Tricks to mounting a scope?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Cutty, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. Cutty

    Cutty Active Member

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    Any tricks to mounting a scope that I should be aware of?
     
  2. Pete Lincoln

    Pete Lincoln Well-Known Member

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    Use decent rings/base set up. check for alignment and possibility of having to lap rings. use locktite threadlock on screws, tighten screws in sequence as you would a cylinder heard. make sure you get the scope set up in the rings with the reticle level to the bore.
    Trail and error will sort you out.
    Pete
     
  3. Cutty

    Cutty Active Member

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    Hey Pete,

    Can you explain how to tighten the screws in sequence. Never really done much work on cars. Pretty sure what you mean, but...

    Thanks again.
     
  4. Pete Lincoln

    Pete Lincoln Well-Known Member

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    Hey Cutty.
    depends which rings you use.
    if you have rings with 1 screw either side, or 2 screws either side.
    what you have to do is try to tightend the upper part of the ring down with even clamping power on the scope tube either side, otherwise the scope has a tendency to rotate within the rings. tighten the screws doen so that the rings uppers have an equal gap between top and bottom at the possition where the screw goes through. do this until you can only just rotate the scope in the rings. level the scope of and make sure you have the correct eye relief. Then you tighten the screws down a little at a time and equaly on each screw. start on one screw and then go to the opposite side furthest away screw. ed. start front right, tighten down 1/4 turn. then go rear left, tighten 1/4 turn. then front left, 1/4. then rear right. carry on like this until you have the scope tight. for rings with multiple screws, follow the same principle but also a do the same sort of alternation per ring.
    hope you follow that..
    Pete
     
  5. Cutty

    Cutty Active Member

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    Thanks Pete!