Rings or AR15 style scope base for .450?

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Rings or AR15 style scope base for .450?

Postby adavis » Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:14 pm

Hello all, first post here, and I did a quick look so I hope I'm not being too repetitive. I was just wondering what the preferred method of mounting a scope on the .450 Bushmaster is. My 6.8 wears a Burris PEPR and I've had no issues with zero retention, but the recoil difference between the two is apples and oranges. I already tried an Eotech on the Bushy and didn't care for my groups past fifty yards, so even a low magnified optic seems like a better bet, at least at this stage of the game.

So for those who have tried both, or who believe fully in their base or rings, what should I entrust this hunting season to?
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Re: Rings or AR15 style scope base for .450?

Postby 2zero6 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:04 am

Welcome aboard! I believe there are a few guys on here running the PEPR mount.
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Re: Rings or AR15 style scope base for .450?

Postby xxInfidelxx » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:50 am

I originally purchased the Burris Tactical 1" high mount rings but even mounted as far forward as I could get the scope, there wasn't enough eye relief for my scope. I'm using a 3-9 x 40 Bushnell 3200 muzzle loader scope and just changed to the PEPR mounts. Much better eye relief now for the scope I'm using. Was headed to the range today to re-zero the scope but got a stomach bug so that'll have to wait.
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Re: Rings or AR15 style scope base for .450?

Postby BayouBob » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:02 pm

I tried several combinations including the AR type base and the YHM mini risers. I ended up with Millett extra high AR rings. They are solid steel so are plenty strong but don't have a lot of extra metal to add weight or bulk. I am using a Nikon Slughunter 1.6 - 5 scope and it holds up to the recoil well.
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Re: Rings or AR15 style scope base for .450?

Postby oscar » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:01 pm

I bought the Rock Riverone piece Mount which is bascially like the PEPR and am very happy with it. Holds zero every time. Think it was 50 bucks or so.
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Re: Rings or AR15 style scope base for .450?

Postby AR167 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:01 pm

Pepr is working great on mine. I can't imagine a better setup.
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Re: Rings or AR15 style scope base for .450?

Postby thatguy » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:27 pm

I am using Warne Tactical Ultra High rings and a Nikon Prostaff shotgun/muzzleloader scope to give me extra eye relief due to the added recoil..

I have warne rings on just about everything and so far had no issued with return to zero at all

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Re: Rings or AR15 style scope base for .450?

Postby Billsmith63 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:57 pm

I went with the PEPR myself. No problems - its rock solid!
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Re: Rings or AR15 style scope base for .450?

Postby BD1 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:30 pm

PEPR or the SS mount is as simple and strong as I've found for a system that properly positions the scope for an AR. Stronger with fewer interacting parts.
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Re: Rings or AR15 style scope base for .450?

Postby adavis » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:28 pm

Thanks guys! I went for the PEPR and mounted a Nikon 3x9 Omega scope on the .450. Hopefully I'll get some range time soon, deer seasons almost here!
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