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Isn't a steel ring a steel ring? Or is the steel only the pin that locks on the base? TPS sounds like the ring itself is aluminum and the pin is the alloy steel part.
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I have weaver tactical ring and I am not real happy with them. They are aluminum. I recommend warne steel rings for best bang for your buck. They are solid. I would stay away from tps if that is the case but dont own them so cant say if is steel and aluminum combo...
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Originally posted by Rattlesnakemp Rattlesnakemp wrote:

Isn't a steel ring a steel ring? Or is the steel only the pin that locks on the base? TPS sounds like the ring itself is aluminum and the pin is the alloy steel part.
 
TPS makes rings that are made of steel (the ring itself).
They also make rings made of Aluminum (the ring itself).
 
The steel is heavier and a little more expensive.
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I only run steel rings on my bolt guns. But I am doing my first tactical build and there is just so many choices. I am down to Seekens, Warne or TPS.
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Originally posted by jselsor jselsor wrote:



I have weaver tactical ring and I am not real happy with them. They are aluminum. I recommend warne steel rings for best bang for your buck. They are solid. I would stay away from tps if that is the case but dont own them so cant say if is steel and aluminum combo...
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What don't you like about the weavers if I may ask?
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Badger is out of the price range.
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What don't you like about the weavers if I may ask? [/QUOTE]
 
Weaver tac rings are flimsy. The torque nuts themselves are aluminum and feel like they are about to strip out when tightening. I cant remember what the tourque specks are but they are not even close in comparison to warne or burris. I own two sets of weaver tac rings and think they are appropriate for some rifles however after installing a set of warne 30mm rings. I think steal is the only way to go for a true long range rifle set up or heavy recoil. When installing I could tell that they were much more rigid and wasnt scared to torque those babies down which they need to be tight to the pic rail.
 
Just an opinion take it or leave it but I think most would agree 
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Originally posted by Rattlesnakemp Rattlesnakemp wrote:

I only run steel rings on my bolt guns. But I am doing my first tactical build and there is just so many choices. I am down to Seekens, Warne or TPS.


if steel is all u will use dont get seekins then, as they are aluminum.

For the original post. All steel and all aluminum are not the same. Both metals can be horrible or great depending upon how they are made.

Take talley one piece ring mounts for example. They are aluminum and are incredibly strong. I jave a set on a 45-70 that kicks quite good. I also have a set on a 300 wsm that is brutal in the recoil department and they work great on it as well.

On steel, i have broke leupold steel rings on my 45-70. I also know people who have broke several sets of badger steel rings on tactical rifles.

So my point is just because one is steel or aluminum does not mean much. Just buy a quality product that is well known and they will most likely serve u well. Any can break steel or aluminum.

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Well said supertool

 
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I have bought cheap ass rings in the past and found myself replacing them. Do yourself a favor and spend the little extra for somthing you will be happy with.
 
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I wouldn't write off aluminum. either.  I have some serious LR rigs, and they all have aluminum.  I think I will be trying out Aadmount rings, which are also aluminum.  The design, construction, and tolerances are more important than simply the metal used, IMO.
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The Aadland rings have a superior design and use high quality aluminum stock. I have not tried them yet, but intend to.  They could change my appreciation, or lack of, for aluminum rings.  As for steel failing, I just had a set of Warne QD's fail miserably on my .50.  The rings almost destroyed my SS10xHD scope...
 
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I've had some steel rings that failed and I think the worst rings I have owned were the weaver quad lock rings they just shred the finish on a scope and dont hold well. The Talley one piece ringmounts are alluminum but are superb rings for a bargain price I run them on several rifles including 300 WSM. I prefer the Badger Ordnance steel rings but also have one set of Seekins Precision aluminum that I have not had a problem with. I did get rid of one set of Badger Max 50 Ultra High for AR steel rings I think they weighed more than the rifle. I also run several sets of Warne rings and while they seem sloppy while installing them they seem do do very well and their little torque wrench is very nice I have two of them and highly recommend it.  The TPS rings seem superior to the Warne.  I also have a set of Talley steel quick detachable rings that is here waiting for a 30mm 16x42MQ scope to show up and sit on a Tikka T3
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Eveyone blasting Weaver! Maybe i should change my order... I read so many good reviews on their Tactical 6 hole rings or whatever they are called. It'll be going on a .308 but i sure dont want it to damage my SS scope... hmmm
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I have not tried their tactical model but the old style weaver rings where one sice clamped and the other had two screws in it was just fine Ive run those before without problem but the Quad Lock rings suck. Warne is a saver choice in not too expensive of rings and Talley lightweight ringmounts is the pick of the litter.
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I'll give the Weaver Tacticals a shot, keep a close eye on things. I have a set of Warne 1" permanent attach rings on my hunting rifle and they are sturdy for sure.  
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

The Aadland rings have a superior design and use high quality aluminum stock. I have not tried them yet, but intend to.  They could change my appreciation, or lack of, for aluminum rings.  As for steel failing, I just had a set of Warne QD's fail miserably on my .50.  The rings almost destroyed my SS10xHD scope...
 
BigDaddy swears he did not run over it with his truck...

I have been extremely impressed with Aadland rings and single piece mounts.  So much so, that I am slowly switching over to them wherever appropriate.  

They are not ideal for every application (sometimes I prefer QD mounts), but where applicable they work exceedingly well.

ILya
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

The Aadland rings have a superior design and use high quality aluminum stock. I have not tried them yet, but intend to.  They could change my appreciation, or lack of, for aluminum rings.  As for steel failing, I just had a set of Warne QD's fail miserably on my .50.  The rings almost destroyed my SS10xHD scope...
 
BigDaddy swears he did not run over it with his truck...


Not yet anyways.

I like Aadland also. I have some on my 300RUm and it was a perfect fit with the near base. When I am able to get out of the pour house I'll swap the 50 over ti them. Might be a little bit but it will happen. I hope.

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Exactly how long do you expect to continue this affair with Elvira???
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Exactly how long do you expect to continue this affair with Elvira???


Just until I'm done? I guess?

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Just jabbin' at you.  No worries... I know she is in good hands... but nothing under the truck...

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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Just jabbin' at you.  No worries... I know she is in good hands... but nothing under the truck...



Dang, OP take the fun out of everything.

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Does anyone have a idea on what the back order stautus of TPS rings are at the moment? I have a set of steel Super Lows on order from SWFA for a few weeks now and would really like to get them sooner than later. 
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Best bet is to call them.  1-972-scope-it
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I have the single Aadland rings on a Rem 5r in 308 also a set on my T/C 460,that are holding up just fine! That T/C has broken a Burris magnun scope & also a Bushnell 6500 elite 2.5-16.Says alot for those rings.
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