Scope Hardware - Scope Mounts, Rings and Bases
Most rifle scopes and other optics require some basic mounting hardware such as a scope base and scope rings to attach your scope to your gun. This is a relatively simple task that most people can accomplish with little difficulty however if you are not comfortable or unsure than you should have a qualified gunsmith do the installation for you. If your gun doesn't have a base on it (most guns don't come with a base) than you need to select an appropriate base. Most guns that are designed to have a scope will have small screws threaded in the top of the gun form the factory. You remove these factory screws and replace them with longer screws when you attach your new base (bases will usually come with the new longer screws). Next attach the scope rings to the base. There are several different attachment styles however they are all very simple to attach. Make sure that both the base and rings are the same "style" like weaver style or dual dovetail style so they have a compatible attachment design. The most popular and easy to work with is weaver style and it is available in many different brands. The last step is to set the scope inside the open rings and then secure the scope (usually with four hex screws). The whole mounting process should take about 20 - 30 minutes for most situations. To make your base and ring selection quick and easy use our exclusive "Mount Wizard" and "Rings Wizard", they will save you hours of time searching for the proper scope hardware. There is also a section for helpful scope mounting tools that make mounting a scope even easier. Finally there is a section of laser boresighters to help you quickly zero in your newly mounted optics.