Sunday, August 7, 2016

American Precision Arms - Precision Rifle Scope Rings

American Precision Arms - Precision Rifle Scope Rings
10% off through Nov 30th 2016 for Readers

While searching the world wide interweb for precision rifle rings American Precision Arms was a name that kept coming up being noted by top and competitive shooters as the best scope rings available. 

Over the last year I have featured them in many builds including some stock and tricked out Remington 700 builds with Timney Triggers and XLR billet chassis, but I thought this critical component needed some extra attention. The American Precision Arms rings are $195… gulp, yeah. If you want to play in the league of the elite precision shooters, you might as well pull out the checkbook.

Jered (CEO APA - Right) & Nate Staskiewicz (Left)
When I say big league accuracy, I mean stunning un-freaking-believable accuracy. On really good days I can manage some solid .25” 100-yard groups, but top and shooters can do that at 500-yards. For example - Until the 2016 Shooting 3Gun season I sponsored an up and coming youth 3Gun competitor named Nate Staskiewicz who had now turned pro and likely will and on on the competitive Army Marksmanship team. 

American Precision Arms .308 rifle 3-shot 969-yard .764” group shot by Nate Staskiewicz
The kid is phenomenal behind a gun and currently is one of the top five competitors nationally - yes, he has even been featured on 3Gun Nation. I simply could not afford to sponsor him on a part time writers salary now that he is “that good”.  In the picture below with Jered (CEO of American Precision Arms) you can see Nate proudly with his custom American Precision Arms .308 rifle with his 3-shot 969-yard .764” group. His Leopold optic was mounted with the APA Rings. Let’s think about that for a moment ¾” at nearly 1000-yards. 

That my friends is precision. When I am talking about elite precision shooters, I am talking about this level of talent behind a super custom premium gun, so spending $195 on a critical component like “rings” does not sound so crazy and even spending $3000 on full custom rifle does not sound crazy.

I am by no means that “quality” of shooter, however I have been impressed with what these all 7075 T651 Aluminum American Precision Arms Scope Rings have delivered. I must admit most rings are junk that lack precision from one ring to the next. This produces a variety of bad issues including misaligned optics, unusual torsion on the optic tube, unrepeatable zero after removal and re-installation, rings coming loose, and overall durability issues.  Most people would be surprised to find out that most competitive shooters remove their optics from the gun each time and case it separately in another hard case to avoid bumps from damaging very expensive optics. It makes sense to have a set of rings which deliver repeatable accuracy after re-installation.

Jered at APA asked me to test this at 300-yards. With his rings, removal and re-installation of an optic will not change the zero on any of my rifle at 300-yards. This is handy to know if you have a favorite custom AR15, AR10 with a quick release Red Dot mount that you swap out for a nice optic for longer range shooting. If you happen to have a custom $3000 American Precision Arms rifle, then you should have a set of their rings as well.

The quality of these 7075 T651 Aluminum rings is exceptional and I would say likely the highest quality of any rings available. The company offers them in both 30mm and 34mm sizes in various heights to fit any need.

After talking to Jered recently about the incredible groups Nate shot with his custom American Precision Arms .308, he offered readers 10% off just by mentioning this article.  The only catch is that the offer will expire November 2016. If you have a precision rifle, you owe it to yourself to invest in a set of these rings.


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