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Hello: 
 
    This is the question.  I'm shooting a Browning BAR in .338 Win mag and a TC Prohunter in .300 win mag.  I have a rail on the BAR with detachable Warne rings.  The same on the T/C.  I have Trijicon 2.5 - 10 by 56 mm scopes on each.  I'm not happy with the BAR's performance.  I want to return to traditinal scope mounts and rings that won't move or cause issues.  I'm also considering a change away from Trijicon to a traditional cross hairs scope.  Can someone please suggest a good steel base and accompanying rings for high recoil hunting rifles?  I think I've had enough with the rails and detachable rings.    Thank you. 
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Concur with SVT. 
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Muskethead, the aforementioned Talley LW rings are excellent, and will withstand plenty of recoil, but keep in mind, they aren't steel rings as you requested; they're aluminum alloy.

However, they are every bit as strong as many steel rings because they have a wide gripping surface with 4 cap screws per ring, and there is no separate base + ring; they are integral and mount directly to the receiver without a separate base.
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I concur with SVT also or you could use a Leupold Dual Dovetail system. I've used both systems, to me it boils down to personal preference.
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The Leupy Dual Dovetail system is indeed very good as well, as it dispenses with the weakness of the traditional "Redfield" dovetail system -- the dreaded rear windage screws that provide a very weak connection. It also gives you the added flexibility of using any mfg's rings designed for the "turn-in" dovetail cam system, so you have additional heights to choose from, along with being able to use the Burris Signature rings with the self-aligning inserts.
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

The Leupy Dual Dovetail system is indeed very good as well, as it dispenses with the weakness of the traditional "Redfield" dovetail system -- the dreaded rear windage screws that provide a very weak connection. It also gives you the added flexibility of using any mfg's rings designed for the "turn-in" dovetail cam system, so you have additional heights to choose from, along with being able to use the Burris Signature rings with the self-aligning inserts.


+1.. I've run the signature rings in double dovetail for quite awhile now and I swear by them. One set is on a Kimber Montana in 338WM and they are great for rifles with firm recoil.. I generally just swear at windage adjustable bases...
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Talley steel bases and rings are very strong and the machining is precise. They look good too.
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Talley steel bases and rings are very strong and the machining is precise. They look good too.


Yes, they are indeed strong. I like them and have several sets. They incorporate recoil shoulders in the bases, and as you said, the machining is very precise.

Some folks don't like vertically-split rings. I do like the clean look of Talley's vertically split rings, but I'm neutral on vertically-split rings in general from a functional standpoint. They're just a tad more difficult to setup and get the scope rotated so the reticle is square than with horizontally-split rings. I wouldn't hesitate to buy more sets in the future.
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I run Talley bases and TPS steel rings.  They are traditional base and rings but they won't move! I had them on a Mark V .340 Weatherby for (5) years and they never moved!
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i have a game reaper one piece scope mount.it looks solid to me.
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I use Leupold QR steel rings and bases on both my .338 and .30-06.  They return to zero reliably, and let you carry an extra sighted-in scope for hunts in remote areas.  I've never had a problem with them.
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