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mounting a scope to a 22

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Unread 09-22-2011, 04:19 PM
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mounting a scope to a 22

Have a Savage 64f semi auto 22lr. Want to mount a regular scope not a rimfire scope. Bought some rings that are for a 3/8" dovetail receiver mount. The scope is a Tasco target varmint 2.5x10 x 42mm. Do not have a any specialied tools just for mounting a scope.

Have some basic questions on where to begin. How far apart and where should the mounts be positioned on the receiver? Also, how to adjust the scope for level and eye relief? Any tutorials on this forum or on the web? Thanks for any help.
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Unread 09-23-2011, 05:05 AM
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Re: mounting a scope to a 22

For a .22 it is important to buy a scope with an adjustable objective at the front. This will help particularly with shots 50 yards or less. Not familiar with that Savage. If it has dovetail mount, check the manual or check it for width, then order. Most catalogs provide proper info based on your model.

After setting the scope loosely in the rings, set the rear lens distance to suit your eye placement. Make sure the reticule is nearly level. Go to the range with a 2' level, a string and plumb bob or other weight at 50 yds. Hang the weight out of the wind. Set rifle vertically straight in a rest, turn scope until your verticle cross wire lines up perfectly with the string, then snug the scope rings down. Re-check setting again and shoot.
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