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Savage 12FV with a Weaver V24 scope. I believe it requires a .270" set of rings or regular rise.

what is the difference between the one piece and 2 piece mounts? I would prefer to go with quality. I assume Leupold is the best brand, right? What do they mean by "Weaver style"?

my buddy called me last night. he still hadn't ordered my gun. since ILMO sold me his Weaver I no longer need the combo package. so I put the $$ on a heavy barrel instead. I won't be hauling the gun around for miles and miles so the extra pound of the barrel shouldn't kill me. besides that is what the make straps for right? ;)

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I am not sure Leupold makes the best rings/bases. I love their glass, but I usually opt for a 2 piece base and Signature Insert Rings from Burris. I find that Burris' finish on the bases and rings is a little nicer than Leupold and the insert rings never put ring marks on your scopes.
I know everyone here will have a preference, but that is mine.
For heavy duty, I like the Leupold Mark 4 series bases and rings, but that is generally not necessary for a general purpose rifle.
Weaver style bases have a slot across them and the ring has a bar that fits into the slot to prevent twisting.
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I have many different brands on my rifles, but I only buy the Burris Signature now.

The previous poster was correct, better finish and no worries with marks.

also you can get inserts that increase your elevation or correct for windage issue with the mounts. Way cheaper than buying sloped bases for long range work.
 

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I agree with NY

I usually don't care what base brand I use but try to go with a Weaver style. I use nothing but Burris Signature rings no matter what base I use.

With Weaver style bases the rings clamp on the side. The base will look like this from the end: <***> with the rings clamping on the outside as opposed to turn in style bases

Burris makes both styles of sig rings with the Weaver style being called Z Rings
 

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I would stay away from the Leupold rings unless you put them on a LRPV. They stick out over the action hole and look like a cobbled up mess. The Burris Signature rings are the best. Very neat looking and they won't mark your scope. As a bonus to can get offset inserts and almost zero your scope without turning the knobs!
 

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"The best"...

When it has to be the best, I would vote for the Davidson type aluminum dovetail bases (one or two piece bases - as one prefers - available from Sinclair and others) and the Jewell (Burris like) insert rings.

Actually, this is my Goodling with a Davidson style mount machined into the sleeve - not a separate base.



If you were to buy the one piece base, then you could probably get by with the less expensive (non-insert) Kelbly 4-screw rings (shown in this picture) which are machined from a single billet of aluminum, drilled and honed as a sinlge piece, and then saw cut apart to create two matched rings.

NO lapping is required if you use a single piece base with these rings. And, being that the base AND the scope tube are aluminum, the issue of stress introduced with temperature changes is avoided (steel receiver vs. aluminum scope tube).

Personnally, I prefer the one-piece bases, and hopefully my Dasher will wear a Davidson base and 4-screw Kelbly's before the BBB!

FWIW,

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What Paul is displaying is typical of a target shooter's setup or also a benchrest setup. Nice rifle by the way Paul.

That can also be had in a two piece setup like on my Wichita pistol in 17mach4. these are some of the nicest looking mounts, but also can add 3x the cost of a standard base/ring combo.
The other is my Rem700 in 6-284Win
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Another vote for the Burris Signature rings. No marks, no lapping, no problems.
The Weaver style bases are easy to install and easy to mount rings onto. Unless you need the windage adjustment offered by the Leupold or Burris bases with dovetailed turn in front ring, the Weaver style work well.
 

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Burris Sigs or OptiLocks

Add another vote for the Burris Signatures with inserts. :D

1. If it's a rifle that will be shot off-hand and the optic isn't likely to be swapped, I'll go with the Burris Signatures in a double dovetail base. That gives you the lowest profile and no worries about maintaining tension on the cross-bolts.

2. For a Long-range rifle that needs lots of elevation I'll use a +20MOA weavers-style base with Signature Zees. You an still use the inserts to add more "lift" or set them on an angle to center windage.

3. If you have a Tikka or Sako Rifle, Sako makes the OptiLock rings. They employ polymer inserts like the Burris, but fit the dovetail milled on the top of the actions. Really a very nice set-up. I think all actions should have dove-tails on top--they you don't have to pay extra for a rail and you con't have to worry about alignment.

 

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Another vote for Burris Signatures.

I've got them on everything.Ya gotta look close but you can see em under there.

 
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