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For CTR, pic rings, I am partial to seekins. Others work just as well, seekins are clean, strong, and have yet to fail me.
For a T3, I am partial to Talley lightweights, they screw in directly on the action. The rings that come with the action are suitable only to piss you off and fail you at the worst time.

Be mindful of the ease with which the CTR mag can be released. It is a great 10-round mag, and is $100 to replace. The release is too easily hit, and it would be an expensive lesson.

Aside from that, velocity drops the moment the bullet leaves the barrel, always take higher BC over a bit more velocity. The round sheds v the whole flight, but the BC is constant.

Lastly, McMillan makes a great replacement for the POS CTR stock. They go on sale occasionally. Get a stock for the T3 varmint then pay them $50 to inlet it. The CTR version is $800, the varmint can be had for $350+$50 for I letting. It is a great deal on a great stock. Don't pay $800 for the CTR version.
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Originally posted by dennisb dennisb wrote:

I plan on running TPS or seekins rings on my tikkas.


I have a love both. Seekins a bit more so. 
I kinda like how tps are like a vertically split ring turned on it's side. Makes levelling easy. Tightening the cap is less likely to rotate the tube.
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

For CTR, pic rings, I am partial to seekins. Others work just as well, seekins are clean, strong, and have yet to fail me.
For a T3, I am partial to Talley lightweights, they screw in directly on the action. The rings that come with the action are suitable only to piss you off and fail you at the worst time.

Be mindful of the ease with which the CTR mag can be released. It is a great 10-round mag, and is $100 to replace. The release is too easily hit, and it would be an expensive lesson.

Aside from that, velocity drops the moment the bullet leaves the barrel, always take higher BC over a bit more velocity. The round sheds v the whole flight, but the BC is constant.

Lastly, McMillan makes a great replacement for the POS CTR stock. They go on sale occasionally. Get a stock for the T3 varmint then pay them $50 to inlet it. The CTR version is $800, the varmint can be had for $350+$50 for I letting. It is a great deal on a great stock. Don't pay $800 for the CTR version.
That's a great heads up on the McMillan stocks! I appreciate it.
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Originally posted by dennisb dennisb wrote:

Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Originally posted by dennisb dennisb wrote:

I plan on running TPS or seekins rings on my tikkas.


I have a love both. Seekins a bit more so. 
I kinda like how tps are like a vertically split ring turned on it's side. Makes levelling easy. Tightening the cap is less likely to rotate the tube.

Are you talking about the indexing marks on the TPS? 
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Originally posted by dennisb dennisb wrote:

Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Originally posted by dennisb dennisb wrote:

I plan on running TPS or seekins rings on my tikkas.


I have a love both. Seekins a bit more so. 
I kinda like how tps are like a vertically split ring turned on it's side. Makes levelling easy. Tightening the cap is less likely to rotate the tube.


Are you talking about the indexing marks on the TPS? 
I guess. How one side is tightened with no gap. The scope is rotated til the retical is level and the other side tightened with a gap.
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Yep. 
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Yep. 
I'm not the most articulate when banging stuff out on my phone.
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No, we are talking the same language. 

Seekins are just a cut above TPS, IMHO. Both are great, so there's no "bad" choice.   
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

No, we are talking the same language. 

Seekins are just a cut above TPS, IMHO. Both are great, so there's no "bad" choice.   
TPS availability seems kinda hit and miss. If I can't get the exact TPS rings I want, when I'm ready. I won't feel bad about"settling" for Seekins. I'll probably change my mind several times between now and then anyway.
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TPS was mostly miss there for a while. Lot of folks got mad and looked elsewhere. Who could blame them? 
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True, you really can't. On the other hand I've read nothing but good about Seekins. The rings and their CS.
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Many, many moons ago, we had a guy that worked for/with TPS. Cool guy, but we bagged on him HARD about TPS customer service. (Or the lack there of.) 

Any who, he moved on. He hasn't been back since '13. 

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I used 10x fixed SS scopes since 97, since back when they were Tasco. I used them at 6 sniper schools and for every application over the years. Just last year did i move to the 5-20x scopes. SWFA does an awesome job on their products! This year i plan on a few 3-15x SS scopes.
I have a like new set of Badger Ordinance medium rings if anyone needs any.
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