i have been playing with the rifles today and moving glass around etc.
i took the 4.5/14x44 zeiss off the 243 to put on the new zeiss duralyt, fitted the 30mm action mounted optilocks, set the eye relief and thought thats it all done.
on adjusting the scope mounts the very bottom of the front bell was just touching the barrel before i got to a set tension on the rings, burger
got the rifle back up to see if i could move the scope forward a tad, ok done it, i then when i got to just about the right scope ring tension it done it again. now i think i can't use the scope on the rifle as i don't have bases and 30mm rings to fit to the rifle,
has this happened to anyone else and can it be resolved without me spending scope funds on rings and bases when i need to be saving for the next scope.