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Alright.........I have a friend that has me "now" freaked out about going back with leupold standard bases rings on my Cooper Excalibur .30-06 ! He says they do not hold zero ..back screws come loose..etc.!
 
Cooper sells a picatinny rail for my gun and I could go with burris xtr's or something ..............but I already have leupolds on hand ! Just had a couple problems with the gun and sent it back to the factory ..........should be getting it back any day!
 
What would you go with ?? And what's wrong with leupold standard sets if you have had trouble or know someone who has????????????
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If you have them use them I have them amongst others and never a worry maybe your friend is anti Leupold?
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 They are fairly decent if installed properly and checked for tightness occasionally. I have seen (Rear rings) them pop out on really hard kickers, but I think they were probably a little loose when it happened; ( friends' rifles...)

 I personally prefer picatinny or at least Dual Dovetails for 30-06- on- up types of rifles.

 Picatinny would look rather crude on a fine Kimber or Cooper sporter, though.
 Talleys have a good reputation, and would look more refined. 
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I put Talley's on my Cooper M-52 25-06. They work and look great.
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No problems to report from me on the leupold rings/bases, I also use them exclusively.
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Thanks guys !! I have plenty of time before next season so maybe I will try them and see . And can swap to a picatinny and heavy rings if needed before september. I would not put a picatanny set up on any Cooper but an Excalibur it's flat black with a mostly black kevlar stock.........fairly tactical looking !!
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Go for it  should look good! nice gun by the way!
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Hunters have been using what are now evidently called "Leupold" mounts (and were originally Redfields, and today can be made by several companies, including Burris) for decades now. Yes, the windage screws at the rear aren't the strongest system, but as RONK pointed out, the mounts usually work just fine on rifles up to about .30-06 and normal hunting scopes of a pound or so.
 
While many hunters are becoming enamored with rails and "tactical" rings, these aren't needed on average hunting rifles and scopes. The Dual Dovetails or either type of Talley mount will work very well, even on really hard-kickng rifles with 1-pound scopes.
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locktight the screws.... I have them and haven't had a problem.
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Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

I put Talley's on my Cooper M-52 25-06. They work and look great.


Cool, which Talleys, quick detachable, fixed, screw lock, or light weight one piece??
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i put a set of leupold std ring on my .375 H&H and they have been fine so far.and ive had them on 300win mags (wsm also) and never had a stitch of trouble.


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I have been using them on a 45-70 for a few years and a 7mm for like 15 years and not had a problem.  I do check to see if the screws are tight often though.  But they have never came loose yet.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

i put a set of leupold std ring on my .375 H&H and they have been fine so far.
Make sure they are tight before you shoot. Never shoot without checking them. I have seen them hold up on larger calibers if maintained correctly but, have also seem them fail beofre when not maintained. Seen these rings come back from a .338 Lapua not only did the back rings come loose but they were literally RIPPED out the ring itself was ripped on both sides where the screws screw into. So just make sure you watch them and I believe you will be fine.
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From the new guy in town -
 
If someone didn't already cover this, use Loctite Red.  There are different types of Loctite some of which you will have to drill the screws out if you decide on changing mounts in addition to depreciating the value of your firearm.   I believe Dave Petzl from Field & Stream put it best when putting scope mounts on - "tighten the screws 'til your nuts are laying on the floor". 
 
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