Originally Posted by jwp475
Jamimng the internals is not the only thing that can happen with over tightened rings. The power ring can also get in a bind and be hard to turn. 12 to 15 inch pounds. I would not go over 15 inch pounds.
Exactly right. Scope tubes can actually be permanently deformed if you get carried away torquing down the rings on the scope tube. It doesn't matter the brand of scope. The rings don't need to be any tighter than to keep the scope fixed from slipping. If 15 inch-pounds won't hold them then you may need to lap the rings or apply some Loctite or some other friction increaser to the surface of the scope tube/ring interface.
All excessive torque will accomplish is damage...