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Old June 11, 2010, 07:09 PM   #1
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Tally Lightweight Rings???

I'm about to order bases/rings for my new X-Bolt Varmint Stalker (.308 Win) that began it's UPS journey to me today.

I am slightly apprehensive about ordering the Talley rings as they are made from aluminum, even though they get awesome reviews... Talk me into them.

I do like the fact that there are no joints from the base to the ring. The Talley screws directly to the receiver and you pop the scope in without concern for base to ring fit.

I'm trying to talk myself out of Warne Maxima weaver bases and Burris Zee rings.

Convince me one way or the other.
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Old June 11, 2010, 09:40 PM   #2
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I'd weigh the Burris Zee rings & Weaver bases and compare the combined weight to the Talley rings. Probably less than a round of ammo. I'm not a big fan of lightweight rings, obviously. To be honest I don't have any experience with Talley rings but I like sturdy stuff that works.
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Old June 11, 2010, 10:30 PM   #3
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Talley Lightweights are my go to mounts if they are available for the rifle. The lows on my rifles weigh 2.5 oz and since you don't need a separate base will save you about 1/4 lb over conventional steel rings and bases.

They are plenty strong. Since they have no separate bases to attach to I consider them stronger than steel mounts. The scope will break before the mounts in most cases anyway.
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Old June 12, 2010, 06:30 AM   #4
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Another happy Talley user.
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Old June 12, 2010, 07:16 AM   #5
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Just because they are made out of aluminum doesn't meant they aren't plenty capable for there intended job. (holding a scope on a rifle, not driving nails)

I have them on my Rem 700 .270win I have had the scope on there for about 7 years and I have never had to re-zero the rifle. I would have them on all my rifles, but some of them I want quick release so I go the picatinny base route.
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Old June 12, 2010, 11:06 PM   #6
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I normally buy Leupold bases and rings. However, the last time I purchased my standard "go to" mount Leupold set up, the front dovetail mount was not cut properly and would not twist into the base. So I ordered some Talley light weight one piece rings and they work excellent. I have no complaints. I would say that they are easier to install because of the one piece design. I would say that anything that damages the rings will probably also damage the scope also.
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Old June 12, 2010, 11:14 PM   #7
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I just mounted them on a 700. Great setup. The aluminum is much stronger than it "needs" to be and will swell and shrink less than steel. My last set of Leopold Dual Dovetails, the front was higher than the rear enough to the point I had to shim the rear base. And I think I got high rings in a medium package. When I got my calipers out, none of my measurements came remotely close to what Leupold has printed.
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Old June 13, 2010, 07:01 AM   #8
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Alright, looks like I'm going to try out the Talley rings. Not because I'm interested in saving weight, I'm interested in simplicity. I want this rifle to be as simple as possible with as little "stuff" on it as possible, and this includes simple scope mounts.

Hopefully they'll work out well, I'll let you know when I post my range report this week.
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