Dual dovetails. Lapping or not?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Coleman 45, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Coleman 45

    Coleman 45 Active Member

    Jan 21, 2014
    I just got a SWFA super sniper 12x, and set of Leupold dual dovetail mounts and bases. Do these need to be lapped? And if so, whats a way to lap them without an actual lapping kit?
  2. bruce_ventura

    bruce_ventura Well-Known Member

    May 22, 2011
    Yes, they need to be lapped. They should also be carefully aligned. I recommend that you buy or borrow a kit. Turn the alignment bars around so that the flat ends face each other, and then use a feeler gauge. Or, use the pointy ends but move the points to the front ring and check alignment, then to the back ring and check again.