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Just wondering what is the difference between a $40 EGW rail and say a $157 Badger Ordnance rail?  What makes the Badger worth $117 more than the EGW?
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quality, tolorance, material.
 
Some are alluminum, some are steel, some are to .0001th some are to .001 tolorance.
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Also note that some rails are plus 20 or plus 30 moa. I have the Badger and their rings and bases are as good as you can get but unless you are shooting long range you probably wont notice a difference.  At really long range everything matters.  It really depends on what you are shooting and what kind of distance you are trying to get out of it because you need to match the scope the rifle and the base and rings correctly its not always just about will it bolt on because a lot of scopes dont have enough internal adjustment for a plus 30 moa rail and some dont have enough for a plus 20 moa rail.
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If you are taking your scope off and on a lot I think the badger would be better as they as most likely built to better tolerances.  And will allow you right back to your zero.   Even then I have taken scopes off my EGW bases and put them back on to the same zero, so that is hard to say for certain.  The steel would probably be better for that reason to as it will not wear as fast and dent at the point of connection like aluminum does.

But if it is just going to be bolted on once and most likely left I honestly don't see the point in spending the extra money. 

Tolerances would probably make some difference in extreme accuracy shooting as well.

One down side to most of the EGW mounts is they are much taller than most other brands.  They do have a line that is lower, but they are only for a few rifles and cost a little more.

I think TPS is the best bang for the buck for "tactical" type mounts.  They have very good tolerances, come in both steel or aluminum and are priced very well.




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Another to look at would be Talley.
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TPS rails. Great value for the money. Quality rail strict tolerances and steel.
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With aluminum, the particular alloy can make a big difference. 7075-T6, while not as strong as the steel alloys that are used, is good.
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