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.