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I’m looking at scoping my .300 RUM and am wondering if I need to get anything past some good steel bases and rings. I have no need for compensated bases. I’ll most likely put a 4-12 on it. Possibly a little more. It’s going to be a hunting rifle for larger game. Standard SPS stock weighing somewhere around 7.5-8 pounds. 
Any suggestions or experience?

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I would put more thought into scope slip then actual ring strength. I think just about any quality steel rings would work. Btw that is a light rifle for that caliber. Hope you got some shoulders.

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Just now, PoofNoEyeBrows said:

I would put more thought into scope slip then actual ring strength. I think just about any quality steel rings would work. Btw that is a light rifle for that caliber. Hope you got some shoulders.

I agree it is a beast. I’ve shot it a couple times and for some reason it isn’t that bad to my taste. It’s not a range toy by any means but I won’t notice it when shooting an elk. 

On your point, I’ve been wondering about a properly lapped set of steel rings vs the Burris style with the plastic inserts. 

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Cant beat lapped vs plastic in my book. Also, a small drop of silicone in the front ring is what a lot of people I know do to avoid the scope slipping along the length of the rings. For a hunting rifle like yours though. All this might be a little excessive if your only worried about the rifle being a minute of beast platform.

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I have used Leupold, Warne and Talley on my .300 win mag and 7mm mag and have performed great.

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