Scope Ring brand recommendation

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Hey all,

First, sorry if this is located somewhere else in the forums... I did use the search and found a 34mm thread from 2yrs ago, so figured I'd ask.

My question is what is the go-to picatinny aluminum scope ring for bolt guns (aka medium height)?

I just got my wife into deer hunting and used that an excuse to drop some money on a nice setup for her (no secret to anyone, but its also for me to enjoy :D ) Setup is Sig Cross 6.5CM with VX-6 3-18x50 and Dead Air Nomad Ti.

I picked up some Vortex PRO 30mm medium rings, and the height seems right, but they just leave marks on the scope and do not let the scope rotate freely when leveling reticle, damn near need to completely remove the top halves to get the scope to rotate. Doesn't feel like a real quality product to me. I remember lapping a set of TPS rings some years ago, just not sure what ya'll recommend now-n-days.
 

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    Seekins Precision 0.92" Low rings are what I use on most every rifle.

    I do have 2 sets of the Arken HALO 34mm rings, and they're pretty solid for the money, too.
     

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    1. Do NOT lap any precision rings you buy.

    2. The scope not rotating while the caps are loosened is not necessarily a bad thing (friction is good in this case), just be careful how much you’re torquing them as you could bite into the finish.

    3. You can ask 10 different people which rings/mounts are best and get 10 different answers. Really hard to go wrong with any of the big names. Personally I like Badger Ordnance, but there are plenty of others I would trust.
     

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    That American Rifle Company ring set is a pretty odd design, just one screw hanging on there, good to hear it works well for ya.
     

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    That American Rifle Company ring set is a pretty odd design, just one screw hanging on there, good to hear it works well for ya.
    They hold solid but you cant really mess around with the Tq values on the socket.

    I had a M10 set for about a year and had a ton of slip when i didn't do the minimum 50 pounds on a mild recoiling rifle. Went up to 55 and never had that issue again.

    I wont get into the math because i cant remember it but...

    Focusing on the tension needed to get to a no slip condition, a larger bolt forces you to increase the torque to get the same pressure on the tube from the parts doing the actual clamping. I think the M10s have a somewhat "odd" reputation because people assume that if they do 25-30 pounds they should be fine considering a Sphur (for example) only requires 15-18

    The spuhr however has the total equivalent force you need for that very subtle tube deformation to happen distributed over not only 8 but smaller bolts (insert long lost math here)

    If you aint comfortable jacking up the tq values on the M10s or the Brace ARC rings around your scope you should get something else but used correctly they work and they are a breeze to level with a plumb.
     
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    I use Seekins Precision rings and am very happy with them. Lots of love on this site for the ARC rings- so they must be very good- but the seekins have never given my any issue (even on very abused setups) so I stick with them.

    **) I was told that seekins made the Vortex pro rings- not sure if that is true or not- but in any case I think you are underestimating the rings that you already have.
     
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    This in my non-expert opinion. Much better than base w cap split rings as the scope really doesn’t move when you tighten them down.

    I don’t have tons of rifles and rings like some here. But I do have base/cap rings and after owning the M10’s, they are my first choice.

    That and Ted is a very interesting character. Haha
     
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    . I think the M10s have a somewhat "odd" reputation because people assume that if they do 25-30 pounds they should be fine considering a Sphur (for example) only requires 15-18
    those folks need to learn to RTFM. haha

    Incl the part about putting a drop of oil on threads and screw caps.

    IMO, if you do what the manf clearly says is the correct install procedure, my experience is they just work wonderfully.
     
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