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was told the steel talleys are about the best mounts out there. wanting to get some new rings for my 270. looking at the steel talleys or the lightweight talleys.   whats the better choice?
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Have both, love both. But.....The LW's are all I get now. They are lightweight, strong as heck, and I much prefer horizontal split to vertical. I have pics if you want to see. 

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I have never tried the steel, but I am sure they are very nice.  I have a few sets of the LWs and they are fantastic IMO. 
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I had a set of steel talley quick disconnects but they were not as "finished" as the LW sets I've had, they actually marred my scope.
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ive actually got some of the steel fixed talleys on my tikka.   i have a nice scope in them. are they likely to scratch up the scope?
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Yep. The steel Talley's have marred up my scope tube a bit. NONE with the LW's. 

It's not even a contest, unless your thinking of mounting a scope on a .416 Rigby or some such. I might consider the steel, but even then, I'd try the LW's first.




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i like the look of the lightweights. right now i have the DNZ mount and just dont really like the way they look thats the main reason for the change.
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Yeah, the DNZ are big here in NC too. Made just up the road. 
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i have a 56mm meopta mounted in steel talleys. a gunsmith did it for me. man i hope that thing isnt marred up
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Originally posted by Robster80 Robster80 wrote:

i have a 56mm meopta mounted in steel talleys. a gunsmith did it for me. man i hope that thing isnt marred up

I'd be mildly surprise if it didn't get bit. 
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I have multiple sets of both styles, and have never had the first problem with either.
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I have two sets of steel no problem either.
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I have both, lightweight and fixed, they're equally good, I've changed out many a scope and never had either of 'em mare the finish of the tube. The steel are a tad heavier but we're not talking a pound here. It's more the look you want unless you're going extreme light weight watching every single little ounce. The fixed look very classy, old school, stainless fixed look great on a stainless action, the matte fixed look equally as good too on any action but I've received a couple where the finish wasn't the best (Gary took care of me). The lightweights have a whole look of their own and easier to mount a scope. It's really what you like unless again you're going for shaving every single ounce. All my hunting rifles have either fixed or lightweights.  Thunbs Up
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