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    Default Warne Rings or Burris?

    Looking at either one for my G3. I'm going to put an older style 1" scope on it and have narrowed it down to either of these as the best selection in that price range - I really don't want to spend nearly $200 on rings.

    I really like the Warne design as it just seems like it could take more recoil and abuse. Wondering if anyone has had good luck with either?


    Here are the Warne:






    And here are the Burris:


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    I've got a few sets of the Burris XTRs....love 'em!!!

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    The sideways ones suck.

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    Yea,I like the Burris.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tanvil View Post
    The sideways ones suck.
    Why?
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    I have agree with Burris. My gripe with the Warne style of rings is they have a fulcrum effect that makes having a perfect cohesion balance between scope and base difficult (when you tighten the top screw the base wants to open up). With the Burris there is independent force on scope and base. I have never used Warne rings but have used two other brands of simular design with disappointing results. Usually less parts means more better but in this case the Burris type in general is the better design. Just my 2 cents.

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    OK that makes sense, however from what I've read these higher-end rings all have specific torque specifications that you're supposed to follow. In fact there's even a mil-spec torque rating for rings, something like 65 inch-lbs. But the higher-end rings apparently come with torque specs.

    These are also the steel ones, which appeal to me even more. The other "side loader" rings are aluminum and I could certainly see those get screwed up. Everything I've read on other forums these rings are exceptionally strong which is the main reason I want them. They have a "recoil lug" that has more surface contact than other brands and that extra surface area is what they advertise to contribute to the robustness of these rings. For $30 I think these are worth a look.

    In fact I'm starting to consider the quick-disconnect model to keep storage needs in my safe to a minimum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willie View Post
    I have agree with Burris. My gripe with the Warne style of rings is they have a fulcrum effect that makes having a perfect cohesion balance between scope and base difficult (when you tighten the top screw the base wants to open up). With the Burris there is independent force on scope and base. I have never used Warne rings but have used two other brands of simular design with disappointing results. Usually less parts means more better but in this case the Burris type in general is the better design. Just my 2 cents.
    All of the above, plus the fact that if you want to change eye relief in the field, the rickety things try to come completely apart. By the time you loosen the screws enough to slide the scope, it's falling off the rifle. I helped a friend mount them on a boltgun, by the end of the day, I learned that they were not something I would have. What they are calling a recoil lug is the little separate piece of metal.
    You want rings that mount solidly to the base, and have separate screws for the scope. I will add that the standard Leopold rings on the shelf at Bass Pro have been trouble free on every rifle I've ever seen them on(many 308's). They are very inexpensive and reliable.

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    My brother let me know about the Leupold QR rings - looks pretty nice for $50 rings. Good reviews at least. I'll probably end up just going with those and call it good.

    I was looking at the Super Sniper scopes from SWFA which seem to be "the" scope for that price range. I found this scope that I'm going to try out - its a $210 scope and seems to get good reviews. If it turns out to be a bust then I'm going to get the Super Sniper instead. This is probably too much scope for my needs but it will be nice to have at least one high power scope in the safe

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