- Apr 27, 2017
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- USA, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana
Thanks, was curious about Warne's rationale or justification for the vertical split ring - integrated base design. I'm a little unsure about their theoretical scenario though. Why would anyone excessive lap rings that were already in alignment or aggressively lap using an excessively loose lapping bar in the first place?-- no matter the ring design. Seems like, in their explanation for the design, they created an issue to warn about a solution that is not realistic nor needed nor would commonly be used... by their own definition of the flexible ring. Just asking questions and playing Devil's advocate a little for the sake of thought and discussion.Warne acknowledges lapping as a valid practice. However, they disaprove lapping for their QD vertical mounts. Here is the justification : (https://warnescopemounts.com/is-lapping-needed/)
"Since vertically split rings need to slightly flex around the tube to tighten, lapping is difficult to impossible to do correctly. Since the ring is designed to be slightly flexed at the correct torque around the scope tube, to properly lap the ring, it would need to be in that tight flexed state. This would make it so the lapping bar cannot move, so to be able to lap a vertically split ring, the ring must be loose. This can be a problem because the ring will have material removed, changing the shape of the interior surface of the ring. When the ring is then tightened, and flexed around the tube, it is not the correct shape. This can cause high and low spots, as well as uneven pressure on the scope tube"