Soild and perfect fiting scope rings
January 3, 2020
You can buy the Cheaper Rings, Talley, Weaver, Burris, Leupold, etc... And that is what you are buying...
If you use a cheap, lightweight scope, under 18oz, they work reasonably well.
But when you move to a High-quality scope, weighing in at 30oz and up, those cheap rings will not hold the Scope in place. Oh, you can find on the "Net," lots of ways to make them stick better... Like put some Silicon on the rings (Causing it to draw in moisture and then grow Mold) or Friction tape (again drawing in moisture and Mold. Mold will expand and bend the rings and or stretch the screws causing them to become loose.) If the rings were the correct size and made secure, you could not get tape inside them, to begin with. But with cheap flimsy rings that will bend to fit when you put tape and Silicon in the rings, well, there you go, cheap weak rings for cheap scopes and you wonder why every year you have to re-zero!
A 30oz plus Scope has enough mass, under recoil, it wants to remain where it is, so it works its way forward after several shots. Thus you need a robust set of rings like these, and they must be made precisely to the proper size. Nightforce Rings are not made of the same aluminum as the cheap rings for starters. Yes, it makes all the difference.
Again with cheap scopes, cheap rings work since neither is made very close to proper fit, so stuffing things under the rings might make sense. But with Nightforce Scopes, Nightforce rings, they mate up so well, there is no slippage. Make sure the Surfaces are clean and dry. Tighten to specs: 25 inch-pounds and you're done. Tightening the rings any tighter will not help. Since they are made exactly to spec, they fit perfectly. They will hold their heaviest scopes in place, even those weights about 43ozs when installed.
Also, if you paid $2,400+ for a Scope, what is a few hundred for the Rings?
By the way, do not forget the Base. A $50 Base is not made of the same quality Aluminum as Nightforce bases are either. Thus Nightforce bases cost double.
Now assuming you put a Nightforce Scope, rings, and Base on your Rifle, and it is bedded and free Floated, fairly stiff barrel. Once zeroed, it stays zeroed year after year even when those years included riding on a four-wheeler for miles and miles. Not just for hunting season but a few times a week all year long. The Rifle will remain zero.
In short, if you are putting these rings on a high-quality scope built to proper specs and a perfect quality base. You will be very pleased...