Being that I am newbie to Long Range Shooter I have a great deal to learn, one thing being scope rings. When I purchased a set of Seekins rings for my new build I chose not to lap the rings. This morning after reading a great deal on on scope ring lapping I pulled my scope off and lap my rings. Here is a picture of what it looked like when I first started lapping. You can notice how little contact that I actually had on my scope. I didn't get a picture of the final stages, but it was around 80% contact before I settled. For the newbie's who are just starting out like me and wonder if rings should be lapped or not. Yes they should 100% of the time.