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I have a Remington model 700 rifle that I plan on mounting a scope onto.  I plan on using Burris Signature rings and have a question on which type of base to use.  The three types of bases that are available are: Weaver style,  Double Dovetail, and Universal Base (dovetail in front and windage screw in back).  What are the pro's and con's of each one?  Is one considered more strong than the others?  Is one considered to hold a zero better than the others?  If it helps, like I said above, I will be using Burris Signature rings because I like the fact that they do not scratch your scope once it is mounted.  Thanks for any comments back.
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I'm no expert, but I'm personally a fan of the Weaver style. You don't say what caliber your rifle is, but I've seen the dove tails shear off on heavy recoiling rifles(300 Win Mag).
 
Just my 2 cents.
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I've seen the rear ring on the universal style base fail twice on hard kicking rifles.  one a .35 Whelen the other a .300 RUM.  But I've never seen the dovetail shear off.  Wow! I bet that was scary.
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Let me rephrase that. The dovetail sheared off on the rear mount. It was really shooting weird groups and that got us to looking at mounts. Found it before someone got hit in the eye or anything... made for very bad groups tho.

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