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    Posted: January/20/2010 at 05:32
I am putting a 42 mm objective scope on my Sako 75 Varmint, and I am curious about Talley rings. Currently the Sako Opti-Lok rings and bases sit on the rifle, (they are the high rings). I am taking off the 56 mm objective scope, so I want the 42 mm scope to sit lower. I also have a pair of unused Leupold Sako "Super High" rings, which I would like to trade even for either another pair of Leupold Sako rings "medium", or a pair of Talley rings in medium height. These are the 30 mm rings by the way. I have never owned Talley rings before, and I am curious if they are of equal quality to the Leupold rings in regards to machining tolerances. Thanks!
 
 
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Talley are great rings and the tolerances are pretty similar.  Good luck with the trade.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mike650 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/20/2010 at 08:00
Talley and Leupold are both very nice.

I don't own a Sako rifle so I can't help much in that regards. I've read mixed stories here about choosing rings and bases for a Sako so I'll let others address your questions.

My experience with both Talley and Leupold:

I have two sets of Talley "fixed". What I've found is Talley mounts sit a little higher than Leupold and the finish on the steel models not as good. I had one set of rings rust on me, I sent them back and were replaced within a few days. The design and quality of the Talley product itself is superb as well as the customer service. I'll be buying Talleys again.

Leupold: I've used the "dual dove tail" on many of my rifles and never had an issue. I changed over to Talley's on two of my rifles when I sold the Leupold scopes mounted on each.


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Thanks guys. My Sako has an integral dovetail machined into the action, so I don't need any bases. If you all know anyone who might want to trade, please let me know.
 
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I just talked to Talley on the phone, and found out that I need to buy their 2 piece base for the "fixed rings" to work with my Sako 75. I think that I would rather trade/purchase the Leupold Ringmount part # 51036.  
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I've got a medium set of Leupolds on my Sako M591 and they work great.  No problems and been on there for years.
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Originally posted by magshooter1 magshooter1 wrote:

I've got a medium set of Leupolds on my Sako M591 and they work great.  No problems and been on there for years.
 
 
Do you need a pair of "Super High" ones ?
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I've got Talley's on my Sako 75. I've been through Optilocks, Warne's, Conetrol's and one other that I can't remember. I'll keep the Talley's. You just drive the bases onto the tapered dovetail with a mallet or wood block, lightly turn the set screw in and you are good to go. 
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Originally posted by Blackbird Blackbird wrote:

Originally posted by magshooter1 magshooter1 wrote:

I've got a medium set of Leupolds on my Sako M591 and they work great.  No problems and been on there for years.
 
 
Do you need a pair of "Super High" ones ?
 
Nope, I don't have any scopes bigger than 50mm and that only requires a high ring not a super high.
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