Mounting & Bore-Sighting In A rifle scope
Hey, Everybody. Welcome to Episode 7 of Sport Optics Northwest’s podcast. This week we’re going to be talking about mounting and new rifle scope.
First, though, I want to say thank you to everyone for the feedback on the new site. I’m really happy to hear that you are all liking it.
One of the questions I receive a lot when talking to people about rifle scopes is around how to install them. It really is pretty straightforward, so I thought I’d cover it today.
Rifle Scope Mounting Hardware
Rings are what go directly on the scope. The majority of the time when a customer orders a scope they haven’t given much consideration to what type of mount they would like or what is compatible with their gun/rifle scope combo.
The size of the rings required is based on the tube diameter of your rifle scope.
- 1 inch = 25.4mm
Rifle Scope Mounting Tools
- Torque wrench
- Bit driver
- Bubble Levels
- Vice or Bipod upfront with either a bipod or monopod on the rear or stock of the gun.
Steps To Mount A Rifle Scope
- Place the gun on a level surface.
- Place ring halves on the gun or on the rail depending on which set up you're going with.
- Lightly snug up bottom halves
- Set rifle scope on rings
- Slide scope back and forth to make sure it is contacting rings properly with full surface contact.
- Place rings caps or top halves on the rifle scope.
- Lightly tighten so that scope can still be freely moved back and forth.
- Tighten each screw evenly during each step.
- Use torque wrench set at proper poundage to tighten screws.
- Adjust scope for proper eye relief
- Use a bubble level to assure scope is level
- Match level on the gun with the level on the scope
- Use a torque wrench to tighten screws on the top halves of your rings.
- Don’t forget to evenly tighten screws and not to use more than the recommended poundage.
- Your gun and scope should now be ready to take to the range to zero.
Bore-Sighting A Rifle Scope
You can remove the bolt and look down the barrel to match up the reticle with the barrel on the target to get close.
There are a variety of aftermarket bore sighting tools that attach to the end of the barrel as well.
If you have any questions about mounting your rifle scope, please comment on this post directly or post them on our Facebook page. You can also email me directly. We will be doing a series of videos on mounting scopes so look for that in the near future.
Thanks for listening.