One of the most important contributing factors
to the accuracy of your scope and rifle is
the selection of the mount and care with
which mounting is done. You cannot get by
satisfactorily using a cheap mount. The slightly
higher cost for dependable mounts that attach
your scope solidly to the rifle will reward
you handsomely over the years with dependability
and consistent accuracy.
Most modern firearms are drilled and tapped
at the factory to receive scope mounts.
If your firearms is not drilled and tapped
from the factory, you should take it to a
gunsmith. If you have any questions about
how to mount your scope, it is recommended
that you take your firearms and scope to
a qualified gunsmith.
Note: Always check and verify that your firearm
- Attach the base:
- Place the unloaded firearm securely in a
padded vice or a gun maintenance bench. Remove
the filler screws in the receiver and clean
the receiver surfaces to remove dirt and
oil. Especially clean grease and oil from
the screw holes. This prevents the base screws
from loosening under repeated recoil.
Carefully position and attach the base mount
on the firearm using the provided screws.
The windage adjustment screws go to the rear
of the receiver and the dovetail insert goes
to the front of the receiver.
Tighten the screws as tightly as possible.
Be firm when tightening because a slightly
loose base is a common cause of inaccuracy
and a shifting point of impact. However,
excessive pressure can strip or snap the
- Attach the ring:
- Do not use the scope as a lever when installing
the scope in dovetail type mounts for the
first time. The initial resistance to turning
could warp the scope tube. Instead, use
1" wooden dowel or metal cylinder
seat the rings.
- Attach the scope:
- Leave at least 1/8" of clearance between
the edges of the ring and protruding surfaces
such as turret housing, power ring and the
flare of the objective bell.
Before you tighten the rings, you should
position the scope for proper eye relief.
Loosen the ring screws so that the scope
will slide easily. With the rifle at your
shoulder and looking through the scope in
your normal shooting position, slide the
scope forward or rearward until the full
field of view can be seen through the scope.
You will notice an area of approximately
1/2" of eye freedom where the full field
is visible. Move the scope to the forward
most position for maximum eye relief.
When the scope is properly positioned axially,
rotate the tube until the horizontal crosswire
is parallel with the ground plane. Tighten
the ring screws as tightly as possible. Be
firm when tightening because a slightly loose
base is a common cause of inaccuracy and
a shifting point of impact. However, excessive
pressure can strip or snap the screw heads.
Do not use adhesives on the ring screws.
If the distance between your eye and the
scope is too close, you can be injured when
recoiled. Make sure to have maximum eye relief.
Eye relief on the most of pistol scopes is
none-critical. Set the scope for full field
of view when the pistol is held at normal