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Weaver style mount vs. Leupold style

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Sask Farmer, Nov 19, 2012.

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  1. Sask Farmer

    Sask Farmer Member

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    I have a 35 brown whelan, I am upgrading the scope to a Zeiss Conquest 3x9 , The old budget priced scope was mounted with weaver mounts. Are these mounts good enough or should I switch them out to a Leupold style mount.
     
  2. Kachok

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    I switched to a one piece Reaper mount/rings and am never looking back :D Every rifle I own from here on out will have one!
     
  3. jmr40

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    The Weaver style works as well as anything made, they just don't look as nice. Going to Leupold mounts would be a step down in performance in my opinion. I wouldn't use the Leupold adjustable windage type mounts. They are overly complex, heavy, ugly and expensive. The Leupold dual dovetail mounts are probably the best looking option, but are still hard to mount, heavy and expensive. The Burris rings mount to Weaver bases. They are a better looking option compared to Weaver and are reasonably priced.

    My personal preference is for the Talley lightweights followed by DNZ. Both of these are easy to mount, less expensive and much lighter. Around 2 oz compared to 5-6 oz for steel rings and bases. Since the rings and bases are all made together they are not only lighter than steel, but stronger. They are rather uilitarian looking but look fine on most rifles. I wouldn't put them on a high end shiny rifle.

    Here are some Talley's on a 308 Winchester

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  4. helotaxi

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    I use the "standard" style mounts with Burris Signature rings on both of my hunting rifles. The Signature rings make sure that you don't bind up the scope with the rings being out of perfect alignment and the overall setup lets me get the scope down close to the rifle.
     
  5. USSR

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    The Weaver base is far superior to the Leupold/Redfield style of base. I will also second the use of the Signature Zee rings with inserts.

    Don
     
  6. Hunterdad

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    I've been switching everything over to Weaver Quad-locks. I'm very impressed with them and would easily spend 3 times what they currently sell for. I just mounted a scope on my slug gun last night and am sighting it in today. I have 100% faith in them.
     
  7. Art Eatman

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    I've used various Weaver mounts on '06s since 1950. Never a problem. I won't say that they're "better", but I'll say that they're "as good as". :)
     
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    I like Weaver style mounts using Warne QD rings. Better.....for me.
     
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