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Old 10-08-2013, 03:30 AM   #1
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I'm looking to buy a nice longer range bolt action rifle in the near future. I'm thinking of a savage in .308.

I'm not an expert about mounting scopes and I was wondering how you would go about mounting a scope.

What type of mount, what rings, ect. Feel free to ask questions if you need more info.

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usually you might need a set of bases, and then a set of rings.

For starters, heres a Savage mount link to weaver scope mounts. What model of Savage do you have?
http://www.weaveroptics.com/mountcharts/default.aspx

Select Savage in the "Select Make' window and check out their model numbers. What kind of scope are you planning on using? examples are like ;;;

3x9x40
4x12x40

1 inch tube, or 30mm tube?


do you have a scope already? Or just in the shoppin' process?

What are the intended purposes for your scope? General hunting and target shooting? Varmint hunting? Close quarters shooting? etc etc etc

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With mounting, I like to use the little liquid filled levels that you can get at Home Depot. Level the rifle, then the scope. Shoot a group at 100 yds. Then dial like 20 minutes of elevation. Shoot another group. If your scope is canted your second group will be off to the left or right.

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usually you might need a set of bases, and then a set of rings.

For starters, heres a Savage mount link to weaver scope mounts. What model of Savage do you have?
http://www.weaveroptics.com/mountcharts/default.aspx

Select Savage in the "Select Make' window and check out their model numbers. What kind of scope are you planning on using? examples are like ;;;

3x9x40
4x12x40

1 inch tube, or 30mm tube?


do you have a scope already? Or just in the shoppin' process?

What are the intended purposes for your scope? General hunting and target shooting? Varmint hunting? Close quarters shooting? etc etc etc
Ok, I do not have a rifle yet, nor do I have the scope. I'm looking for this to be a target rifle, nothing crazy but at least 300 yards. I was looking at a 4-16 Vortex. Do you think that will be enough scope to touch maybe 500 yards? Ill look at the link you posted, thanks.
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yes, the scope would definitely do its part at 500 yards

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Myself I'm partial to Mueller Optics

http://www.opticsplanet.com/s/mueller-optics-rifle-scopes

As for mounting Its fairly an easy procedure never skimp on rings and bases, for a firt time rifle owner I'd have a gunsmith mount it for me. probably about 35.00

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With mounting, I like to use the little liquid filled levels that you can get at Home Depot. Level the rifle, then the scope. Shoot a group at 100 yds. Then dial like 20 minutes of elevation. Shoot another group. If your scope is canted your second group will be off to the left or right.
i follow-up this procedure with a a boresighter.
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If you decide to mount it yourself, I recommend to buy hollow ground screwdrivers.

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If you decide to mount it yourself, I recommend to buy hollow ground screwdrivers.
good idea if they use the slotted screws. but many scope rings and bases are now using Allen headed or Torx headed screws.
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