I know of some mounts that I wouldn’t use to weight a catfish bait, but Leupold’s are not among them. They’ve been around a long time and been proved beyond a shadow of a doubt. I guarantee that the problems you heard about were caused by faulty installation, which translates as “not reading the directions.”
Outdoor Skills – Hunting Q&A
I am looking for a good, strong mount, but I hear there may be problems with Leupold's. Can you recommend something else?