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Stainless gun / Matte scope - what rings and base?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by fnslpmark112, Nov 11, 2010.

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  1. fnslpmark112

    fnslpmark112 Member

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    I finally did it (thanks to THR). I purchased the Winchester Model 70 SS Extreme in 30-06.

    I already have a black matte VX3 3.5-10x40.

    I am going to order Leupold Dual Dovetail bases and low rings. What should they be - Stainless or Matte?
     
  2. Uncle Mike

    Uncle Mike Member

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    Matte, IMO stainless rings on a matte black scope looks....hokey!
     
  3. Welding Rod

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    I like SS in that application.
     
  4. Damon555

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    Matte black for sure....stainless rings with black scope doesn't look very good.....imho
     
  5. dubbleA

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    Personally I prefer matte black base and rings on stainless. I find that there are various finishes on stainless firearms and matching it is very hard. Leupold rings and bases, from what I have seen are nickel plated and the color isn't even close resembling SS. Matte black and silver contrast good together in my book.
     
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  7. sansone

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    unclmike nailed it
     
  8. WYcoyote

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    Me ,too.
    Bases and rings should match the gun in my opinion.
    SS on SS.
    Your reasoning for having a SS gun should follow thru to the mounts.
     
  9. brettrow

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    Great gun, I love mine in the .270. I put a one piece leupold steel base on mine because I think one piece bases are stronger, but two piece bases work too. Definitely matte. The SS looks awesome but after a few morning hunts with the sun coming up I decided to matte black the whole gun, and Im glad I did. Dont forget to break the new barrel in.
     
  10. fnslpmark112

    fnslpmark112 Member

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    Thanks. I went for the matte rings and base.
     
  11. Maverick223

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    Deep, polished gloss blue...




    ...JK, matte black would be my choice.

    :)
     
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