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I am mounting a 1.5-6X40 Sightron on a Marlin 1894 in 357mag.

I am planning on using aluminum mounts, any reason not to?

Weaver 2pc base and Weaver Quad mounts.

Thanks in advance.

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Typically, aluminum mounts have been good to go.

I have used the mounts in question with no problems.
 
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I have used steel and aluminum rings and bases, I like the aluminum alloys due to lack of potential rust, Steel is tougher though. There are gonna be trade offs, go with what will give you piece of mind.
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Aluminum pounds up with hard recoilers.........steel expands more with temp extremes and are heavier. I'd go with aluminum on your rig.

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I just traded my 357 to my brother.  It has aluminum rings on it and I haven't had to rezero it in over 10 years.  They're fine on the 1894.  Great even.
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i've used both. for the shooting/hunting i've done, i can't see any diffrence between the two, except AL is lighter and don't rust. my .02
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