Just got home with my new tikka t3 varmint .308. I have fitted the optilock 30mm Low scope mounts and optilock scope rings to my s&b 30mm 8 x 56 scope and on to the rifle all ok.
However they is little room between the end of the scope and the rifle barrel. There is probably about 1-2mm clearance running the length of the big end of the scope down the barrel(Im sure there is a technical name for that)
The butler creek scope cap touches the barrel, so I have trimmed that down as much as I can and it still just touches the barrel.
Will this be an issue?? Im guessing it will be because of recoil etc and it may affect the scope and zero after a period of time.
Advice much appreciated please.