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  • Budget scope rings or mount?

    Posted by king_qthai on June 23, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Ive got a Vortex Viper PST II 5-25×50 scope on the way. Whats the best bang for the buck scope rings or mount? Ive sat behind reddots for the past 5 years so scopes are a whole new thing to me. Heard the Vortex ones were good, but thats it. Rifles a TIKKA T3X TAC A1. Budgets around $100

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  • Teddyturntup

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    June 23, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Seekins rings used are a good deal

    Don’t cheap out. You can waste 40$ worth of ammo easy when your shit slips

  • HollywoodSX

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    What kind of rifle are you putting it on?

    Have you already looked at the scope ring height guide in the pinned post? You won’t be able to follow it until you have the optic, but it’ll give you things to consider before buying rings.

    For brands, my preference is Hawkins Precision, Seekins, or Badger – with Hawkins being my strong personal preference, and Seekins tied with Badger.

  • DayDrinkingDiva

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Look for a used pair of rings. I’d tater have used badger rings than new cheap rings.

  • dg113

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    June 23, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    I never gave too much thought to rings until I put a scope on my new 50 in the cheap Chinese Vortex rings. Scope visibly moved after a few shots. Researched rings that don’t need to be lapped and happened upon the Warne Maxima vertical split rings. US made and steel instead of aluminum. You can get a pair for $50 on Amazon. Tried them on the same 50 this week and no scope movement. So far I’m impressed.

  • PvtDonut1812

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    June 23, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    For the TAC A1 you could use AR height mounts or Cantilever mounts. Warne, Badger Ordnance, etc. Most decent ones run in the $150-$200 price range. Otherwise some tall rings (1.4-1.5″ tall) would also be fine. Vortex Pro Series, Warne, Badger, Nightforce, TPS Precision, etc.

    Honestly, don’t be afraid to spend a bit more on a good set of rings. Bad rings will ruin even the best optic. Good rings/mounts are almost MORE important than the optic.

  • Grace859

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    For low cost rings I like the Burris Signature Zee Rings with the plastic inserts.

  • Hempi83

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    You already spent a decent amount of money on the rifle and optics. Going too cheap now will most likely result in you spending more money later on, and you’ll still end up with the crappy mount you originally bought.

    Since the TAC A1 has a 0moa rail on top, my suggestion would be to get a 20moa unimount, so you won’t run out of elevation (at least not likely, and there’s really no downside to having that extra 20moa). They go all the way to $400+ Spuhrs, but a quick google-fu shows Badger Ordnance selling their unimount for $210. IMO, that’s a mount from a well-known manufacturer at a decent price.

  • bast1472

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    I’ve had good experience with UTG when it comes to cheap rings and mounts. Seekins is probably your best bet, though.

  • Single_Cow_8857

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Aero or monstrum.

  • shagrn

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    June 23, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Aero precision light weight is pretty nice

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