Re: Scpoe mounts
For a long range rifle, I will typically check the zero on a rifle 3 or 4 times during three months of hunting with it. It does not matter what rings and bases and scopes are one it. Small errors in the zero become big errors at long range.
For short range work say under two hundred yards it does not matter nearly so much because an inch or two off zero means nothing when shooting at deer.
You can minimize the amount a scope is knocked off when banged around but I do not know of anyway to totally prevent it. First get a one piece base with weaver slots. Second is to get rings such as the Burris Extreme which are very wide and have extra screws. A benefit to a one piece base is that the front and rear rings are lined up for sure.
Do not over torque rings and crush the scope tube!!!
Do take care of your lenses with some kind of covers such a a Scope coat or flip ups or just what comes with them in the box. Scratched up lenses means poor quality sight picture. Also clean them in a safe manner that does not scour the coatings.
The Smokin Fur Rifle Club