Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Mounts and Rings - recommend light ones?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ArmedBear, Dec 16, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Messages:
    23,171
    I have a set of Warne bases and QD rings on a .30-06 sporter, and they're extremely well-made. They were dead-straight, and the scope holds zero perfectly when removed and replaced on the gun.

    However, they're heavy, and I want my new .30-06 to be a lot lighter than the existing one. The rifle is a good deal lighter, and I want my scope, mounts and rings to match the rifle. I like QD, but it's not a must-have if good ones add a couple ounces.

    Does anyone have experience with quality aluminum bases/rings, or direct mounts like Talley makes? Other thoughts about saving weight vs. durability and holding zero?

    This will be on a Model 70, in case that matters for some particular setup. Thanks in advance for any good info.
     
  2. Uncle Mike

    Uncle Mike Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Messages:
    3,129
    Location:
    never never land...never land here!
    Check with Talley...they have some nice aluminum mounts.
     
  3. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Messages:
    23,171
    Do they hold up well?
     
  4. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    Messages:
    11,359
    Location:
    Northwest Arkansas
    check out deadnutz!

    you can thank me later
     
  5. Uncle Mike

    Uncle Mike Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Messages:
    3,129
    Location:
    never never land...never land here!
    Do Talley mounts hold up well....does a 30-378 Weatherby in a 4lb. rifle kick!?!

    In all seriousness, yes the do hold up, very well. we use Tally mounts primarily on most of the builds where the customer allows us to configure some/parts of the rifle.

    Never a problem with the steel Talley mounts...and come to think of it, never a problem with the few aluminum mounts we have used from them either.

    The Deadnutz are heartily built, but maybe overly so, they tend to look goofy on an otherwise nice looking rifle. Kind of like two big ol' Dunkin donuts around your scope. lol
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2009
  6. dakotasin

    dakotasin Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    4,777
    Location:
    Transient
    i use talley on most of my rifles, and for sure all of my hunting rifles, including my 338 win mag. no problems to date, and i am not exactly easy on my gear.
     
  7. kentucky_smith

    kentucky_smith Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2005
    Messages:
    1,686
    Dednutz work great.
     
  8. Horsemany

    Horsemany Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,320
    Location:
    Midwest
    Talley aluminum are king of the lightweights. Dednutz are great mounts but a little unique looking IMO.
     
  9. Gordon

    Gordon Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    8,115
    Location:
    central Kali.
    Exactly what everyone said, but I'd stay with Warne Maxima lever release.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page