My thoughts exactly. I am rebarreling my FN Commercial 30-06 to 6.5x55 and was thinking of getting rid of the PH bases and rings and mounting Leupold Opti-Locs as I have a set specifically for the FN. This set up has a good reputation but those two little levers give me some pause for thought.... one more variable. The Trusty old PH mounts have never budged. I have found adapters give me the same uneasy feeling... not to mention they jack the scope up higher than I usually like.~Muir
I bought some rings recently for the old PH (fitted with Weaver bases) they were QR and advertised to fit both Weaver and Picatinny rails, unfortunately they didn't, still waiting to find out why?Does anyone have experience or knowledge of putting a Picatinny rail or Weaver bases?