I haven't ever encountered this problem. I put a rifle together and now it seems "unbalanced". The rifle is 6 3/8 pounds. And the scope is 1 1/2 pounds. It feels pretty top heavy. I like a balanced rifle. When I go and shoot it, it doesn't bother me. I don't think twice about it. But when cleaning it and showing people at home etc etc. I can't help but have it bother me...a lot. I have a Vortex Viper 4-16x50mm on top of my .300 winnie. Should I wait until my first hunt this fall and decide or try and switch scopes whether its a trade or trying to sell it? I never considered scope weight when I put them together. Thanks guys.