Re: Scope mounts and lapping..??
I'm not sure I agree with your theories, but an interesting point none the less.
Using the bedding technique has always worked for me, using rings without 100% contact has not unfortunately. There are several reasons for bedding a scope in the rings, not just to reduce the chance of a scope shifting under recoil, but also to prevent rings marks (from pinching), to prevent the action transferring stress to the scope and vice versa and also to enable you to remove the scope and re-attach without loss of zero.