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Old 08-12-2019, 11:01 AM
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Hello,

Just ordered my scope and rings and was wondering what do most people use to mount the scope properly. Any tips and advice on equipment needed would be appreciated.
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Old 08-12-2019, 11:15 AM
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Well...

1. I use a gun vise, or another way to secure the rifle.
2. I then torque the base to the action using the recommended specs provided by the manufacturer of the base.
3. I then use a scope leveling kit to level the action or scope base.
4. I place the bottom half of the scope rings on the base, place the scope in the rings and eye ball it into good spacing.
5. Then I'll add the top half of the rings, and tighten them down so they don't fall off, but the scope can still move.
6. I then get behind the rifle with my eye's closed, then opne them to see if the scope is set to my eye relief.
7. After that, I level to scope to the action/base level and torque the scope rings down to the manufacture's specs.

I'm sure I'm glossing over something, but thats the basic procedure to do it. A torque wrench and scope levels will run you about $50-$60. You can also just pay a gunsmith to mount it for about the same.
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Thanks for the tips
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Old 08-12-2019, 5:02 PM
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To find the ideal ring height, gently clamp rifle in a level vice, stack quarters on the rail and balance the scope on them until the bell clears the barrel and you are happy with the cheek weld.
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Locktite.
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good rings and NO locktite.
Lap the rings for best fit.
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If it's two separate rings they really need to be lapped.
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Old 08-16-2019, 1:36 PM
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Here's a video that someone posted from another thread.It may not be the same type of rings you have but it's an excellent video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--eekSkNUW8
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