My wife and I have been hunting a total of 2 years now and the forum was a great resource when I was first getting started as I had a lot of optics questions.
Just wanted everyone's opinion on this:
My wife drew into Idaho Unit 44 this year which is a supposedly great unit. She hasn't harvested a muley yet. As our budgets are tight we only had money to get a good scope/mounting system on my .300 WM a few years ago. So I have a nice Burris with Leupold rings.
She'll be hunting with her 243 as she doesn't want to use my 300 with good optics. We have a older Tasco 4x on hers that was accurate as of last season. With her good draw I started worrying more about her optics not being up to snuff. It's an older Tasco that came with the 243 that was handed down. We simply sighted it in and went from there. It was accurate enough but with drawing into a good unit I'm getting paranoid. We never had problems with it fogging or not holding a zero on our last hunt.
My father-in-law offered to let us use his Leupold Rifleman with the QRW rings (weaver style to throw on her 243 for the season (I was laid off and will be returning to college at 30 so our budget is tight).
On my .300 WM I blew threw 2 crappy scopes before I finally ponied up the money for a good scope that could handle the recoil. I was given good advice here on a good scope and ring/base style that would stay solid on that rifle. It's worked great.
What's everyone's opinion on the QRW rings/bases? I've heard folks claim that the quick release rings aren't solid enough for a magnum and are a risk to shift and screw accuracy. Since a 243 is so light I assume it would work fine but want to get everyone's insight before spending the money to buy QRW bases to put on her gun.
Is it a dependable option for a low powered hunting rifle or should I be going with a different ring/base combo?