Dave, I went with Warne bases and rings. My main objective was to mount the scope as low as possible, but after thinking about it, I figured it would be nice to be able to take the scope off without losing it's zero. Also, since the Warne bases are so thin, I can see the sights just fine if I want to do some old school shooting. Thanks again.From the pic, it looks like the front inch or better of the scope has a gap of about 1/16 - 3/32 inch. I'd think a Butler Creek cap would be awfully close to fitting but if it didn't, I'd just sand or file the thickness of the lens cover base ring flat at the bottom until it fit. You could take half the thickness away with no problems I'm sure.
By the way, what rings and bases are those? Look real good.
Yup. I'm leaning that way. I've used the flip-ups in the past, but at times they've gotten in the way. Removing the sight elevator is a good option, though, and I might do that anyhow so I can move the scope back a tad. Not that I need to, but it looks kind of weird all the way forward with the power settings covered up by the rings.bikini cover FTW