When I put my new scope and rings on I waited until I zeroed the scope. After zeroing I removed the nut off each ring base applying loctite and retightening that nut before loosening the other one. I have tactical rings which has 2 screws on each side on top of each ring. I removed one at a time and added blue Loctite until I got 'em all done. Rechecked zero as I went....good to go.