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What are some of the lightest in ounces high and or extra high rings (30mm) that will work with a pic rail?
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Seekins aluminum? 
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TPS aluminum
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If the absolute lightest high pic rings is the priority and you're not opposed to vertically split rings, the Warne tactical rings may be a tad lighter by having thinner cross-section through the center, but not certain on that.

http://swfa.com/Warne-AR15-Flat-Top-Aluminum-30mm-Rings-P10113.aspx
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Weight?
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Seekins generally mills out as much material as possible without compromising strength. I haven't tried Warne aluminum rings, but have some of their steel rings for a Tikka rail. The build quality is good so I'd imagine their aluminum rings if lighter would be a good choice. But if it's half an ounce or less I'd consider the Seekins because there's so much attention paid to design, detail and high production standards.
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Seekins says 4.7 oz / ring for their aluminum 30mm highs.

TPS and Warne don't specify weight in their specs that I've found.

Warne says on their website that the rings I referenced are sintered steel rather than aluminum, so they must have either discontinued the "aluminum" version SWFA lists on their site or it's listed as "aluminum" in error.

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4.7 ounces per ring or 4.7 ounces for the set of rings?
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Lightest rings I have found weigh 5 ounces for both rings. 
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Maybe they meant for the set, but the way they have the specs worded on their site, it implies per ring. That does seem awfully heavy for a single aluminum ring, beefy though it is.

Here you go... Murphy titanium high pic rings @3.06 oz. per pair! But they're very pricey!

http://www.murphyprecision.com/Products/Item/2015
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Wow!
Those are light!!!!
I think they win for lightest in weight and heaviest in priceBandito
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Maybe they meant for the set, but the way they have the specs worded on their site, it implies per ring. That does seem awfully heavy for a single aluminum ring, beefy though it is.

Here you go... Murphy titanium high pic rings @3.06 oz. per pair! But they're very pricey!

http://www.murphyprecision.com/Products/Item/2015




Very nice.
I don't own a 30mm scope... makes me want to buy 30mm scope.
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4.0 - 4.7 oz. Is for a set of Seekins 30mm 4-screw rings (weight range based on height).
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Murphy Precision makes a 30mm in titanium that is 3.06 oz/pair.
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Originally posted by Geo_Erudite Geo_Erudite wrote:

Murphy Precision makes a 30mm in titanium that is 3.06 oz/pair.
 
Sorry, didn't see the post above that mentioned these rings.
 
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