Re: Scope with .338 lapua any ideas ?
The scope should hold together fine. To maintain accuracy you need quality steel mounts. I have had ring bases shear right off with the cheap QMR Leupold. I went to the Mark 4 Rings with steel bases. They are pricey. Brownells have some really good steel bases and rings. The TPS Products brand are fabulous and less dollars. They are machined to 1/10,000. I would still lap the rings. I like the one piece pidkatinny base that is thick. You get the rings mounted on the same plane. You will need a little height any way.
I use red locktight on the base, blue on the ring screws. Lastly, I use Brownells resin dust on the ring interiors and tube of the scope. Blow it off after application with your finger.
Favorite rings are the TPS, Mark 4, Farrell.
Brownells is great to do business with. Very Liberal return policy. They ship fast. Priority mail is the fastest.(hard to believe!)