with Burris rings that are lapped.

simmonsguns
September 13, 2004, 01:07 AM
ditto on the ring choice.as far as lapping goes,with me i check to see how true the receiver is,than after the base or bases are fitted,check the trueness,and lap as nessary.there is enough of a difference in part to part fit to cause problems sometimes.the first time i don't check and just screw everything together is the time i bend or break a $1000.00 scope.not good.

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