Re: Not wildly exiting- but please help! Recoil Slots Too Far Apart To Mount Scope
If I understand your question (which I might not exactly) why cant you have the rings ground to be thinner. It aounds like you only need .040" removed to make the scope fit.
Surface grinding should be simple enough for any machine shop. Heck, take it to the nearest college that has a machining program and have them do it. It will be much cheaper than a regular "job shop" if they are in session during the summer.
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