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Anyone know the actual weight of a set of 1" Talley LW rings and the weight of Talley steel QD rings, both would be for a Rem 700?  I'm trying to figure out how much weight is saved by going with LW's.

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Do you need QD?  (That will add weight.)
How heavy is the gun?

The weight difference is noticeable - but only when holding just the rings.  Add in a scope and gun and the weight difference will be negligible unless it is a feather-weight gun.

If it is a mountain gun, get the LW; if anything else (or if QD is really needed) get the steel.

Just an opinion.

Are they going on a  heavy recoil gun?
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 I was looking at a 338 win mag http://hillcountryrifles.com/catalog/rifles-ready-to-ship_2/custom-special-338-win-mag_101 at Hill country Rifles and noticed it weighs 8 lbs and was thinking that with Talley LW's and a Swaro Z3 it might make the weight more manageable.
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I'd want the steel rings, weight will be pleasant.
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Do you need QD?  (That will add weight.)
How heavy is the gun?

The weight difference is noticeable - but only when holding just the rings.  Add in a scope and gun and the weight difference will be negligible unless it is a feather-weight gun.

If it is a mountain gun, get the LW; if anything else (or if QD is really needed) get the steel.


Just an opinion.

Are they going on a  heavy recoil gun?


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I have the fixed (steel) on two of my rifles and their great. I'll put the LW's on my next rifle which will probably be a "mountain style" rifle. Like RC said, there's a noticeable difference between the Talley steel and lightweight alloy rings when their just resting in the palm of your hand.
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Good point guys, thanks for the advice.
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