Re: Mounting Help
I'm not familiar with the mounts S1 speaks of but I would guess if He says to get them, they don't need shimmed.
I for one do not shim scope mounts. I do use signature rings with the interchangeable inserts, but no shims. I just don't like the idea of changing the profile of the surfaces the scope sits on.
I use Loctite bearing retainer on my action to base surface junction. The overflow kinda takes the slop out of the screws and it at least makes me feel better about the surfaces matching in profile for my bases. However, EVERY time I remove the bases to work on the action ( it's a nesika bay piece of shit, so it needs worked on about weekly), the loctite is broken. Now, I have the screws about as tight as screws can get, and they are tapered head screws, so I figure they're holding about as good as anyones do, but the moral of the story is, don't stick any extra pieces in between your scope bases and action, there's plenty of things to go wrong just the way they are.
If you're saying, why don't you fix that, I'm making solid titanium keyed mounts to replace them. I just roughed the material today. I even considered TIG welding the bases to the action. I don't like it anyhow, so if I scrapped it, it'd be no loss.
If you have something that you disassemble and reassemble enough times, sooner or later, you'll have two!