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Forgive me gentlemen if this topic was covered, however, I would like to know what your opinions are on the strongest mounts for a hard kicking sporter. I would like to mount a Bushnell 6500 on a 300WM that weighs about 7lbs. It's a Remington 700 if that matters. I am only interested in 2 pc. mounts. I will drill and tap the receiver for 8-40's if necessary. I kind of like the Talley set up, but would like to know of any others you have used.
 
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Roy,
If Talleys are your preference, I highly doubt they would ever be a problem.  I've never personally used them on any truly hard kickers, but I've seen them used on quite a few dangerous game rifles and have never heard of any problems.  They have an inherently strong connection design between ring and base.  The dovetailed ring connection is retained the base with double shoulders to prevent the rings from sliding.  On a hard kicker, I would probably use their "Screw Lock" or the QD rings, since they are a little wider than the "Fixed" rings and have 2 screws at the top of the ring instead of 1.  There probably wouldn't be a problem with using either ring, though.  I have Talleys on several rifles and have always been very pleased with them.  If I'm not mistaken, I seem to remember you already have Talleys on some of your rifles, so I'm probably not telling you anything you don't already know about them.
 
In a 2 piece base design, I would say the Leupold dual dovetail rings would have to be quite strong due to the fact the ring is totally captured in the base and short of shearing the ring stud off, there is no way the ring could come loose from the base without deliberately removing the scope and rotating the rings.
 
ANY of the wide, 4-screw tactical style rings for Picatinny / Weaver style bases are very strong as well.  One that especially comes to mind is the Ken Farrell rings.  These rings have a unique clamping design featuring a groove through the center of the ring i.d., which creates 2 contact surfaces with the scope tube in each ring, providing increased grip on the scope tube.
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I currently have Talley's on my Cooper 57and a pair of LW's on a Remmy sporter, but, none are kickers. I should have stated in my post that I would not be using any tactical type mounts for this rifle.
 
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Roy,
I should have read your post more carefully, as for some reason, I had it in my mind that you were scoping a rifle with much heavier recoil than .300WM.  I happen to have Talley QD rings with 2-piece bases on my .300WM, so I can vouch for the fact they are plenty strong for the task.  I even accidentally dropped this particular rifle while climbing into an elevated blind once and it landed onto a large rock 10' below, directly on the scope's ocular bell.  The image was screwed up because of the resulting lens misalignment, but I checked the rifle for zero afterwards and POI had not changed!  A great testiment to both the mounts and the scope! 
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use leo turnins on a 416 all the time, but the rifle goes about 9 and its a light scope. I'd go with leo weaver mts, and PRW rings- no doubt they will take it, but may destroy the lines you are trying to save. if you want removable the leo lx system.
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I have Talley QD's on a Remington .375 H&H that is 8 1/2 pounds. They have never given me a problem on this gun or several others I have them on.
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