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Are Burris scope rings/base any good?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Enron Exec, Jan 3, 2008.

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  1. Enron Exec

    Enron Exec Member

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    Hi guys,

    I got my new scope in and am about to mount it on my 1st rifle, a Sig SHR 970 in 300winmag. I understand the importance of using good rings and base but the only other brand is Leopold and that reqs a 6 week lead time for the base. Will the standard Burris rings/base hold zero or am i looking at a headache? :banghead:
     
  2. TX1911fan

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    From what I have read, Burris makes fine bases and rings.
     
  3. atomchaser

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    Yes, they are good quality on par with Leupold. I like the signature rings and have them installed on several guns.
     
  4. SSN Vet

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    Lay a base and pair of rings manufactured by Burris, Redfield or Leopold on the table and you'll be hard pressed to tell the difference.

    The real queation is whether you want to go with a "standard" mount setup or Weaver style.

    In my limited experience, a correctly installed standard mount is rock solid.

    I'll leave it up to others to comment on the Weaver style.
     
  5. JesseL

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    I am really enamored with the Burris Zee rings.

    They have spherical plastic inserts that make it impossible to tweak a scope with misaligned rings, grip the scope securely without marring the scope, and allow you to adjust the scope's alignment by using offset inserts.
     
  6. Gator

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    Yeah, those Zee rings are fantastic, that's all I use now.
     
  7. redneck2

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    +3 on the Zee rings. They also have .020 offsets for long range shooting.
     
  8. Pigspitter

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    I use burris rings on my LTR in tandem with a Xtrema Tactical, they work great and are rock solid.
     
  9. Enron Exec

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    Thanks for the help guys. :)

    My first rifle (excluding 10/22 lol)!

    [​IMG]
     
  10. LouBurris

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    Great looking set up! Lou
     
  11. CB900F

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    Enron;

    I have a Tikka .338 Winchester magnum. It had Burris rings & bases, what appears to be the same one-piece with windage rear, that you have. Watch that rear very closely, mine wouldn't hold against the recoil. The gun now wears it's Zeiss 3.5-10X 44mm in Talley rings. Several hundred rounds later there's been no problem.

    900F
     
  12. LB7_Driver

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    The Burris Signature rings have the floating plastic inserts, and they are also available with their Zee (Weaver-style) rings.

    I will not install a scope in a set of rings without either lapping them, or using Burris Signature Rings.
     
  13. Ben Shepherd

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    I use the signature rings on all my rifles now.
     
  14. backwoodzboy

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    I use the Burris Signature rings and the Burris dual dovetail bases. Seems to me that if you have anything adjustable on your base there would be a potential to fail, maybe a very small chance of failure, buy still a better chance than something without the extra moving peices. I would recommend Optics planet or www.opticsplanet.com, the saved me a lot of money.
     
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