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    Default Warne scope mounts and rings

    I put this in the shooting forum but figured it fit here as well.

    I just rcvd a couple sets of Warne quick release bases and rings in the mail from a friend of mine to try out on my 375 H&H's.

    Does anyone have any experience with their products? From the feel, weight, look etc they seem to be much stronger than the Leupolds I have traditionally used and am very confident in.

    Thanks for the input

    Doug

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    I have Warne Maxima bases and their QR rings on my .375 H&H. They are holding up well, and as advertised, they return to zero after removing and replacing the scope.

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    I've been using the Warne qr on my "back-up" 375 H&H for 11+ years now and they've endured an incredible amount of abused from 100+ mile jet boat rides to bouncing down a few mountain's (with me unfortunatly) and they've always maintained the zero.

    I think Zeiss now makes them?? And I don't beleive they offer the set I have anymore (Premier?). If I was looking for a new set I think I would go with either the Talley QR's or EAU(?) from NECG.

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    Default Warne rings

    highly recommend them. Strong, dependable, consistent. I've also found that you seldom have to lap them unlike Leupold rings.

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    Grizzly1,

    If I remember correctly I believe you are right about the Premier line being discontinued.

    Warne still makes the rings and bases as that is where the friend that sent them to me works.

    These are the Maxima series 1" rings for both medium and low height as well as a 2pc mount and a picatinny mount for a rem 700 long action.

    This will mean that I will resight my 375, but hey someone has to do it!

    Thanks guys

    Doug

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    I have been using Warne Maxima bases and their quick detach rings on the .338 Win. Mag. for many years. I could not be more satisfied. I also have some Talley bases and quick detach rings on a .375 H&H and they are good. I do not think one is better then the other. Talley gets more press and shows up alot more on the custom rifles featured in magazines. Does that make them better? Could have fooled me. As far as returning to zero when removed and put back on goes, I can't tell a difference because I have yet to see it. I don't think any quick detach ring set up returns to a perfect zero every time. But, the ones I use are definitely minute of angle moose repetable. By that I mean if I remove the scope and then put it back on and a 300 yard shot at a moose presents itself I am confident the rifle will deliver the bullet to the right spot if I do my part.

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    I have Warne's, both QD'd and permanent, on everything from .22 rimfires to .450 Marlin and have never had a problem. If I am travelling long distances I usually remove my scopes with the QD's and put them back on when I reach my destination. They have always returned to zero.
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    Default Stout to say the least...

    I am a diehard leupold guy, but I don't think that I'll use anything but warn from now on. They are awesome and built to take abuse!

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    After putting on the bases and rings yesterday I am really impressed with how sturdy these things really are, nothing compared to the Leupolds I have always used. I will however be taking them up to have them lapped but this is no big deal as I have had to do this with Leupolds as well. I figured since I had everything off it was time to top it with the Zeiss I bought for this rifle. It replaced a Leupold VX II 2x7 that was on it when I bought it a few years ago, my eyes as they have gotten older do much better with the Zeiss etched reticles and glass.

    I am anxious to give the quick release a try after getting the rifle sighted back in, although I would never have total confidence in them regardless I would always have to take a shot or two after removal and replacement just to ease my mind prior to hunting.

    Thanks for the input,

    Doug

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    FWIW, I've got a set of Warne's on my .338, and a set of Talley LWs on my .308. I like them both, and both have stood up to some serious abuse.
    In addition, I have to put in a plug for Warne's customer service. I broke a screw -totally my fault- while mounting a new scope. To make a long story longer, I called them, it turned out that they didn't make the exact set of rings I had anymore, and the guy I talked to wasn't sure that the new screws would fit the old rings, so he sent me a new set of rings as well as a set of screws, saying to try the screws and if they didn't work to keep the new rings, and if not to send the rings back. New screws ended up fitting old rings, but sure impressive to get that level of help.

    No flies on either brand, as far as I can see.

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    Default Leopold LX mounting system?

    Just wondering if anyone has tried this system and how would they compare it to the Warne maxima QD or the Talley?

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    The Warne mounts are generally a good product and Warne's customer service is indeed outstanding but consider:

    -Warn'e mounts are made of sintered steel which is not as dense as tool steel, thus they are made a bit thicker and heavier to compensate. That's why they are less expensive than Talley's

    -Warne makes there own socket head screws and they are not heat treated. They did make a bad batch a few years back but did replace them for me, with a similar non heat treated screw. Most importantly their service backed out the broken piece out of the mount.

    If you like the Warne mounts, my suggestion is to upgrade the socket head screws with Hillman heat treated.

    When I got home from an AK Caribou trip (Tikchik Woods area) I noticed one was broken- could have been a big problem.

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    I use Talley and Warne bases and rings but I really love those Warne QD rings.
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