Rifle Scopes Problem -Rings too big for the rail

Buscadero

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Hi,
I have a Remington 308 SPS and I'm starting to upgrade it. I purchased a EGW Picatinny Rail and a set of Burris Extreme Tactical Rings. Problem is the rings won't tighten down enough to grip the rail. They appear about 1/16" wider than all my other rings. The rings don't fit any rail including my Bushmaster. Anyone have an answer? Thanks, Jim
 

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Re: Problem -Rings too big for the rail

Em err, if it doesn't fit any Pic rails, maybe call Burris, would be my first guess.....and you won't like my second guess.

Bob
 

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Re: Problem -Rings too big for the rail

BobinNC
The inside spread of the Burris Mounts measure .860, the width of the picatinny rails measure .833. That's why they can't tighten.
I was curious if someone else has had this problem.
What's your second guess that I won't like.
Jim
 

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Re: Problem -Rings too big for the rail

I'm betting Poor quality control is the culprit here...

I had a set of the XTR rings a while back, and have since switch to badger because of the headache they caused. I'd return them and get a replacement set.
 

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Re: Problem -Rings too big for the rail

If you can, return the Burris and buy some real rings.
 

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Re: Problem -Rings too big for the rail

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Busadero</div><div class="ubbcode-body">BobinNC
The inside spread of the Burris Mounts measure .860, the width of the picatinny rails measure .833. That's why they can't tighten.
I was curious if someone else has had this problem.
What's your second guess that I won't like.
Jim </div></div>

Buy better rings and bases, to not have these problems. EGW and Burris are low priced for a reason, and outstanding QA is not among eithers virtues. Not knocking their products, as money is tight, but you generally get what you pay for.

This can be an expensive hobby, and companies like Badger Ordnance and Seekins Precision (just to name two) charge well over $100. for rings and bases (each) and it's not just because they are pretty.

Bob
 

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Re: Problem -Rings too big for the rail

BobinNC and all the others that replied with;
"Get better rings"
That's good advise.
Thanks
Jim
 

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Re: Problem -Rings too big for the rail

I respectfully disagree insofar as the EGW base is concerned. It is cheaper because it is extruded aluminum and not a machined piece of billet. I have had a few of them and NEVER had a problem. Burris rings on the otherhand...
 

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Re: Problem -Rings too big for the rail

Had one set of Burris XTR rings. Mine would not fit the rail either. Knocked the cross bolts out and found they where put in the ring wrong. The cross pins where at that time, not made square, but retangled. Sorry to say have trashed them and have been using TPS rings for sometime now. The prices are affordable. Have had great results, and will continue to use them. Badger Ordance are nice put pricy.
 

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Re: Problem -Rings too big for the rail

Remember, the .833" dimension you talked about really doesn't make a bit of difference, the opposing 45's are what you should be worried about. If your rings are only making contact with the outside edge of the rail(your .833") then you have problems.
John III
 

Buscadero

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Re: Problem -Rings too big for the rail

Your right, JBW#3, the 45's don't touch either. I don't expect or care if the radius are uniform, just using it as a base for my measurement.
thanks
Jim
 

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Re: Problem -Rings too big for the rail

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: wco24u</div><div class="ubbcode-body">............Sorry to say have trashed them and have been using TPS rings for sometime now. The prices are affordable. Have had great results, and will continue to use them. Badger Ordnance are nice put pricey. </div></div>

+1. Great rings, while still being economical.
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