I was just pulling a boresnake through my .243 with a view to taking it out tomorrow and I had the rifle and scope between my knees supporting with one hand when I felt an almost imperceptible wobble somewhere
I thought I'd dreamt it because I tried wobbling everything and couldn't replicate it until finally I felt it again - something to do with the scope.
Well that was it, off it came and I found that the screw holding the two halves of the front Optilock together was pretty much finger tight and the rear wasn't exactly tight either!
Now I remember assembling them two years ago and cranking them up as much as I dared so it was a little shocking to find them so loose. Maybe the high temperatures recently has contributed, who knows!
Amazingly it has held zero just fine up to now with no signs of problems! Looks like the poor .243 is staying in the cabinet in favour of the .30-06 again tomorrow....
Anyway, does anyone recommend re-assembling the mounts with loctite or something? Or should I just crank them up tighter still? It is possible I was a little conservative with the torque before I suppose.