Re: Now, how do I get this damn dovetail to turn??!!
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If you are going to use that type of ring make sure that the dovetail is greased, but the guys are correct - Warne Maximas will cost the same and there aren't any dovetails. Never tighten a dovetail system using the scope for leverage, gives my the vapors when I see someone do that! Piece of dowel is OK but the best is two pieces of metal rod that have points, just put one into the first ring and twist the second ring (dovetail) until the points touch. That ensures the rings are in a straight line, no torque on the scope tube.
But Pete had the best advice.