Looking for a good set of rings

Discussion in '223 / 5.56 MVP and Variants' started by sac357, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. sac357 New Member

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    I have a Nikon Buckmasters II 3×9-40 scope, was looking for advise to a good set of rings that will clear the rear site on my MVP Patrol

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  2. OBU712 New Member

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    I bought an MVP Patrol in 223/556 a couple of weeks ago but my Nikon P223 3-9X40 just came in yesterday. I bought a set of Weaver brand 6 hole medium height rings and they were too short. The scope bell hit the rear iron sights. I removed the rear sight blade and still no luck. I didn't have enough play forward or rearward to avoid it. I then bought a set of Blackhawk high rings. Still too short. The Weaver medium and Blackhawk high were the same high. I gave up and bought the tallest piece of crap rings I could find just so I could get the scope on the gun and try it. I think the Weaver highs would have worked but no one had them locally. I think I'm going to try some UTG quick disconnect rings. I have a friend that has some on his AR and they returned to zero when he takes them off and puts them back on. Im going to measure my base and scope to find out the exact correct hight rings and will let you know what I find out. Good luck.
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  3. guthepenguin Member

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    I use UTG low profile QD rings on my 5.56 MVP Patrol, my wife's 10/22, and my Savage MKII FV-SR, and on a scope that I'll later be putting on an AR, but have also used with my MVP. I have never had a problem with them on any rifle.
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  4. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Burris Signature Series Zee rings. As for the height with a 40mm objective medium might do but you may need to go to high rings. I use high rings. Check out ballisticxlr.com projects page for photos.
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  5. Josh Turner Member

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    Millett tactical rings.
  6. Keith Moderator

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    You could look at the Nikon P-223 or M-223 scope mounts that were designed with their P and M series scopes in mind. They wouldn't be steel but they seem to be made very well.
  7. OBU712 New Member

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    The UTG QD rings came in and so far they are great. The high rings brought the nikon p223 3-9X40 down to just above the front sight blade. They seem to be a great value for the money.
  8. guthepenguin Member

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    I know that UTG gets knocked, but I've always used their rings and never had a problem. A pair of QD rings for roughly $25.
  9. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    The thing that separates expensive rings from cheap ones are durability, precision and advertising. Not necessarily in that order. I used weaver rings and bases for decades and still do on some limited applications. UTG is fine if you're not in battle or prone to bashing your bang stick into things it shouldn't be bashed into. What matters with cheaper rings is verifying alignment before dropping a scope tube in them and cinching them down. One piece bases help with that. I own a set of scope ring alignment bars and have been surprised occasionally by how far off things can be and how much those one-piece bases can help.
  10. guthepenguin Member

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    Thanks for the info. Didn't really know. What do the bars usually run for?
  11. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Depends. 1" bars are sold separately for under 30 bucks with no lapping bar or any of the other bits that are handy to have. If you have both 1" and 30mm scopes you'll have to pony up and get the a full kit which get up well over 100 bucks.You can also get a full kit just for 1". There are links below to product and some how-to videos.

    http://www.btibrands.com/product/scope-ring-alignment-bars-1/

    http://www.btibrands.com/product/scope-mounting-kit-combo-1-30mm/

    http://www.btibrands.com/product/scope-mounting-kit-combo-1/

    http://www.btibrands.com/product/scope-ring-alignment-and-lapping-kit-combo-1-30mm/



  12. guthepenguin Member

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    You're using some words I don't know, but it sounds like something important.
  13. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Which words?
  14. Josh Turner Member

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    Use a one piece base and just get lapping bars. It will save you some time and coin. Quick note picatinny and weaver style bases and rings are not the same. Even tho they look similar.
  15. 300RUMShooter New Member

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    EGW base, Nightforce rings and a Vortex Viper HS-LR 4-16x50.
  16. purple_yota27565 New Member

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    I'm running DNZ on both my mvp rifles. No problems what so ever
  17. bombadillo Moderator

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    Good old Leupold QD for around $65.00 are going to be your friend. Built well, and lifetime warranty.
  18. wood chucker Moderator

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    Warne will be a little spendy but good stuff. They have a ring and base set that returns to zero pretty dang good too.
  19. GrocMax Active Member

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    Keep in mind with Burris Sig Zee rings there are 3 heights, listed as 'medium', 'high' and 'extra high'. Extra high is REALLY high, like 80+mm objective high. Mediums are rather short, good for like 44mm objective. Need high on MVP 5.56 for 50mm objective, a medium with a 50mm is scraping the barrel with a little cant in it.
  20. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    ^^^ yuuup. Good tip.

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