A state-of-the-art scope is useless if it is mounted incorrectly. Although your local gun shop should be up to the task, doing the work yourself can save money and add another rewarding dimension to your hunts. So, I am going to discuss how to mount a rifle scope on your rifle in this article.
Here are some tips you can follow to mount the riflescope in a better way. Follow these steps to meld your rifle and scope into a tack-driving combination
WHEN THE SCOPE is mounted on the gun, make sure there is at least ‘ inch of clearance between the bell of the scope and the gun. the bore. Mismatches might require a different set of bases.
Also install the base and screws, using adhesive. Be sure the adhesive does not drip into the action. Use cotton swabs to clean spillage.
Inspect the fit of the rings to the scope. Some inexpensive rings are not perfectly round, making for a poor fit between the ring and the scope’s body tube. In the last of my deer hunting trips, I have done something similar and found great performance.
If you’re using Weaver-style rings, install them loosely, then attach them to the base. For Redfield-style rings, attach the twist-lock front ring by using an metal or wooden dowel.
When the scope is mounted, ensure there is at least synch of clearance between the bell of the scope and the gun. Also, make sure the action doesn’t touch the scope during cycling.
The best way to sight in your deer rifle is to shoot from a bench and steady rest at a paper target 50 to 100 yard away.
If your scope is equipped with an adjustable objective, be sure it is adjusted to the range at which you are sighting.
The traditional method of sighting a rifle from a solid rest is to aim at the bulls-eye and carefully fire one or more shots. Note the vertical and horizontal distances between the resulting bullet holes and the desired point of impact.
Adjust the scope the required number of clicks to move from the initial point of impact to the desired point of impact. Fire additional shots and make adjustments as required to achieve the desired result.
The “two-shot” sighting method is much easier, but it requires another person’s help.
With the rifle on sandbags, take careful aim at the bulls-eye and fire one shot in sports or hunting on jungle for turkeys or deer. Arrange the rifle back on the bags and aim at the bull’s-eye again.
Without moving the rifle, have a friend adjust the scope reticle while you watch through the scope. Direct the person to move the reticle until it’s centered on the first bullet hole. Now the rifle should shoot where the scope is looking.
Fire a second shot to confirm the rifle is sighted. You might need to perform some fine-tuning, but this method is quick, easy and accurate.
About me: Hi, I'm Alex N. Ferroni, One of the creators of The Safariors blog and former camping trainer at Tripspot Magazine. I wish some other outdoor, hiking, hunting, fishing and camping enthusiasts have made this blog to share our thought. We are learning a lot through each trip, and we want you to learn that too!