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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-21-2016, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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this one was a modern new out of the box weaver K-4
that should have been bomb proof. all the rings and
the mounts are solid and were loctited down. there
is a very faint "tink-tink-tink" inside of the scope when you
shake it, and a quick check with a laser boresighter
shows it's way low left which accounts for kicking up dirt
at the shot. i've not had time or the funds to go back
to the range to see if it's even on paper or will hold
a zero. it'll just have to wait for now and i'll use other
known zeroed firearms if i get to go again.
i guess the light .444 handi was recoiling harder than
i thought because this scope should have lasted.
the others were just $100.00 scopes that i picked up.

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Rings tight and loc-tited doesn't mean a scope will survive heavy recoil. Unless you use either Burris Zee rings or lap Weaver style it puts loads of uneven pressure on the scope tube. That is what kills scopes not so much the recoil but the pressures on the tube being uneven with heavy recoil.

The Redfield patent windage adjustable rings unless absolutely dead center of adjustment range is the worst there is at the uneven pressures.

I rarely ever mount a scope in other than Zee rings but do have the tools to properly lap other rings and the tools to make sure the two rings are in dead alignment with each other.

My scopes never have ring marks. The deeper and more uneven ring marks are the more bad pressure is placed on the internals of the scope. I've seen ring marks so deeply cut into the tube it almost was punctured thru.

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