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Thread: Are factory Tikka rings that bad?

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    Are factory Tikka rings that bad?

    Everyone seems to swap them out. Are they really that bad? All I want to do is mount the scope once and leave it alone after that.

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    No they aren't bad. One thing you could do is buy stainless steel screws to replace the soft factory ones as they will "chew out" only about $13 from gun works. Imo optiloks are too heavy and expensive for what they are.
    I personally prefer Talleys on my rifles
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    As good as the rifle under them - its a fashion thing. Girls have shoes and all sorts of other crap (including kids apparently considering the noise, yelling and yakking coming from my basement at the mo I have no idea how they understand each other when they are all talking at once). Apparently Tikka owners also must have Optilocks...

    I'm also of the opinion that optilocks are too heavy and expensive, and are also fairly complicated in the world of rings. Having said that, on my LR/Tac rifles I run NF pic rails and Warne rings and once they are fitted they ain't moving (probably more expensive and definately heavier). The Warne QR system works really well, wind and atmospheric conditions make more of an alteration than removing and replacing the scope.
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    I have used standard Tikka rings on my 300WM and 7mmRM without any problems. They do what they are supposed to do.
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    As said, swap the screws out.

    I had a pair bind so bad with 20 inch pounds of torque that they had to be ground off.

    I prefer Talley also.
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    I had a pair of factory rings on a Tikka for years without a problem.
    But after switching out scopes a few times I put them back on the rifle and it was shooting like shit, eventually turned out to be the rings (not sure what happened as they were fine).

    I have two Tikkas and both have Talley one piece rings, they haven't caused me any grief, weigh as little as the factory ones and are definitely stronger.
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    I have game reaper

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    Just a quick question, but are the Burris rings any good?

    I have just put a set on my 6,5 x 55 with my new Vortex. they seem to look and do the job, I was pressed for time (And cash) so I took the first set that suited the requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milan501 View Post
    Just a quick question, but are the Burris rings any good?

    I have just put a set on my 6,5 x 55 with my new Vortex. they seem to look and do the job, I was pressed for time (And cash) so I took the first set that suited the requirements.
    Answered your own question.
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