Just acquired a couple of new sets of scope rings suitable for the BSA and Parker-Hale dovetails. These are the newer Hilver made by B-Square. Now I have been using Hilver rings for many years and on opening the box the cost cutting is obvious. One set of rings were loose in the box with the allen key, no instruction leaflet, just the rings and key loose. They are usually in a plastic bag which originally with Hilver was sealed with key in one part with any extras such as recoil stop or alternative fixings and the rings in the other compartment in the bag.
One set has the key sealed in a bag with the rings in the other compartment of the bag but no recoil stop but there is a leaflet which explains how to fit the recoil stop Huh what stop? neither set has the stop nor are the rings drilled for it!
The other box just has rings loose with key and nothing else.
Neither boxes have the stickers saying what the rings fit as Hilver used to do. Also Hilver used to have a preservative on the rings these new ones................................... Nope I suppose that saves a few pennies .
I shall contact the seller asking why this should be? These are new so what is going on. It's not the first time I have brought from them so this is not the norm.
Meanwhile in my old boxes I sorted out a bag for the rings, one with the key still sealed inside it and traces of the preservative inside that came from the box for the Brno ZKK 601 rings I brought back in about 1998. I do not have any of the recoil stops though so it looks like I will have to make some.
So much for Modern business practice . Thank You B-Square for cheapening a good product!