I had never heard of Hawkins Precision LLC prior to yesterday, but I was really impressed with the look and feel of their Ultra-Light Tactical Rings. These rings are manufactured in Colorado out of 6061 T6 aluminum, and are intended to interface with a Mil-Std 1913 rail. They are hard black anodized, and come standard with a clever anti-cant level cap. These rings are available in 1″, 30mm and 34mm low, medium, and high. I think these rings would work well on any rifle build where weight saving is desirable. I will pick up a set and test them out on my annual Squeakie Slaughter event coming up in April.
That bubble looks like it’s in a bad spot. Have to break cheek weld and move most of your head just to check it.
Agree, bubble needs to have option to be mounted on side of scope so a slight movement of your eye checks level. Check Xxtreme Hardcore Gear Force Recon rings as an example.
Also i prefer 6 screws per ring rather than 4 especially for 300 Win Mag or larger calibers with more recoil.
Yikes – $145
Looking for something understated but the coolest product at the SHOT show, check out the Elite Iron bipod. Amazing and makes every other bipod seem primitive, almost useless. But then for $600 it better be scary good. Try it and the price is a non-issue…sort of.
These rings are pretty slick, love the integrated level in the top cap. I have heard rumors a month or two ago that they are in the process of making a one piece ring/mount for Remington 700 pattern receivers, similar to the offerings from Talley.