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Old 02-08-2015, 01:57 PM
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I have had a couple of guys recommend Talley Lightweight rings lately. These are rings with a built-in base and made of aluminum. I know Mel Forbes liked them, but then he is just plain over the top when it comes to weight savings.

Talley makes good rings, but aluminum? Steel screws holding aluminum rings together. They should hold the scope well in the rings and maybe they would not scratch as much. I just wonder about the durability if they are used on a rifle with more recoil than a target/varmint cartridge.

Anyone here use them on hunting rifles?
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Old 02-08-2015, 03:01 PM
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Take a look at these;

http://www.dnzproducts.com/why-dnz/
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Old 02-08-2015, 03:33 PM
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I went full weaver aluminum bases and rings with my savage 7mm-08. Recoil is extremely manageable with that caliber, a tad more noticeable than hot .357 loads in a 5lb. carbine (which is ridiculously manageable). I spent time using lock-tight and properly torqued the screws. I am confident with my set up and see know reason to add weight for reinsurance. If I was shooting a magnum rifle that would be a different story.
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Old 02-09-2015, 12:37 AM
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I like DNZ and Talley
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Old 02-09-2015, 02:04 AM
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"Talley makes good rings, but aluminum"

Some companies have been using aluminum in tree stands for years. I have one.
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Old 02-09-2015, 07:49 AM
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I have Talleys on a Tikka T-3 lite SS in 338 Winchester and they work just fine. I would not worry about them not standing up to recoil. It they work well on a 6.3 # 338 they will work on anything.
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:10 AM
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I travel frequently and the airline baggage guys are hard on gear. I have decided to stay with steel for big game rifles.

I may try a set of these on a light recoiling rifle that does not get much abuse. They appear to be well made and they are certainly inexpensive.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:21 PM
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You must stop thinking in the past. With the proper alloying and heat treating aluminum is plenty strong enough to handle the recoil of any rifle. It is used on aircraft, tanks, other military vehicles and many other uses where only steel was once used.
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:40 AM
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The Talley 2 piece aluminum mounts are well made and perfectly suitable for typical hunting rig configurations.
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by bugsNbows View Post
The Talley 2 piece aluminum mounts are well made and perfectly suitable for typical hunting rig configurations.
Have you used them yourself yet?
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