Re: Changing POI
Dang, a $1500+ scope and expensive rings too....
I have to say that it is not unusual for me to handle my rifle by holding the scope, particularly when taking it out the rifle case... So far I have never managed to move my zero.
This is a 30mm scope tube, right ? In my opinion, if you can deflect the scope tube with one hand, it has a structural defect, like a crack in the tube.
I only have a Vortex Viper, which is also a 30mm tube, and I always use a Warne steel one piece picatinny base and their Maxima steel rings. I'm fairly sure you could lift the average car completely off the ground with one of those if the screws were a little beefier.
I also bed the base to the receiver, since it never makes 100% contact from the factory.
I suggest you send your scope back to the factory to get checked out, since it does not seem right. It should take a lot more than what you are saying to get a 30mm tube to deflect. Even exotic alloys made for turbine blades sometimes have defects, like what we saw with the DC10 that lost the rotor due to an inclusion in the material..