GT--- Looking for a little advice here... I invested in some new equipment for deer season this year: a brand new Ruger M77 Hawkeye (30.06) and a brand new Leupold XV-I scope.... Well, naively, I thought I would try to mount the scope myself-- what could go wrong, right?? I used the rings supplied by Ruger.. and, well, I mounted the scope on there and really tightened down the scope rings. Now, i'm learning that over-tightening is a pretty common rookie mistake and can lead to damage to the scope.... My question is would anyone know the likelihood that I damaged the scope by over tightening the screws? I've read that they should be torqued to about 20 inch-pounds, max. Don't know what I torqued my to, but i'm sure it's much, much more than that. Should I go buy a torque driver and try again-- or would the damage that could have occurred be irreversible? Any suggestions? Makes me sick to think i may have just ruined a brand new $200 scope... Wanna kill these ads? We can help!