What you will need
- Mounting rings
- Tools for mounting (hex keys or screws)
How to determine the height of your scope
There are a few different ways that you can determine the proper height for your scope. The most common method is to use a set of calipers.
Another way to determine the proper height for your scope is to use a ruler or measuring tape. Measure from the center of the scope’s tube to the base of the rings. This measurement will tell you how high the scope needs to be mounted.
You can also use a laser level or bubble level to ensure that your scope is mounted at the correct height. Place the level on top of the scope’s tube and adjust the scope until the bubble is level.
Once you have determined the proper height for your scope, select mounting rings that will place the scope at that distance from your eye. Be sure to select rings that are compatible with both your rifle and your scope.
How to level your rifle scope
Once you have the scope mounted in the rings, it is important to make sure that the scope is level. This will ensure that your crosshairs are aligned properly and that you will be able to shoot accurately.
There are a few different ways that you can level your rifle scope. The most common method is to use a set of leveling tools. These tools typically consist of a bubble level that mounts to the scope’s tube and a spirit level that mounts to the rifle.
Another way to level your rifle scope is to use a laser level. Place the laser level on top of the scope’s tube and adjust the scope until the beam is level.
You can also use a plumb line or weight to check the level of your scope. Hang the plumb line or weight from the center of the scope’s tube and adjust the scope until it is level.
Once your scope is mounted and level, you are ready to zero your rifle.
Mounting the rifle scope
Now that you have determined the proper height for your scope and chosen the right rings, it is time to mount the scope.
Start by attaching the rings to the scope base. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with your rings. Some rings require the use of screws while others may be attached with hex keys.
Once the rings are mounted, place the scope in the rings and secure it in place. Again, be sure to follow the instructions that came with your rings.
Once the scope is mounted, it is important to check for level. As mentioned earlier, this can be done with a variety of tools including a bubble level, spirit level, or laser level.
It is also important to check for eye relief. Eye relief is the distance between your eye and the scope. Most scopes have a minimum eye relief of 3 inches.
If you can not get 3 inches of eye relief, you will need to adjust the scope’s position in the rings until you can.
Once you have the scope mounted and level, you are ready to zero your rifle.
Now that you know how to mount a rifle scope, it is time to get out there and do it. Remember to take your time and be precise. A properly mounted scope will help you shoot more accurately and enjoy your time at the range or in the field.