Originally Posted by Hairtrigger
It is not about how good the rings are it is about ALIGNMENT of the rings.
Scopes with dents have a much lower value than those without. Misaligned rings can cause improper tracking and poor scope preformance also
I rarely lap/ream rings because if you buy good rings and INSTALL them correctly they wont
mark your scope.
If they will not Aline properly I replace them If I can. If they are hard/impossible to find then
I will lap/ream them. But only enough to correct them. The biggest problem with reaming or
lapping is that to much material is removed and the rings will not hold the scope very well, so if you do ream or lap don't over do it.
I prefer Dual Dove Tail mounts and rings but you must get them aligned properly.(And don't
use the scope)For this I made a 1" and a 30mm mandrel that I use to turn the rings in and
Also on any dove tail ring I use anti seize to prevent galling.
The rail mounts are easier to install but after installing the rail on the action I use the mandrel
and tighten the rings on it before I tighten the ring to base screws. (this aligns the rings better).
And then re check the alignment of the rings.
There is no reason to mark a fine scope if everything is done properly including Reaming/lapping
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