The top of your rings are capable of flexing a little where the bottoms won’t so it’s not quite as critical if you lap both the chance of taking off to much is easily possible then you will be bedding them or pitching them bedding will come out with a little heat so you can’t goof that up. DavidI concur. To me, it's a solution in search of a problem.
As you said, with two-piece ring mounts, bed the mounts to align them to the receiver .
I've never had an issue with a scope binding or slipping in the rings (including a .338 LM w/ Leupold MK IV steel rings).
Quality rings, on a quality one-piece rail don't need bedding IMO.
Theoretically, if you apply enough pressure to the scope tube when bedding you would squeeze ALL the epoxy out assuming the rings are precisely machined. There will be no voids. Leaving epoxy in place, simply raises the scope in the rings to sit on a thin layer of epoxy. Could the epoxy have a greater friction coefficient than the aluminum? Perhaps, but again- I don't have problems so I don't need a "solution".
Makes zero sense to me why anyone would bed the scope to the bottom rings, and not the top as well? If your rationale is that the rings are not precisely machined to obtain maximum surface area contact- wouldn't this apply to the top half of the rings as well?
Why couldn't you do the same thing with . 030 shim stockNever bedded a scope.
The Last short action Rem 700 I set up, With 1 piece mount. With front screws snugged down, I could put . 030 of feeler gauge between the base and back receiver ring. JB metal epoxy filled the gap and every thing fits perfect.
If I had put the scope on with out aligning the base, My scope may be junk now.
One added benefit is the bedding leaves no visible marks on your scope tube and I can’t say that about any of the scopes I had mounted from 1977 until I started bedding. DavidRemember there's usually more than one way too solve a problem the J B I'm sure works well never done it that way might do that some day I allways use my scope allignment bars and go from there if the points line up I know there's no stress on the scope and I'm good yoo go .
Any you gentlemen familiar with the Buhelur Micro Dial one piece adj base that moves up and down for the elevation adj the ? The scope is mounted too the base very rigedly, the Baush and Lomb balvar scopes had no internal adj , too get elevation the rear of the base moved up and down on a screw and locked in place with a knurled dial the base flexed at the front by the receiver . Im not saying everything should not be lined up but give that some thought it's contradive too what we do now mounting scopes of course that's old schoolAs the say “There’s more than one way to skin a cat”.
Thanks on the scope compliment. I amLooks like you did a really good job , would have been curious how much difference it made before and after by the way you did good on your scope choice hope it shoots as good as it looks