Leupold PRW Rings Question


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Prof
March 25, 2003, 12:22 AM
I am trying to mount a Weaver K-4 scope onto a Weaver style base using Leupold PRW rings. The bottom rings fit right onto the rail and the scope sits in the bottom rings okay. However, when I try to put the upper half of the rings on, they won't fit over the scope. What am I doing wrong? :confused: Are they supposed to "snap" over the scope (sounds like it would harm the scope).

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Prof
March 25, 2003, 09:14 AM
btt:)

Will Fennell
March 25, 2003, 09:24 AM
Prof,
If you are talking about Leupold QRW rings, the top half "snaps" over the scope tube. Put a little lube on the tube before you do this and it should scratch anything.

Great Rings......I am using several sets on various rifles now.

Prof
March 25, 2003, 09:37 AM
Thanks, Will. The PRW are the new version of the QRW. However, they are non-detachable: i.e.- they don't have the adjustable lever which allow the rings to be taken off and returned to zero. These attach to bases that are, themselves, detachable. I looked at the pictures on Leupold's website and the two rings both look alike in that the top half is "longer" than the bottom half. So, I think your advice about using the lube and "snapping" them onto the scope is probably good for these rings as well. Thanks again!

Omaha-BeenGlockin
March 25, 2003, 10:31 AM
Yes---they snap on.

You can flex them open a bit with your fingers to get them to slide on a little easier.

The PRW rings are just the non-detachable(cheaper) version of the QRW rings.

hksw
March 25, 2003, 12:41 PM
As you noticed, the upper 'halves' extend past 180° to connect to the lower rings, slightly encircling the scope. For fear of marring the scope, I've always ground a slight bevel on the inside corner of the upper rings so that so that they clear the scope with no (or very little) need of being spread for installation.

A few other scope ring manufacturers also have similar lines where one 'half' of the ring encompasses the scope more than 180°. Some, like Badger, mill out the obstructing corner of the ring. This is basically what I'm doing when I bevel the edges.

boing
March 26, 2003, 01:30 AM
What is the (perceived?) advantage of the "more than 180º" ring top?

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