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#192623 - 05/27/18 09:47 PM Re: What scope rings have worked best for your Bigbore [Re: Franchise]
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It's already been said ... Warne ... the quality is outstanding.
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#192630 - 05/28/18 10:19 PM Re: What scope rings have worked best for your Bigbore [Re: OFFSHORE]
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I like the Weigand Magnum rings. 3 or 4 if you can fit the 4th. I usually use 3 - 2 in the front - one in the rear.
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#192631 - 05/28/18 10:31 PM Re: What scope rings have worked best for your Bigbore [Re: billa]
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Here is a link to a pic of my X-frame 460 with the 3 ring Weigand setup.

http://www.handgunhunt.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=8653
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#192633 - 05/28/18 11:09 PM Re: What scope rings have worked best for your Bigbore [Re: Franchise]
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 Originally Posted By: Franchise
Offshore, here's a little food for thought. There is a Big difference between Warnes standard rings and their Tactical ones. I have 2 Tactical Warne Rings on my SSK Encore pistol in 500 S&W. I've put about 350 full load rounds through it. The scope ain't going anywhere


Besides "holding power" also realize that more rings also help minimize scope flexing under heavy recoil. I once posted a link to a slo-mo film showing how much a scope tube vibrates and flexes during recoil. Which stresses the scope innards of course.

More or less if you can get 3 or four scope rings on the scope it is a very good idea to do it on the heavies. Besides additional and fail-safe holding power, this decreases odds of the scope failing.
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#192634 - 05/28/18 11:16 PM Re: What scope rings have worked best for your Bigbore [Re: billa]
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 Originally Posted By: billa
Here is a link to a pic of my X-frame 460 with the 3 ring Weigand setup.



Nice rig.
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#192635 - 05/28/18 11:31 PM Re: What scope rings have worked best for your Bigbore [Re: Gregg Richter]
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Thanks Gregg. Posting pics never seems to work for me from my phone.
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#192643 - 05/29/18 10:04 AM Re: What scope rings have worked best for your Bigbore [Re: billa]
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You are welcome.

Here is that link on scope tube flex.
SCOPE TUBE FLEX

"An object at rest tends to stay at rest."
A Law Of Physics

This is just straight back recoil; on a heavy recoiling handgun I suspect the flex would be just as bad or worse as the gun movement is much more vicious and more pronounced.
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#192692 - 05/31/18 12:49 PM Re: What scope rings have worked best for your Bigbore [Re: Gregg Richter]
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I've used a few different types of rings on different guns, but on my heavy kickers I prefer vertical split steel rings, especially Warne.
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#192748 - 06/02/18 07:38 PM Re: What scope rings have worked best for your Bigbore [Re: Chance Weldon]
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Thanks for all the replies. I ordered 2 sets of the Warne Maximas today. . .Amazon has a pretty good deal on them. Now I need to locate my scope. I'm looking for a Leupold VX-3 2.5-8x32 in matte black if anyone has one they would like to part with??? Thanks again everyone.

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#192761 - 06/03/18 08:25 AM Re: What scope rings have worked best for your Bigbore [Re: OFFSHORE]
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OFFSHORE: THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A VX-3 AND A VX-III, ONE IS A LITTLE BETTER. I DO NOT RECALL WHICH IT IS, BUT IT WAS DISCUSSED IN A PRIOR TOPIC.
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