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AlliedArmory
08-07-2010, 3:37 PM
I just picked up a Rem700 SPS Varmint in 308 and currently in need of some rings.

The equipment used are the following:

Remington 700 SPS Varmint 308
Viper Vortex PST 4-16x50
EGW 20 MOA 1-piece base

I have looked at the Seekins, Mark4 and Badger, but all seem to be a little too pricey for me. Can someone recommend something lower priced (not $20 low) but will still deliver pretty good quality? Which height as well (I will be using BC caps)

shooting4life
08-07-2010, 4:34 PM
Just get the seekins. Only thing I use.

uscbigdawg
08-07-2010, 5:48 PM
EGW rings. As good (frankly better) than everyone else's rings without the big ticket. EGW machines is the actual machine shop making the rings versus folks that just put their name on rings made out of their shop. How do I know? EGW makes the rings for a lot of these guys. ;)

Contact Bobby at Freedom Gunworks (http://www.freedomgunworks.com/) for the rings and he'll take care of you on them and anything else you need/want for your rifle (I have the same one BTW...great blaster) as seen below:

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d18/uscbigdawg/DSC01143.jpg

Rich

RobG
08-07-2010, 6:09 PM
Seekins. Great guy, great support, great product. The EGW stuff is o.k. too but, I had EGW and Seekins one piece bases side by side and there is no comparison. The Seekins is a nicer piece.

sniper4usmc
08-07-2010, 6:55 PM
EGW are over $100,he said he want something lower price.
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=147528
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=129611
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=211136
you should get MEDIUM height

foxtrotuniformlima
08-07-2010, 6:56 PM
I' d find a used set of Badgers if I was on a tight budget.

Seekins, TPS or EGW as well.

I've used the Burris ones with very good results. They are definitely not cheap but not too bad.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productnumber=148716

RobG
08-07-2010, 7:21 PM
EGW are over $100,he said he want something lower price.

Oops, didn't read enough. The Burris XTR's are a nice ring for a low price. They are frequently recommended as a low cost but decent ring.

Pryde
08-07-2010, 10:41 PM
The best low cost and well made rings are TPS. The burris are pretty good too but a little big for my tastes.

AlliedArmory
08-07-2010, 11:05 PM
Whats the advantage of the steel ring over a aluminum ring?

Was looking at the TPS TSR rings and they seem right in my price range.

Also what height should I be getting?

Pryde
08-08-2010, 6:08 AM
Whats the advantage of the steel ring over a aluminum ring?

Was looking at the TPS TSR rings and they seem right in my price range.

Also what height should I be getting?

I prefer aluminum rings to steel. Some people feel that steel is stronger but modern billet aluminum rings are just as strong and they won't mar up your scope tube and weigh less.

Height depends on what stock you are using and the height of the comb. If you are using an AICS or McMillan, most likely you want med or high. If you are using an HS precision, you want low.

AlliedArmory
08-08-2010, 1:34 PM
I prefer aluminum rings to steel. Some people feel that steel is stronger but modern billet aluminum rings are just as strong and they won't mar up your scope tube and weigh less.

Height depends on what stock you are using and the height of the comb. If you are using an AICS or McMillan, most likely you want med or high. If you are using an HS precision, you want low.

Didn't realize the stock would make a difference. Wouldn't the scope stay at the same height no matter what stock was on there?

I'm using the Bell and Carlson A2 with the Remington Varmint/Police bull barrel

uscbigdawg
08-08-2010, 3:56 PM
Don't forget that the objective lens diameter is a little important too.

Rich

Pryde
08-08-2010, 4:14 PM
Didn't realize the stock would make a difference. Wouldn't the scope stay at the same height no matter what stock was on there?

I'm using the Bell and Carlson A2 with the Remington Varmint/Police bull barrel

It makes a difference because the comb/cheek height on the stock will effect how high up your head is. On my HS precision stock I need to have low rings because the comb is so low I need a chinweld with high/med rings. On my AI rifle I need high rings because the cheekpiece puts my head higher up on the gun.

landslide03
08-08-2010, 4:45 PM
I have a 308 700 as well, I am using a leupold 6-20 x 40 powered scope. It shoots 1/2 MOA and I love it. I used the leupold scope mounts I got from midway i think for about 25 bucks and 25 bucks for the mount. I got the Low mounts and there is about 1/16" between the bell and the barrel.

AlliedArmory
08-08-2010, 10:11 PM
I have a set of TPS lows here. Will see if they will be suitable if my scope ever comes.