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With the proliferation of Picatinny style bases and  rings to match those bases I find it hard to believe that some of the makers of the so-called matched sets are actually trying to fit a round bolt(Peg) in a square hole,FLASHBACK IN TIME-Years ago Weave produced a base with
a half round slot to accommodate a ring with a  round cross bolt,at that time a very good Idea,RETURN TO PRESENT TIME-Weaver and other companies did away with the half round slot deciding that a square cut slot is the way to go,the problem I have with this concept is,how can a round cross bolt fit properly in a square cut slot?Unless I fell off the turnip truck,the law of physics has almost always been a square peg in a square hole and a round peg in a round hole,The point here is that some high end rings with a round cross bolt are being matched up with a square cut slot,I would think that the holding ability would be compromised, ie recoil shifting the scope.Of course this is just my opinion,I may be wrong.













   
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I think part of it is the cost of machine work and the fact that round pieces of material thread better than square. Some like Warne rings while  using round bolts also include a square assemby of some type to prevent movement. Granted some rings out there are crap because they do not hold constant position well. If you stick with Badger Ordnance rings and Warne, ARMS, GG&G, LaRUE  rings for your picatinny rail set ups you should have no problem.  

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They are doing that so their rings can fit either a weaver base or a picatinny style base.  Because weaver will fit picatinny but not the other way around. 
I agree it is stupid, but as a marketing and selling stand point it makes more sense for them to do it that way.  
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I think part of it is the cost of machine work and the fact that round pieces of material thread better than square.

Weaver's new ring has a threaded square bolt-20 bucks.
High end ring has round bolt-50 bucks/up,go figure.


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