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Hi,

 

I'm new to the forum, and have a question for the pros. My boy purchased a Remington 700 CDL in .270 Winchester and he bought a Zeiss Conquest 3x9x40 to top it off. He's a senior in college, so he left it here for me to mount the scope (or have it mounted!) and said he thought he wanted some of the Leupold 2-piece bases. (Mainly because they have the corners scalloped and looked cool!)

 

Anyway, on another forum unrelated to scopes and bases (I was trying to get info on how to repair a minor chip in the wood finish) I noted that my son had left his gun with me to get his scope mounted, and one member replied that whatever I do make sure I don't use Leupold STD.

 

So..., now being scared off from Leupold..., I started looking around for something else and it sounded (on this forum) like the Talley lightweight one-piece rings/mounts might be good stuff.

 

If we go with them, will the Zeiss with a 4" eye relief work okay?

 

Thanks for the info!!! 

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Welcome fellow Iowan, to The OT!!!!!

(I was raised in Des Moines Co.)

 

Great rifle/scope setup.

I have used Loopie rings and thought they were OK, for the money spent.

No problems for me.

Did the "guy" state why he didn't like the Leupold rings??

 

I have also used and like Talley's, but I haven't used the LW's, but several of the members here have and should chime in shortly.

If you don't get a response here in a few days, post this question on the "Rifle Scope" forum where more folks can see it.

 

I don't understand your eye relief question though.

Could you elaborate on that, please?? 

 

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No, he didn't elaborate too much on why, he just thought that there were better options, but did say they'd probably be fine. Well here's the actual quote:
 
"Just stay away from the Leopold STD rings. They would likely be fine for that gun, but are marginal for any significant recoil. The front ring has the majority of the load and there are other options that are stronger".
 
So based on that I was just kind of looking for maybe something a tad different.
 
I did send an e-mail to Talley and they sent me a reply saying item # 930700 would work fine.
 
On my question about the 4" e/r, well that was just that I wanting to make sure there wouldn't be any interference problems between scope and rings if it needed to be slid forward a tincy more due to the generous e/r. I suppose it'll all depend on how my boy mounts the rifle, or rather where his cheek welds to the stock. Sounds like I was probably making more out of that than I needed to
 
But that was my only concern on the whole deal, just didn't want to order in a pair only to find things didn't work out.
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Originally posted by Iowa Cornfed Iowa Cornfed wrote:

No, he didn't elaborate too much on why, he just thought that there were better options, but did say they'd probably be fine. Well here's the actual quote:
 
"Just stay away from the Leopold STD rings. They would likely be fine for that gun, but are marginal for any significant recoil. The front ring has the majority of the load and there are other options that are stronger".
 
I ran the Loopies on a .300 win mag with no ill side effects. 
 
That said, the Talleys will make a fine setup for your son.
 
Keep us posted.....  
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Well, I'm responding over here in Mounts, since this is the place you'd asked me to keep ya posted. (Although I did post over on Scopes as you suggested...)

 

Anyway, we went with the Leupold D-D's (I'd ordered 'em from the local gun shop and kinda felt compelled to take them once they arrived, even though many advised me against them for various reasons) But I must say, I'm not sorry so far. (I may be if there isn't enough windage adjustment though....)

 

I've not snugged anything down yet since it'll be moved again, just have it set in there tight enough to not move around. They're a really nice set-up. (I'd post pix but not sure if that's even an option here) Plenty of forward and backward movement left for the boy to adjust it to his liking, and there must be close to 1/4" clearance between the barrel and the bottom of the scope at the front bell..., even using low rings. The bolt clears too, so I think we're good-ta-go.

 

 

 



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I've got the Talley Lightweights on 2 guns.  My 7WSM and 375H&H, so they do hold up to the recoil.  I really like this setup.  I got rid of a 25-06 that had these mounts with a VX-III 3.5-10, and when I removed the scope there were no marks from mounting, and this gun had several hundred rounds through it.  The lightweight Talleys are the easiest to mount that I've ever used.  The only knocks I've heard have been the lack of windage adjustment and that they are not so "sleek" looking.  I have found the one piece bases to work great on Browning A-bolts and they are a ton easier to mount than say Burris Signatures, but I would use the Burris before the Leupold std.  I saw a 300 Weatherby shear a Leupold std windage nut on one particularly frustrating day.  As to what will work with the Zeiss go to Talley's website they have it all there.
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   talley works great on my T/C with a Zeiss
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