I've been looking into and planning some more for my upcoming rifle, and was thinking about scope mounting. On the last scoped rifle I had, I bought the scope from Bass Pro, and they offered to mount the scope. At the time I had no idea how it was done, so I thought "Sweet! These people are gonna do it and it's gonna be done right". Well I was wrong. The numb nut who mounted it had it sitting at a slight angle so the crosshairs weren't straight. The eye relief was way off. They supposedly bore sighted it, but it was barely on paper at 25 yards. I can now bore sight a rifle and get it nearly dead-on at 25 yards simply by looking down the bore and lining up the scope.
So needless to say, I'm gonna mount this scope myself because I want to be sure it's done properly. I knew somewhat how it was done, but figured I'd watch a video on youtube just to see what all exactly went into it. The video was put together by Wheeler Engineering, and in the video they used a kit they sell to mount the scope, and it seemed like the kit made mounting the scope properly much easier. Here's the kit they were using:
And here's a similar kit I found on MidwayUSA:
My question to you is are these kits worth the $100 or so? I wouldn't be using it on just the one rifle as I plan on purchasing other rifles in the future that will be scoped.
I don't have a torque wrench, so I have to buy one of those regardless, and a good one runs $40 or more. That's almost half the price of the kit.
For those of you who have used these kits or a similar kit, did you find that it was worth the money you spent on it? It seems to me that it is worth it, but remember I've never mounted a scope so I'm not sure.