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I plan to mount a scope on a T/C Triumph muzzleloader and I've seen (2) different bases. One is aluminum for about $15, the other is a steel Warne Maxima for about $45. I would think the aluminum base should be sufficient BUT these bases are about 4 1/2" long and all (4) mounting holes are on one end of the base. This leaves almost 2 1/2" of the front section "laying" on the barrel with no attachment screws.
 
Is the aluminum base still as good as the steel one? I'm really thinking about the Talley or Dednutz one piece units as I really don't plan to swap the scope onto another firearm. And the QR rings don't give me the piece of mind in returning to zero if I did remove it so any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Aluminum bases are ok IMO on rimfire and air.  Anything other than that needs steel.  I have seen a friends aluminum base on his 243 that warped sitting, sliding, banging around, thrown, and used in his truck over the course of his hunting season.  Steel just has a higher tolerance and more rigid than aluminum. 
 
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