Well, the brown Santa Clause (UPS man) brought me some goodies yesterday. . .a new Leupold VX3 scope and two sets of Warne Maxima rings! I had to change my MGM base out for another one in order to get three rings to mount correctly on there, but I got it done and my Encore looks pretty sweet. I must say, those Warne rings were the BIGGEST pain it the ass ever to install! I almost started using my "creative vocabulary", but I got them on there and I believe they're gonna be the ticket, they feel pretty stout. Providing Mother Nature doesn't have too many ill plans this weekend I plan on getting out to the woods and sight this thing in. If I could post pictures to this site I would share my shooting iron. I'll keep yo all posted on my range time. Thaks for all the input.