Originally Posted by royinidaho
I find myself in a situation where I may have to do my own scope install on a very expensive rifle, for me. The rifle will be finished most probably long before the scope become available.
Question is, what do I have to be aware of?
Here's the deal: Two sets of NF light/alum rings and 30 mm scope. Would really like to get it right the first time
Sorry Roy but I did not mean to be "Brutal"
But even the best ringes and bases can be off . I though about how they could be and the
company I was talking about explained one way that it could happen (The problem I had with
the rings I had purchased.)
If the set is machined in the same batch they match ,But if they get mixed with another run
there can be differances (My problem)I had rings from two different setups(Tooling changes).
As to your question = If it is a rail type base you can install the bottom half of the rings
to the rail and carefully lay the scope in the rings and check for fit and alignment or use a
alignment tool if you have one and If it is a dual dovetail or a two piece base you will
have to wait to mount it on the recever.
The main thing is to be carefull during installation and make sure that every thing is as near
to perfict as possible so you don't damage a high dollar scope.
On the tactical type bases that are one machined piece there is not much chance that there
is a problem with different hights of the rings but with two piece bases this can be a real
problem and must be checked.
Good luck !!
J E CUSTOM