Bases and Rings "How To" Guide
A FEW POINTERS ON HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BASES AND RINGS FOR YOUR SCOPE AND RIFLE.
Guidelines on choosing the right bases and rings.
The solution: Rings are sold with different heights to accommodate the objective of the scope. You will not have a problem if you use the correct ring height for your scope. To do this, refer to the guide on this page for making your choice.
It is up to you which type or style to use: separate bases and rings, integrated bases and rings or rings that attach to a single rail or two-piece rail. The important thing is to build a scope mounting system that provides the best accuracy and performance overall. It is possible to damage a scope with the wrong setup. So be careful as you put yours together. THE SCOPE OBJECTIVE SHOULD NEVER TOUCH THE BARREL WHEN MOUNTED ON YOUR RIFLE.
IMPORTANT: There are a great number of variables when attaching scope bases and rings and attaching a scope. These guidelines on this page should be considered as a starting point as you learn what combination of bases, rings, and scope are best for your rifle. Go slow. Don't damage your rifle or scope. If you need assistance call us at 1-800-333-3288 during business hours, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Mountain Time.
More on torque and other worries.
IMPORTANT: NEVER OVER TIGHTEN ANY BASE OR RING SCREW. ALWAYS MAKE SURE SCREWS ARE OF THE CORRECT LENGTH FOR SECURE ATTACHMENT. NEVER ATTACH A SCOPE IF THE OBJECTIVE TOUCHES THE BARREL. ALWAYS FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED WITH YOUR SCOPE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN GUNSMITHING PRACTICES. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CALL US AT 1-800-333-3288 DURING BUSINESS HOURS, 8:00 AM TO 4:30 PM MOUNTAIN TIME.