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How important is a solid foundation to a house? In essence, you could say without a solid mount, you might as well not put on a scope. If your scope moves in your mount, it will change your point of aim. If your scope is tensioned, bent, twisted, or torqued in your mount, virtually anything can change your point of aim... temperature, a slight bump, recoil, or even twisting the zoom or adjusting the objective.
If your scope mount doesn't align your scope with the direction your muzzle is pointing, your reticle adjustments will have to be pushed to outside extremes to sight in your point of aim with your point of impact. And, we wouldn't that now, would we?