I stared in disbelief at the target, only 25 yards away and not a hole to be found. Just having fired a shot with a scoped firearm from a dead rest position I was understandably under the impression that there should be a hole in that thing somewhere. I investigated.
After deductive reasoning that would have rendered Sherlock green with envy I found that the firearm (which shall remain nameless) had been drilled and tapped off center. Even with the scope’s windage adjustment cranked as far as it would go to the side, impact was still off of my box at 25 yards. I was up the proverbial creek without a paddle (or optical sight, in this case). I found an old beer can in the dirt, used my Leatherman to cut and install an aluminum wedge between rail and ring, and had a temporary solution. But what I really needed was a set of Burris Signature series rings.
Burris Signature rings are available in both hunting (Signature) and tactical (XTR Signature) models. The awesome thing about them is that they are able to precisely compensate for misaligned bases, or, to set your scope up with built-in cant (the XTR’s are capable of 0 to 40 moa), for long-range shooting.
- Available for all types of optics and bases
- Solid steel rings, ideal for hunting
- Pos-Align Inserts offer tremendous gripping power and durability and will not damage the scope finish
- Available in 1-in. and 30 mm sizes
- Works with standard, dovetail, double-dovetail, and Weaver-style bases
- Proven design has stood the test of time
- Covered by the Burris Forever Warranty™
These durable rings are made from solid steel, are available in one-inch and 30mm sizes, and feature Pos-Align Inserts. The inserts are responsible for the magic that makes these rings awesome. By simply changing the orientation (right, left, top, bottom) you can accurately adjust for any misalignment. You can also add cant to your scope, rendering a tapered base unnecessary. Boasting double screws on each side, they are super durable (the inserts hold your scope with a grip like a gorilla, while not marring it in the least). If you are searching for versatile rings to grace your hunting rifle, I recommend a hard look at these.
The Signature rings are available for use with standard, dovetail, double dovetail, and Weaver-style bases. They come in medium, high, and extra-high models, with matte, gloss, and nickel finish available in certain iterations. Best of all, they are covered with Burris’s Forever Warranty. MSR of $54 and up.
XTR Signature Rings
Built for tactical applications the XTR rings are bulkier, boast three screws to a side, and are available in 1-inch, 30mm, and 34mm iterations. They feature dual steel cross-through connection clamps for precise, strong alignment on Picatinny bases. The rings themselves are built of aluminum to reduce weight. Don’t worry – they are rugged and well designed. As you see in the photos these are the rings I chose for a recent DIY Alaskan moose hunt (and no, this isn’t the rifle with the misaligned bases). They performed admirably.
Like the Signature rings, the XTR rings feature Pos-Align Inserts. This set comes in an awesome little lockable hard case with an array of inserts capable of correcting almost any misalignment. Or, you can add 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, or 40 MOA of tapered-base free scope cant. XTR rings are available in 1.00-inch, 1.25-inch, and 1.50-inch heights, boast Burris’s Forever Warranty, and range from $108 to $156.
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