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Posted: 3/12/2006 9:05:02 AM EDT
Hi,
I've been lurking in the shadows for several months, learning a heck of allot. I bought a complete Bushmaster 16" heavy barrel carbine, 3 Stag stripped lowers, a Stag lower parts kit and a Rock River Upper, so far..... My question I have now is, what is the difference between a $15.00 1/2"
Riser and a $180.00 1/2" Riser? (And every price in-between) They all appear to be a solid block of aluminum with rail slots and 2 thumbscrews. Am I missing something or is the answer so simple as basically "Nothing".
Thanks
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 12:56:53 PM EDT
Well I guess I guessed right. There's no difference!
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 1:01:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/14/2006 2:18:30 PM EDT by QUIB]
Well, it’s not like manufacturing a riser is some type of manufacturing wonder! Like you stated, “They all appear to be a solid block of aluminum with rail slots and 2 thumbscrews.” That just about nails it. If I was in need of a riser I’d probably start by looking at Yankee Hill products.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 2:06:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/14/2006 2:09:36 PM EDT by glock24]
From what I've gathered, the more expensive rings are steel, claim to be precisely cut to the scope's diameter, and claim to align better on their bases or rail system.

For example, I bought a pair of aluminum Burris Xtreme tactical rings because they looked beefy and were half the price of the Badgers.

I had to lap the Burris rings significantly to get the scope to fit without isolated points of contact. According to those who spend the big money, the lapping process is a lot less on the more expensive rings.

Personally I'd rather lap cheaper rings and save the money, but to each their own.

BTW, these have to the cheapest rings on the planet! (Scroll down to the middle)

JSE Surplus
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 2:18:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By glock24:
From what I've gathered, the more expensive rings are steel, claim to be precisely cut to the scope's diameter, and claim to align better on their bases or rail system.

For example, I bought a pair of aluminum Burris Xtreme tactical rings because they looked beefy and were half the price of the Badgers.

I had to lap the Burris rings significantly to get the scope to fit without isolated points of contact. According to those who spend the big money, the lapping process is a lot less on the more expensive rings.

Personally I'd rather lap cheaper rings and save the money, but to each their own.

BTW, these have to the cheapest rings on the planet! (Scroll down to the middle)

JSE Surplus



I don't think he means scope rings.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 2:32:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/14/2006 2:33:38 PM EDT by glock24]


I don't think he means scope rings.



Oops! A classic case of activating the keyboard before engaging the brain!

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