That’s a really good point. With my 1.5-5 no issues, but you wouldn’t get much more. I vaguely remember the gunsmith pointing that out to me now. I can’t remember if they are Sako or Leupold, but they are low rings.When you turned that scope 90°, did you not have problems with the adjustment ring hitting the scope base? I use low optilock rings on mine, and the VX3 scope can't be turned 90° because when you adjust the power the knob that sticks up on the adjustment ring hits the base and can't be turned the full range of motion.
What scope base and rings are you using?