REI site specs the Omega rings at 34 grams. Is that correct? SMC spec wt is 11 gm. If carrying weight is an issue the weight difference of 4 rings starts adding up.
Gave the ring concept a try using slingrings (12 gm at $1.15) and Garda hitch or webbing through the rings. It makes adjustments a bit quicker, but revert back to no additional hardware. Ended up tying a "security" knot just in case the line or webbing slipped. Figure it's not much more effort just to tie a single knot. Slipped buntline is simple to tie, easy to untie and so far real secure.
One of the "problems" I have developed that gets feed by this site is the continuous need to try out all these concepts. Always reaching for the "Holy Grail" of whatever.
opie, is that a DIY receiver suspension post?