Thanks Chad, for taking the time to reply to my thread. I 've a feeling that your "may be "
is purposely toned down. So I assume that it still isn't unexpected to have misaligned scope rings if they are just slapped together. I just went over the thread above Why are custom rifles so Pricey??
and found responses by smiths to be polite and well thought out. Heck, I can't even adjust valve clearance and timing gap with feeler guage despite being shown by my motor mechanic. Yet I could race gokart successfully. I admire home smiths for their ability to improve on their rifles, and respect good smiths for their professional builds, but don't think much of parts changers. I'll follow advice on the other thread that I should try to make more money my way to pay good smith to make my gun better. And if I can't make more, then I should save more, some how.