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#1 Craig J

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 12:51 AM

So what brand of mounts do you like for you scope?

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 06:43 AM

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 06:59 AM

Just put a Larue on my R-15 and that thing is great....a bit on the pricey side but IMO well worth it!!

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 07:41 AM

I use mostly Weaver. That LaRue stuff is pricey kool-aid, but no doubt it'll work.
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 08:15 AM

Opti-locks!!
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 01:33 PM

Opti-locks!!

Do you have a tikka?

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 10:26 PM

Leupold "Dual Dovetail" mostly but a few Leupold "Standard".
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 05:35 AM

+1 for the leupold dual dovetail mounts. :) I also like Conetrol, beautiful blueing, no lumps on the rings, and they are bull strong.
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 08:39 AM

Do you have a tikka?

I will very shortly, I'm currently between rifles...
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 11:04 AM

I will very shortly, I'm currently between rifles...

The reason I asked is that I just bought a Tikka T3 in 223 and it comes with Opti-locks. I am just wondering if I need to trade them out for something better.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 01:20 PM

There is nothing better. The opti-lock is the best design on the market IMHO. Is this a new rifle? As far as I know, they come with rings in the box, but not opti-locks.I was also looking at the GameReaper one-piece base/rings for a possibility. Anyone tried these?
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 02:07 PM

I also just ordered a tikka and been searching for scope mounts. I have been looking at http://www.dednutz.com/

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 03:30 PM

Hey there you go, that's the Game reaper. They look interesting to me, don't know anyone who's used them though.
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 08:02 AM

There is nothing better. The opti-lock is the best design on the market IMHO. Is this a new rifle? As far as I know, they come with rings in the box, but not opti-locks.I was also looking at the GameReaper one-piece base/rings for a possibility. Anyone tried these?

They are Opti-Locks. Maybe a lower grade but that is what they come with. I looked up there web site to confirm and they are the 40.00 mounts/rings.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 08:16 AM

Got any pics? Do your rings have a rubber ring in the middle? If they're the rings that came with the rifle, ditch 'em. The nice-er opti locks go for approx $75 for the base and $75 for the rings.
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 08:26 AM

Got any pics? Do your rings have a rubber ring in the middle? If they're the rings that came with the rifle, ditch 'em. The nice-er opti locks go for approx $75 for the base and $75 for the rings.

No they don't have the inner ring. This is them model number S1322967http://www.a2zoutdoo...cope_mounts.htm

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 08:44 AM

What you have are the tikka ringmounts, not opti locks.
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 08:49 AM

Ya know I stand corrected. I just saw the name and..... well you know the rest. Maybe they can't sell them so they give them away.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 09:30 AM

go get the opti-locks!
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Posted 21 February 2009 - 09:00 AM

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 03:04 PM

I like Burris steel picatinny bases with Leupold PRW rings, also have a few Leupold Duel dovetail set ups.,,300wsm

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 04:36 PM

I personally have not found a better ring and mount system than Conetrol for a "sporting hunting" rifle. They are Bull Strong(as someone above stated), Gorgeous looking, with no unsightly large lugs, exposed screws or tracks that only a tank could love. However, the opti lock may work just fine; especially since you already have them.my :two-cents: Frank

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 06:01 PM

Leupold two-piece standard mount. I'm a leftie, plus I like the fact that the Torx screws they ship with don't need any Lock-tite.No complaints with 'em at all, I'd buy again in a second. I was concerned initially that black mounts would look funny on the stainless barrel of my Savage 116, but looks just dandy.

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 07:42 PM

Warne! Solid steel. Someone I know had the aluminium Leopolds that the rear pin sheared off. I don't want my mounts to ruin a hunt.

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 07:02 PM

I have a lot of different rings and mounts the last set I just bought were the warne steel rings for my tikka t3

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:21 AM

Warne! Solid steel. Someone I know had the aluminium Leopolds that the rear pin sheared off. I don't want my mounts to ruin a hunt.

That's really weird -- do you know the circumstances? Aluminum should be more than strong enough to prevent that from happening. Your friend may have just gotten a defective mount (it happens -- you mill anything, a certain percentage are going to have nonobvious defects).




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