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Mounting A Riflescope

Posted On : Mar-14-2011 | seen (1007) times | Article Word Count : 523 |

The article offers relevant instructions about how to mount a riflescope.
Many hunters out there enjoy the usability and the range of a riflescope in order to become better shooters and hit targets from greater distances than before. Although riflescope have been around for a while, the process of mounting one on a rifle can be somewhat difficult. With this article we will try to give basic instructions regarding how to properly mount a riflescope.

First of all you will need to figure out what type of rifle you will use in order to make sure that the scope can be mounted on that particular model. We advise you to ask a retailer or a hunting supply dealer to assist in finding the proper scope.

You have to look at the rifle’s barrel and near the cartridge-receiving chamber located on the top of the rifle there should be four, six or eight threaded holes. While some weapons have more threaded holes, others have fewer – these are the mounting holes.

You will also have to buy a scope mounting rail system for the barrel of the rifle. Keep in mind that many manufacturers have different systems that offer a bundle of choices for the end user. The most common one is a rail attachments system.

After that, you must attach the scope mounting rail system to the rifle’s barrel using the provided setscrews. Tighten these screws as tightly as you can. Some of these systems offer an epoxy mixture to coat the setscrews in order to prevent any movement.

Do not be fooled by how wide the scope rings are or how many screws they have. If the scope rings are not trued up and fitted properly, you will usually have a small surface that actually contacts the riflescope. In some cases, the actual contact surface is only a few thousandths of an inch along the edge of the rings.

You will now have to slide the scope onto the rail system or place the riflescope into the mounting clamps and secure according to the instructions offered by the manufacturer.

Needless to say, you should avoid over tightening the setscrews. We recommend that you use a small torque wrench if you have one. Do not strip the screw threads at all. By failing this you will get an unstable platform for the mounted riflescope. Don’t forget to make sure that the mounting area is perfectly clean and clear of contaminants as well as dust. Even the smallest amount of dust can cause adhesion issues. During this procedure, make sure that the gun is unloaded and secured. We advise you to wear eye protection during this process.

If you can position the reticle of the riflescope to the approximate center of the boresighter’s reticle without having to tweak the adjustment settings on the riflescope itself, it means that you have done a good job. If not, you will have to change the position of the mounting rings by using the riflescope’s knobs or screws and try again. Although it doesn’t have to be perfect, it should be quite close to perfection in order to obtain proper results.

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