If lapping and RingTrue Tape are used, we see no need to spend $150 or more for a pair of rings. Most rings that cost less than $75/pair are machined from extruded aluminum stock. These rings require lapping to remove the extrusion grooves and maximize contact area. For conventional rings, we’ve found that Burris and Weaver 4-Hole Skeletonized rings are reliable and affordable. For tactical rings, we recommend Burris Tactical, Weaver 6-Hole Tactical and Warne Maxima Horizontal rings. After lapping, any of these rings will provide near-perfect alignment and work very well with RingTrue Tape. For affordable, fully machined rings, we recommend PRI Tactical, TPS HRT, Warne Mountain Techand Seekins Precision. For more information, see our rings selection guide.