Originally Posted by bigngreen
I run the same rings and like them for the price but your in serious over kill land and you can damage a scope if you set rings that close to your turrets if your not real light with the torque wrench, just a friendly heads up!!
I don't over-tighten the rings, but that's a good point to make. I've seen folks dent scope tubes by going overboard with the wrench.
The original plan was to use 3 of these 4 Weaver rings, but since they all fit, I just put 'em all on there. :o Four ring systems are commonly used on heavy recoiling handgun scopes... and while I realize the 110BA with its 20 pound dead weight and muzzle brake is not a heavy recoiler, my main reason for using extra rings is that with a two ring system, all that has to happen to ruin your zero is for one of those two rings to loosen. Perhaps not likely, but it's possible... I'm sure many of us have had that happen...
I use liquid electrical tape, and bed the lower ring halves. It makes a very thin, rubbery layer that sticks the scope in place, and of course stands up to a lot of heat so it won't move... then just torque to whatever the ring manufacturer recommends... around 15 to 20 inch pounds or somewhere in that area.
On the Nightforce turrets... I would never disparage someone else's personal testimony and experience. Strange things happen in this world. I guess I would just want Nightforce to "tell it to me like I'm a six year old" why this can harm their turrets. If they can make it make sense, I'll consider it. If not, I'll likely continue to believe that they're just trying to justify charging us 200 dollars (up from 175) for a zero stop... :o
Scope manufacturers are pretty much like any other manufacturer out there... if they can find some reason to throw blame for a fault onto the user, and away from their product, they'll do it. Harley Davidson used to try to void warranty work if they found out you were using some other 20W50 motor oil (other than theirs)... so my guess is that Nightforce did find a problem with their scope, and fixed that... blamed it on the zero washers... and they probably sold the guy a 200 dollar zero stop in the bargain.