Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by dak0ta, Nov 29, 2020.
Looking for recommendations for a 1 piece steel base for my 338 Win Mag.
What ring style? Turn in, Weaver, Pic?
I've used the Leupold standard dovetail rings in the past on a R700 270 and it seems to work fine. I was considering the Leupold 1 pc dovetail, but then started looking at the PIcatinny/Weaver style for more real estate.
I've looked at Warne, TPS, Farrell. They all range in that $112-130 price range, but is what makes them different?
For a hunting gun I tend to use Talley ultralight ring/mounts, and when I am using a pic rail, its always been aluminum.....So I cant honestly answer the question. I guess they are sturdier than their aluminum counterparts, but I honestly cant see any real advantage to the steel options.
Is there much perceivable difference between two steel scope bases and a 1 piece rail? I was looking at the steel Warne 2 piece bases and they seem fine, keep the action uncluttered and easily accessible.
Every bolt gun I have and ever had I use a EGW picatinny base and some separate rings.
It is the only way I can get a scope properly mounted regarding eye relief.
The brand and composition of the base and rings are up to you.
For steel I like the Warne one piece picatinny. Of course it’s the only one piece steel picatinny base I have experience with.
I used the EGW base and Warne QD rings, it's a good combo. I'm looking at a set of Talley's though to reduce weight.
I ended up going with a Night Force steel base. Curious for those that have experience, if I plan to mount a Leupold VX-3 4.5-14x40mm scope, can I get away with Leupold low PRW rings or definitely need medium height rings?
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