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SFWA was out of the Burris Sig Sel rings that I prefer( Hate Ring Rash) for my new Kahles. I got a set of Leu 49858 QRW locally until the other rings come back into stock. Catalog says that the leu  is a 1" but package shows 0.98 This ring will not go aroung the Kahles. Is this some kind of special ring size or is this what leu calls a 1". Is the Kahles slightly larger being a European scope? I would like a quick detach for this scope so that the Rock River EOP Varmint will still fit into the case that came with it. I need some temporary rings that fit.

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Lile,
It actually says 0.98" on the package?
 
I've never heard of this before.
 
The Leupy # 49858 QRW rings are classified as 1" rings and should work with any 1" tube scope.  I would imagine they are made slightly undersize on purpose because the top strap is relatively thin and spans beyond 180 degrees across the top of the scope tube.  Being thin and by making them with slightly less than 1" i.d., they would be able to flex and conform tightly to the scope body, providing greater contact surface area and better gripping force.
 
The scope tube should fit fine into the bottom saddle of the rings.  Since the radius of the top ring halves go beyond 180 degrees, the openings at the bottom of the straps are slightly narrower than they are across the centerline.  Therefore, they are meant to be expanded initially as you fit them over the scope tube during mounting.  The big trick is to carefully do so without scratching the tube in the process, which can be a little tricky with this design. 
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I hate to damage the finish on the scope. I can see what you are saying about exceeding 180 deg but I still do not like it. After looking at another package I think the .98 may be the height and not the dia. My bad. I will not be able to leave the office for another hour or so. Will mic them when I get home. There is not a QD listed for the Sig Select. for a weaver base in the catalog. Life is full of disappointments.
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Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

After looking at another package I think the .98 may be the height and not the dia. My bad. I will not be able to leave the office for another hour or so. Will mic them when I get home. There is not a QD listed for the Sig Select. for a weaver base in the catalog. Life is full of disappointments.
 
I think you're right on the 0.98" dimension being the height from the centerline of the ring to the bottom of the ring where it sits on top of the base.
 
You should be able to install these rings without marring the scope tube if you're careful.  Try inserting the ends of an allen wrench into one of the screw holes on either side of the top ring half and then sqeezing the ends of the allen wrenches together to expand the bottom of the ring half as you slip it over the scope tube.
 
Ultimately, if you don't like this design and want QD style 1" high rings that fit Weaver bases, have you considered the Warne Maxima QD rings?
 
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I have never used the Warne rings but it may be a better choice. Definitely a better price.

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place a piece of electrical tape most of the way around the scope tube, then press the ring top on which will then allow the ring top to slide back and forth for adjustment. move it off the tape, remove the tape and use it on the other ring top.
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Good suggestion, Dale.  I've used the electrical tape trick on other ring installations before, so I don't know why it didn't cross my mind to mention it here.
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Your Leupold's were made by Warne. This ring is of sintered steel and powder coated. The ring rash will only happen because of the 70 / 30 split on the ring. 0.98 is the height to centerline. I had a set on one of my Kahles scopes.
 
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