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Gentleman4561  [Team Member]
2/14/2013 6:21:37 AM EST
I am in need of a base for my 700 in .223 that I am picking up tomorrow. So what is the real difference between the two? From what I understand they are both good to go. If you prefer one over the other please explain why.

Thanks
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jaw187  [Team Member]
2/14/2013 6:24:32 AM EST
Like you said, they are both good to go. I have the nightforce base, although i would have been fine with the badger base. Both are steel and both have the recoil lug. Buy with confidence. Kinda like comparing apples to apples
smaddox  [Life Member]
2/14/2013 6:34:14 AM EST
Both are solid

I have NF on both my guns but I would be happy with Badger also.
Willz  [Team Member]
2/14/2013 6:58:48 AM EST
I have a Badger 20moa on my Rem 700.
Quality solid base.
The Badger instructions have you put a thin layer of high temp green loctite under the base when you mount it.
It's not for bedding, it's to keep moisture from wicking in between the base and receiver and creating rust.
Just sayn.
OlKev  [Member]
2/14/2013 6:59:24 AM EST
Not to thread jack but, I am learning about this stuff

Why a preference for a steel rail over aluminum like a LaRue?
ChrisGarrett  [Member]
2/14/2013 7:08:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By Gentleman4561:
I am in need of a base for my 700 in .223 that I am picking up tomorrow. So what is the real difference between the two? From what I understand they are both good to go. If you prefer one over the other please explain why.

Thanks


I run a Badger 20moa on my Savage LE2b, after running a Ken Farrell, which was moved to another rifle.

I think that with the better rails,, you're talking mainly about how tall they are, more than the inherent quality of one, being superior to another. My third 20moa rail is a TPS.

Height: Badger the lowest, TPS middle and KF, is the tallest. The quality on all three is about the same, in my case.

To the guy above, some people just like steel rails, for perceived strength, although a good T-7075 alloy can be almost equal in strength to that of steel, plus it's a good deal lighter and won't rust.

I don't mind running alloy rings, but I kind of want steel in my rails, for no steadfast reason, other than that's what I want.

Chris
handym3000  [Team Member]
2/14/2013 7:46:11 AM EST
buy a 2 piece if you can.

makes it a ton easier to top load.

i wish i had gone 2 piece.

i have a badger works great.

i went with the extended model. 20 moz
smaddox  [Life Member]
2/14/2013 9:44:06 AM EST
I prefer a 1 piece base on my rifles
458winmag  [Member]
2/14/2013 3:52:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By handym3000:
buy a 2 piece if you can.

makes it a ton easier to top load.

i wish i had gone 2 piece.

i have a badger works great.

i went with the extended model. 20 moz


I think. this has merit.
I have both, two in 20 MOA and the other in 15 MOA. I think the extra area to mount junk, is useless. Might have them cut. Some say a solid base will twist a receiver.
Thats why the bed them.
I can't see it, but who knows
Carolina_K  [Member]
2/14/2013 4:53:34 PM EST
In my limited experience, it's the base that is most likely to deform without bedding in cases in which it's needed.
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