I have moved away from QD mounts on most of my hunting rifles. Most of my rifles have fixed, low, steel Talley mounts. I can carry a tool in my kit if I need to remove them. Having the same mounts on most of my rifles allows me to swap scopes between them,,, of course, I need to resight after the swap, but that is no trouble.
My .404 has QD mounts and a folding aperture sight and front ramp, in case there is a need to use irons.
I have also had good service from Leupold mounts, but I like to use the same brand mounts/bases on all my rifles to aid flexibility and simplicity.
Is your 404 a BRNO ? If not, would like to see how your folding peep works.