Re: Preventing ring marks
You should always lap your rings unless its something like a NEAR where he says not to. but your standard rings should always be lapped to take out any misalignment or imperfections, it also gives you reassurance and visual confirmation that you have full surface contact. as far as a redneck cheater way to lap rings... not really the wheeler kits are so inexpensive i dont see how you could save much money unless you have a perfect 1" or 30mm (whatever your case is) piece of round stock laying around, and some lapping compound.. but for 30-40 bucks wheeler includes the bar, handle and lapping compound.. very worthwhile investment.
Anything less than overkill is underachievement!
" Real elk guns start with the number 3 or bigger and blow two holes, one in and one out." - My Dad