Actually it wasn't the scope itself but rather the mounts. Base's were just a skint to low and allowed the scope to touch under the magnification adjustment ring and just a bit under the front of the barrel. I've shot it like that and it shot fine but got to feeling guilty last night so started looking over it again. It occured to me that raising the scope just a hair would relieve the problem so I gave it a shot. removed the base's and put three layer's of black electrical tape under front and back. Got the front off but not quite the back. So took the scope off and took a flat file to the back edge of the back base and filed a 45* angle on it. Took off a bit and tried then tested and if needed started over. Didn't take very long and the scope cleared front and back and where I filed did not get to the screw hole. Now if it warms up today need to go up the hill and re-sight it in. I was maybe pretty lucky in the filing as they are aluminum Weaver base's and filed easily.