Re: scope alignment question
If you use a good picatiny rail, front and rear rings should align fine. If you use two piece, especially with wind age adjustable rings, a steel lapping bar, or two piece alignment bar helps. Get things squared with those and scope will not get undo force. I have an old 722 action where I cannot use two piece bases, they just do not line up (tightening front ring lifted scope off back ring). I was able to mount one piece DNZ ring and base combo that fixed it. One other thing to do with wind age adjustable leupold rings is to center scope reticle in middle of adjustment range, and do bore sight adjustment with ring, then fine tune with turrets. Hope that addresses your question.