<font color="blue">Just so you can get this straight, and to forestall any more stirring of the pot - it was THEIR
rings installed by a Gunsmith to LEUPOLD’S TORQUE SPECS.
are NO LONGER
manufactured the same way, PRECISELY BECAUSE
of the problem with crushing scope tubes.
I’ll try to make this simple – The OLD
Mark IV rings were NOT
parted at the centerline of the hole bored through them – they were parted ABOVE
the centerline. Without drawing a picture for you (see picture below) this created 2 pressure points on the tube. STEEL
rings with these pressure points would probably crush a steel tube, and Leupold scope tubes are aluminum.
It was a BAD DESIGN.
took THEIR OWN
scope apart <u>twice</u> and could not repair it afterwards.
I hope this helps put this issue to rest for you.</font>