I just thought that if you can afford a 50mm scope and sometimes shooting in low light 50mm is the way to go. There is one more thing should i get leupold Quick release bases and rings or Talley 2 pice? I could also use my old base and buy new rings but i cant find rings for it(2 pice studded).
I just installed some leupold mounts and rings, they seem pretty solid. The twist on front ring takes some effort to move and the two fat screws in the back locked up tight. I like the little Torx screws too.
The one vs. two piece debate continutes to be waged. Personally, I have used many of each and cannot find any real advantage of one over the other. If you are going with a tapered base, you will be using a one piece. I have also "heard" a theory that a one piece base will stiffen the action, potentially helping with accuracy, I have seen no proof of this though. Two piece bases are lighter.
As a side note, the US Army, on the M24, went from a one piece to a two piece base. I feel that as long as you buy quality, either one will work just as good as the other
I have also heard that one piece actions will put stress on the action which will have the opposite affect over long term than what Mel heard. Seems like everyone has a different viewpoint on this one.