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Old June 29, 2020, 08:13 PM   #1
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These Weaver rings sturdy enough for a 308 ?

I installed a Redfield 2 piece rail that says it's for a Weaver setup, on a 308 rifle.

The picatinny rings I have don't look like they fit quite right so I got a couple Weaver 49196 rings.

Do these things look sturdy enough for a 308? They look scrawny to me.

I'll be using a 4x scope that weighs about 11 ozs., and just regular 308 loads.

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Old June 29, 2020, 08:58 PM   #2
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I installed a Redfield 2 piece rail that says it's for a Weaver setup, on a 308 rifle.

The picatinny rings I have don't look like they fit quite right so I got a couple Weaver 49196 rings.

Do these things look sturdy enough for a 308? They look scrawny to me.

I'll be using a 4x scope that weighs about 11 ozs., and just regular 308 loads.

Thanks
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Yes and no. They are plenty strong for the 308 recoil, but they are not going to stand abuse from handling very well.
Warne, Weaver Grand Slam, and Burris Zee are all good Weaver rings. There are many more, but those are the ones I have used a lot.
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Old June 29, 2020, 10:30 PM   #3
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I like the warne rings myself if i'm not doing something like Badger Ordnance for a precision rifle. I did like some of the new offerings from Leupold as well.

What scope did you end up getting?
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Old June 30, 2020, 07:34 AM   #4
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I guess it depends on what your using your 308 for . Hunting they'll be OK but for target shooting , better to invest in a good set of rings and base. Then again it depends how far down the rabbit hole you want to go, if your into accuracy, then fasten your seat belt.
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Old June 30, 2020, 11:09 AM   #5
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I've used cheap Bushnell aluminum and steel Weaver rings wearing out several 30 caliber magnum barrels on long range target rifles and had no problems.

Note aluminum scope tubes are more susceptible to problems than super duty steel rings and bases. Their ends whip and wiggle just like barrels when rifles fire.

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Old June 30, 2020, 04:02 PM   #6
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I wouldn't worry about the strength. But those are pretty cheap rings and I might question the precision. I don't think it is necessary to purchase some of the $100+ rings out there either and I'd avoid anything with dovetail's like the plague.

The Burris Z rings and original Weaver rings with steel straps on them are plenty strong, well made and won't break the bank. I also like the Talley Lightweight or DNZ rings where the lower ring is part of the base.
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Old June 30, 2020, 04:47 PM   #7
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If not a Guide service. Maybe U sighting in your 308 a few times a year for fun & giggles? those Weavers products will do just fine.
Tip: Use a slight amount of (Blue) Loctite on the ring screws >final tightening<
BTW: Weaver company has been around a long~long time. (1930)
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