Originally Posted by bruce_ventura
Using your scope to twist the front dovetail loose or into position is a bad idea. Many folks have found out the hard way how easy it is to bend a scope tube doing this.
Why can't you remove the scope and use a broom handle to twist the dovetail?
I learned a hard lesson on this. I bent a Sightron scope with Burris Sig rings, by using the scope to swivel them 90 degrees. The dimple was small, and I later sold the scope. Now, I use my 1" or 30mm scope lapping tool to turn the rings. Tighten up the screws, and its an easy todo.