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Old 08-12-2017, 02:32 PM   #1
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I have decided to rebuild my .300 WSM A-bolt. Part of the project will be switching from a Leupold to Zeiss scope. Is there benefit to Warne or Talley bases versus the Leupold base/rings? Since both are 1" scopes I wouldn't necessarily need to change the rings/bases but wanted some feedback if it was worth it since I will be changing the stock anyway.
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:45 PM   #2
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I don't have enough experience to say one is better then the other but I will say the Talley's are lighter and being one piece have less chance of movement and don't really need to be lapped.

A word of caution, if you do lap Talley one piece rings and bases, only lap the bottom portion. It should only take a minor amount of lapping if any. If you were to lap the top cap you could quickly lose the clamping force of the ring.

I will say this, rings and bases are likely the most commonly overlooked component of accuracy and repeatability.

I'm running Talley's and Seekins Tactical myself.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:38 PM   #3
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Interested to hear more responses on this as well
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:21 PM   #4
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Depends on what Leupold bases and rings you are using.

The standard rings stand a chance of shifting around. If they are dual dovetail rings and bases they are about as solid as it gets.

Most of my hunting guns wear Talley 1 piece bases and rings. All of my precision rifles wear picatinny bases and Seekins rings.



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Old 08-12-2017, 10:18 PM   #5
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Getting the leupold rings perfectly straight is the tricky part. The talley rings are better due to the integrated one piece base. I try and put pic rails on all mine now so I can stick with one type and size of ring. Can easily swap scopes back and forth and there is a better variety of high quality rings.
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:01 AM   #6
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Leupold dovetails

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Old 08-13-2017, 08:43 AM   #7
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Most of my hunting guns wear Talley 1 piece bases and rings. All of my precision rifles wear picatinny bases and Seekins rings.
This is how I run all my bolt guns as well and it has served me well.
Just be sure to use a fat wrench and torque everything to spec.
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:16 AM   #8
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Thanks guys
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:25 AM   #9
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I prefer a 1 piece mount but they didn't have one for a decent price in 34mm so I went with a Talley Tactical 20MOA base and Talley Tactical rings. Both seem to be high quality pieces that needed zero lapping.
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