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coolbrze0 09-04-2012 12:09 PM

Proper scope mounting
 
Haven't mounted a scope in about 5 years, just want to make sure I remember how to properly mount one. Clean area to mount base, blue loctite base to rifle, set scope in rings, make sure cross-hairs are verticle/horizontal & proper eye relief is achieved (.338 Win. Mag.), then blue loctite rings together. How tight should I make the base & ring screws? What's the best way to achieve proper eye relief (don't want to get smashed in the eye w/ a .338 Win. Mag.) & to ensure the recticle is horizontal/vertical? Did I forget anything?

newton29 09-04-2012 05:06 PM

I put the scope in the rings without tightening the screws, then shoulder the rifle with my eyes closed. When I open my eyes and have the proper eye relief, I know the scope is the right distance from my eye. To level, I put the rifle straight in a vice, then sight a horizontal plane in the distance and line the horizontal reticle with it. Not real scientific, but it works for me.

skb2706 09-05-2012 07:35 PM

I don't think you can mount a scope correctly without a torque driver but thats just me. Regardless of what torque value you use...consistency is the key. Loctite is fine but good mounts and good technique are my first choice.

DKA 09-20-2012 03:12 PM

Proper Scope Mounting!!
 

Originally Posted by skb2706 (Post 3972220)
I don't think you can mount a scope correctly without a torque driver but thats just me. Regardless of what torque value you use...consistency is the key. Loctite is fine but good mounts and good technique are my first choice.

I also use Alignment Bars & Lapping Compound, but Torque Screws is the most important in my opinion!!

HatchieLuvr 09-25-2012 11:37 AM


Originally Posted by newton29 (Post 3971267)
I put the scope in the rings without tightening the screws, then shoulder the rifle with my eyes closed. When I open my eyes and have the proper eye relief, I know the scope is the right distance from my eye. To level, I put the rifle straight in a vice, then sight a horizontal plane in the distance and line the horizontal reticle with it. Not real scientific, but it works for me.

x2!!! ;)
HL


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