Thanks guys. I'm reassured.
I got the scope, rings, and base ordered today. Maybe next weekend I can have it put together, although it may be a week or two more before I can get it to a range. But as soon as it is assembled then I'll take a picture and get it posted. I really like the matte finish to the metal and wood. It's not as 'pretty' as some rifles, but it's just what I like to take into the field. Once it gets some wear on it then it will look perfect.
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