You'll have to trust me that my scope has the problems and its not my rings, base, stock, ect. My newer 4.5-14 will not hold a zero and with one bump on a log or a small tumble it becomes off by several feet! I hunt this scope in the rainforest and alpine of SE ak so yes i fall alot but expect a nikon scope to hold up a bit better.
One possible conclusion I came Up with is that the length of a high power scopes makes it less hardy. Its a far shot, but what is your opinion? Even the cheaper 3x9s hel longer than this.
I missed a deer at 50 yards 3 times untill i hit it in the ham. Three seperate trips to the range and a hundred dollars in ammo later I am blaming the scope. A real night mare. Yes i dont always need the higher power but it seems convienient at times during goat hunts.