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Do talley lightweights usually require lapping?? Will be mounting it myself (usually let a gunsmith do it but he messed up last time and my scope slid in rings, so im wanting to do it myself from now on ).   Considering just going with DNZ since ive read they typically require no lapping but i prefer the style of the Talley
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Lapping is usually to fix an out of square action top. Typically good quality rimgs are not the problem and lapping will just ruin them/void warranty.

If u buy a wheeler scope mounting kit it comes with alignment bars that will help u identify problems.
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Talley generally says no lapping required. 
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Lapping is usually to fix an out of square action top. Typically good quality rimgs are not the problem and lapping will just ruin them/void warranty.

If u buy a wheeler scope mounting kit it comes with alignment bars that will help u identify problems.

Right on.  It comes down to fixing the rifle manufacturer's defects, not the ring makers.  When I bought my Hill Country Rifles 7Mag they told me (at that time, 3 years ago) that they lapped 98% of the rings they install because of it.  
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Here is a link to the correct torque specs on the Talley's. And +1 on the above comments about lapping.

http://opticstalk.com/torque-specs_topic18389.html

Also if you don't have access to a torque wrench in in-lbs to correctly tighten the fasteners, wheeler makes a good one.
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I've had more Talley LW with alignment issues than any other rings I've used.  Check them with alignment bars and more often than not they need a light lapping.  Talley recommends no but do they care if their mounts mark my scope or stress the tube?  No.  Twice they've sent me replacement rings due to out of spec LW mounts after taking measurements on the phone.  Their customer service is top notch and the rings are excellent once aligned.
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Originally posted by Horsemany Horsemany wrote:


I've had more Talley LW with alignment issues than any other rings I've used.  Check them with alignment bars and more often than not they need a light lapping.  Talley recommends no but do they care if their mounts mark my scope or stress the tube?  No.  Twice they've sent me replacement rings due to out of spec LW mounts after taking measurements on the phone.  Their customer service is top notch and the rings are excellent once aligned.


Wow, I have had the opposite experience: never a pair of rings with alignment issues. I have or have had probably 10 sets, never lapped, never an alignment issue.

Mine have almost all gone on a Tikka action. Horsemany, what action/actions have you gotten bad rings for?
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I had a bad set for a 8-40 threaded 700(H-S Precision rifle) and a Kimber 84m IIRC.  They were both out enough on alignment bars I didn't want to lap.  A call to Talley got both replaced.  One set they could tell was out of spec after asking me to take measurements of base portion with caliper.  Also sent them pics of alignment bars on the H-S Precision.

Both replacement sets were spot on with alignment bars and didn't require lapping.

Not bashing the rings at all.  Light, strong and simple.  Just seem to need a light lap sometimes IME. I've got them on most of the rifles I've scoped in the last 5 years.

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Originally posted by Horsemany Horsemany wrote:

I had a bad set for a 8-40 threaded 700(H-S Precision rifle) and a Kimber 84m IIRC.  They were both out enough on alignment bars I didn't want to lap.  A call to Talley got both replaced.  One set they could tell was out of spec after asking me to take measurements of base portion with caliper.  Also sent them pics of alignment bars on the H-S Precision.

Both replacement sets were spot on with alignment bars and didn't require lapping.

Not bashing the rings at all.  Light, strong and simple.  Just seem to need a light lap sometimes IME. I've got them on most of the rifles I've scoped in the last 5 years.


Likewise. I use them on every hunting rifle with zero issues. 
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Welcome back to OT, Joel! It's great to see you again! You've been absent for way too long, sir! 
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Thanks Ted!
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