Ended up with 2 piece warne weaver style bases and TPS rings. Seriously robust in comparison! ...and much cheaper!
edited to add a pic, the setup looked fine to my eye (sold the rifle now):
....hope this helps; over here EAW mounts are talked of as some sort of 'Holy Grail'amongst mounts, I just can't understand it, way too complicated and fragile.....perhaps I'm just left a bit 'anti EAW' after my experience of them [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] .....didn't mention the other downside is that they are seriously high too...almost set your scope up high enough to double duty as a carrying handle!