Leupold vs Burris rings and lapping? - Deer Hunting Forums

Go Back   Deer Hunting Forums > General Forums > Rifle Hunting
Rifle Hunting Discuss Rifle Season topics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-01-2013, 07:52 PM
Tricky Tricky is offline
B&C 100 Class
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Northern Michigan
Posts: 71
Default Leupold vs Burris rings and lapping?

I recently just picked up a leupold vx-2 scope to put on a FN built model 70 and was set on buying the dual dovetail mounts made by leupold, until the the guy at the shop said that I should use the leupold bases but use burris dovetail rings instead because they are better and require no lapping like leupold rings do. He said the leupold rings can leave marks on the scope tube where the burris rings do not. So if anybody has a idea on which is better I would be very happy to hear about it. I dont want to mess up a new scope. Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-25-2014, 08:59 PM
Hunterdad Hunterdad is offline
Scrub Buck
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 11
Default rings and lapping

Depends on how serious you are about eaking out every last drop of accuracy. I have never lapped rings on a hunting rifle and never had any issues. But rifles I have carried professionally absolutely they get lapped and I use MarkIV rings, nightforce or badger ordinance.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-27-2014, 10:07 AM
Scorpion8's Avatar
Scorpion8 Scorpion8 is offline
B&C 120 Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SE-AK
Posts: 404
Default

I use the Burris rings on almost all of my scopes and love them. I haven't ever lapped a set and have never had any accuracy issues.
__________________
NRA Life member
NAHC Life member
USN Retired
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-27-2014, 04:42 PM
Karl.Luhr Karl.Luhr is offline
B&C 140 Class
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 670
Default Use alignment rods when you mount the rings

I bought some alignment rods for scope mounting years ago and they are great. Picture two rods each machined to a point at one end. Place one in each ring loosely tightened then bring the points together to verify the rings are exactly true to each other in alignment. Lapping uses a different kind of one piece bar that goes through both rings at the same time. Loosely tighten the lapping bar with lapping compound on it. Moving the bar back and forth will then "lap" the two rings round de-burring them. I think you would want to lap them only after verifying that they are in alignment first.

Karl
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-27-2014, 04:48 PM
Hunting Man Hunting Man is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 7,570
Default

I also have never lapped a hunting scope. I have used a lot of Weaver mounts with good hunting rifle accuracy. I do like to use the blue thread sealant.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-28-2014, 10:41 AM
Scorpion8's Avatar
Scorpion8 Scorpion8 is offline
B&C 120 Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SE-AK
Posts: 404
Default

MidwayUSA makes a great scope ring alignment and lapping kit, if interested. I own one, but haven't tried it yet.
__________________
NRA Life member
NAHC Life member
USN Retired
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Top Posters
Hunting Man7570
buckfever5650
BruceBruce19595362
timberghost3886
joel the signman3608
tator3140
gfdeputy22747
delbert1489
Buckshot1219
hunt NH1203
Photos
Fishin Pictures
Slickhead Stalker RN
Fishin Pictures
Team DHC Articles


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:14 AM.



    LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC8