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I need 35mm rings for a Vortex 5-20HD on a Remington 700 LTR.  There aren't a ton of options for rings.  I've heard not too great things on Vortex rings.  The Valdada ones seem to get good recommendations.

So for a 50mm objective, it seems I need about 28mm of clearance including a scope cap. 

Half of the tube height is 17.5, and the .25 low valdada rings are 6.4mm, for a total of 23.9mm clearance.

Anyone know what the height of the 20moa valdada one-piece base is?  Looks like as long as it is at least 5-6mm, I should be OK.

So should I go with the low rings?  Any reason I should move up to the mediums?

Any other brands you would recommend?  Looking to not spend a whole lot more than $200 for bases and rings.  I do plan on lapping them as long as I can find/make a 35mm rod.

Thanks!

Jesse
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Vortex 35mm are made by seekins. They are very good rings. Better than valdada IMO

Also dont lap just because u can. Thats a good way to ruin rings and ruin the finish on your scope tube.
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I concur on the Seekins recommendation from our esteemed member. 

Then again, I just don't like IOR.  
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Change of plans.  I'm going with the Vortex Precision Matched rings.  Those appear to be the Seekins ones.  The great tolerances appear to make it so you have a higher probability of not needing to lap them.

Now, what type of base should I get?  Seekins for that as well?  Again, I want similar quality to help the chance of things lining up nicely.
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Seeking makes a good base.  Most likely it will be your guns receiver that will be out of wack and not your rings or base.

This is a good review of another big reason for lapping or really for not lapping.  I use a kit like this to mount all my scopes and bed when necessary.  Not once have I had to lap a set of rings since. 

http://snipersparadise.com/sniperchat/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=12617
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Great article.  That pretty much sums up what I've found over the past few days.  My plan is to get a good base, and check alignment for that first.  If it needs to be adjusted, I will take it to a smith to be bedded, or maybe do it myself.  I will then mount quality rings, which should then not need to be lapped.  But I can check that as well.
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Wheeler makes a kit that has alignment bars that are much cheaper than the Kokopelli kit too. 
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