your right about the bases, dicks did even turn them but wasnt sure about the front one being turned, thought it might interfere withbolt action/shell discharge. the gun is on hold for me, ill go back and have them turn the bases and mount the scope. there are different height scope rings do i go for the high ones or low ones. thanks again for evryones help. if the switching works i like the Bushnell Trophy XLT 4-12x40 DOA Reticle Rifle Scope, it was $199.