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Looking at the Seekins:Precision Base and Rings to throw on my Remington 700 Police .308.

Couple of questions:

Has anyone directly compared these to Badger Ordnance? I know that they are aluminum, rather than steel, but I hear great things about them.

Also, what is the major difference between a 20 moa, and 30 moa base? Most tactical shooters go with the 20 moa base correct??

Anyone thrown these rings and base on a Remington 700. Have pics??
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Btw. I know that 10 moa is the major difference. lol ;-p I guess what I am asking, is the difference in yards approximately. Out to 600-1000 yards, 20 moa. should be more than adequate I am sure.
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From what I've read from very reliable sources, Seekins kit is of the highest quality, but I've had really good fortune using TPS or Badger and these can be bought from this fine sites sponser.
Bang for buck?? TPS.
 
I would recommend a 20 MOA rail, but it really depends on what ranges YOU intend on shooting and with what scope you plan on using and it's particular W/E adjustments.
 
Here's mine with a Badger 20 MOA rail and TPS 1" low rings.
 
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I have to agree with CT on the TPS, I just put a TPS base on my 700 and was highly impressed. 
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There are so many different models of the TPS rings when I click on it. Which exact type are you recommending for a Remington 700? Thanks
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I have the Seekins rings and bases on two rifles and they are excellent. I have directly compared a Seekins base to one made by Badger, going so far as to measure them with dial calipers. Both maintained tolerances down to .001". FWIW, Badger also makes some aluminum products from the same alloy Seekins uses. I liked that the Seekins are lighter and his ring design is more streamlined than anything I've had other than a NF DirectMount.


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Originally posted by jonoMT jonoMT wrote:

I have the Seekins rings and bases on two rifles and they are excellent. I have directly compared a Seekins base to one made by Badger, going so far as to measure them with dial calipers. Both maintained tolerances down to .001". FWIW, Badger also makes some aluminum products from the same alloy Seekins uses. I liked that the Seekins are lighter and his ring design is more streamlined than anything I've had other than a NF DirectMount.




Great answer & picture. I have decided to go with the Seekins base and rings. Not only based upon their great reputation, but for aesthetic purposes as well. There just are not any rings of this this caliber that look as streamlined and smooth.

Thanks again.
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Originally posted by USN_Sam1385 USN_Sam1385 wrote:

There just are not any rings of this this caliber that look as streamlined and smooth.

Thanks again.


That is why I ended up with seekins as well.  I have had Badger, TPS, IOR, Seekins, Nightforce.  To me they all seemed like great quality and did everything I needed.  But I like not having a nut on the side of my ring.

Just an FYI.  Do not tighten the rings to the base completely until you have your scope in the rings and your rings caps tightened.  If you do it smashes down the rings a little and your scope will not fit into the rings. 

I thought something was wrong with my rings initially because I tightened them first.  I talked to Glen Seekins about it and he told me to do it that way and they would be fine.   
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Just an FYI.  Do not tighten the rings to the base completely until you have your scope in the rings and your rings caps tightened.  If you do it smashes down the rings a little and your scope will not fit into the rings. 

I thought something was wrong with my rings initially because I tightened them first.  I talked to Glen Seekins about it and he told me to do it that way and they would be fine.   


I didn't experience that with either of my sets, but I was very careful not to overtighten the screws (not saying you weren't). One thing I'd be worried about if you didn't have the bottom halves securely fastened and butted up against the recoil grooves is inducing any twisting or flexing stress into the scope when you did tighten them. One way to avoid that is to take them up to the 55 in-lbs. Seekins recommends, then back them off a 1/4 turn or so. That would probably "relax" the bottom halves enough to make it easy to fit the scope in.
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Originally posted by USN_Sam1385 USN_Sam1385 wrote:

There are so many different models of the TPS rings when I click on it. Which exact type are you recommending for a Remington 700? Thanks
 
I like the TSR rings. I like the fact that they leave virtually zero ring marks on the scope tube.
 
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Wouldn't hurt to look at the Vortex Precision rings.  Have the dual screws to hold rings to rail.  Check them out.

http://swfa.com/Vortex-Precision-Matched-30mm-Rings-C2983.aspx
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