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    Mounting a Scope

    Hey everyone I got a new rifle and scope for my birthday. I was wondering if most of you mount your own scope or if you take it to someone and have them do it? If you do it yourself do you have any tips that will help? Thanks in advance for all your help.

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    Here is a link from Midway USA detailing how to mount a scope if you decide to do it yourself.

    http://videos.midwayusa.com/index.ph...?id=1_dkdsrv3u
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    Plenty on youtube. The National Shooting Sports Foundation has some on youtube that are really good.

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    Just remember to use LocTite on the screws.
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    I mount my own and the best advise I could give you is to use a one piece base or bed the bases so the rings are concentric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WapitiBob View Post
    I mount my own and the best advise I could give you is to use a one piece base or bed the bases so the rings are concentric.
    Yep. I use Redfield Jr. one piece bases and rings.
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    I have 2 piece bases on all mine that I mounted myself. 2 are leupold and 1 is redfield. I havent had a problem with any not lining up. Maybe just lucky but they hit where Im aiming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WapitiBob View Post
    I mount my own and the best advise I could give you is to use a one piece base or bed the bases so the rings are concentric.
    This is what I do.

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    I use a one piece base, and used JB weld for solid contact as well as loc tite for all the screws on the base and rings. Another thing I do is make sure my scope is level. I use a leveling kit on the action and scope, I think one best and easiest ways is to set up a plumb bob/line and let gravity take affect and alight your crosshairs perfectly with plumb line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdriverbottom View Post
    ... I think one best and easiest ways is to set up a plumb bob/line and let gravity take affect and alight your crosshairs perfectly with plumb line.
    This works better than the little level vial that goes on the scope from the kits as long as your action is plumb and the string is far enough away that you can focus on it correctly. I've went to one-piece picatinny bases on my rifles and noticed a much better alignment between the two rings vs. the two-piece bases of various types when lapping the rings. I've also found that it's worth it to spend the extra money on good bases and rings in the long run.

 

 

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