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Thread: scope rails systems vs conventional rings.....

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    scope rails systems vs conventional rings.....

    Pros and cons of each please, I've only had experience of rings, guessing resale is harder with railed scopes?
    Railed system looks more solid? And doesn't leave unsightly ring marks on the tube...

    This will be for R8 saddle mounts if this makes any difference to folks opinions?
    Opinions are like arseholes....... we all have them, and most of them stink

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    I wouldn't say "more" solid
    certainly a better design IMO

    limited appetite and restrictive market for options on mounts and glass

    your particular application with Zeiss or Swaro seems a no brainer though

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    Speaking purely with a concern for the aesthetics and notwithstanding an acceptance of the inherent rigidity in an integral rail, I nonetheless find they still manage to look anything but nicely integrated with scope and action. They also perch unnecessarily high above bore line and, of course, cannot be altered in this regard.

    All a long-winded way of saying I prefer fluted bases and nicely contoured rings. The latter looking as though they are a part of the main tube.

    I wouldn't dream of mentioning a particular manufacturer!

    K‎
    Last edited by Klenchblaize; 04-06-2015 at 15:57.
    The enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.

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    I don't think they sit high above the bore at all, and over the conventional rings are a few advantages. No strain on the scope tube and the scope perfectly aligned with the bore being two of them.

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    I don't disagree albeit we may differ in what constitutes an acceptable gap between barrel and objective.‎

    It doesn't however change ‎my liking for the alternative.

    K‎
    The enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Klenchblaize View Post
    I don't disagree albeit we may differ in what constitutes an acceptable gap between barrel and objective.‎

    It doesn't however change ‎my liking for the alternative.

    K‎
    What's an acceptable gap between barrel and objective in your book?

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    No daylight once a Butlercreek cover is fitted.

    K
    The enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klenchblaize View Post
    No daylight once a Butlercreek cover is fitted.

    K
    K, I'm disappointed, all your ranting about aesthetics and then you say that!! Butler creek, shame on you!!!!
    Opinions are like arseholes....... we all have them, and most of them stink

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klenchblaize View Post
    No daylight once a Butlercreek cover is fitted.

    K
    Well, i wouldn't treat my V8 with a cheap Butlercreek , i've got Zeiss screw in cap, so i will never now if mine falls within your standards i guess...

    Do you reckon this is not low enough for a 50mm objective?


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    Oh the irony! I was attempting to be inclusive and other than obtuse.

    I had intended to say if you can't hear the sound of grit when rotating a parralex adjustable objective then all is far from ideal.

    K
    The enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.

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