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I recently purchased a Savage Model 25 in .223, and I'm looking for a little help with ring selection. This particular model has the Weaver style bases installed. So I am wondering what are the best rings out there for mounting to weaver style bases. Thanks in advance.
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Personally I would use Warne or Talley vertically split rings.  I prefer the former in the QD style as they are easier to set up than the permanent rings and the tightening lever after tightening can repositioned to any point to keep it out of the way and give the rifle a sleeker profile.  I do not believe the Talley QD rings can do that, but I could be wrong.  Either ones are excellent.
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That is a very "open ended" question and really doesn't have a good answer.  However, based upon your question with no further information, Millet Angle-Locs (steel) should work well for you.  If you have a ring alignment tool, you can adjust the rings to be dead-on centered (windage adjustment) prior to mounting your scope, eliminating possible stressing of the tube.  However, it is possible the rings will have to be lapped after the adjustment to attain complete alignment/fit.  Works well for me.  I have not yet had to lap Millet rings.  There are many good sets of rings out there and your application will determine exactly what is best.  What are you going to use the set up for?  Do you need to detach the scope?  What scope are you using?  Big objective requires diffent rings than smaller objective? 
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I guess I should have been a little more specific. I will be using it mainly for targets/varmints. Once I get the scope mounted it will most likely be on for a long time. So no need for detachable mounts. As of right now I am looking at a Burris 6-18X40 to mount on it. But if that falls through I also have a Weaver V-16 (4-16X42) that I thought about putting on it. The only thing that is holding me back on the Burris is that it has a fine plex reticle and the Weaver has the target dot, which I am kind of partial to. That and that I have never owned a Burris. From what I have read, they seem to be a quality scope. Thoughts?????  Thanks again
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Warne or Talley permanent rings then.
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Either Warne or Talley permanent rings would be an excellent choice.

I have not used Burris or Weaver in a while.  Others on the forum can help you more there.  My experience with both was good.  No real complaints.  Had a Weaver just literally fall apart on me once, but it was severely abused and probably needed the rest.  It was poorly treated and took a long time before it failed.  I cannot really fault the scope, thinking about it. 
 
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