I see people all the time paying the minimum-wage counter guy at the local box sporting goods store to mount their rifle scope. As a rifle shooter, this is absolutely something you should be able to do yourself! More than able, you should want to do it!
If your equipment fails you on the shot of a lifetime, don’t let it be the fault of an over-glorified Walmart greeter. Fortunately, this is not a difficult process. All you will need in addition to your rings, scope, and rifle is a torque wrench. Easy day.
I like the Wheeler FAT Wrench, I have been using it in one version or another for years. As I explain in the video, you can get by with just a backpack and some bipods to get the mounting done, though tools exist to make it easier.
I used the “whatever is laying around” aka field expedient method for the last two decades, with no problem. That is the military way. Twenty million dollar all-terrain shower truck, no bench rests for snipers. Makes perfect sense.
Recently I upgraded to a Tipton Ultra Gun Vise, which I must admit makes the job a lot faster. Watch the video above for step by step instructions on how to get the job done.
For a modest financial investment and a little bit of time, you can skip the line for scope mounting and head straight to the zero range. And you will be expanding your DIY skills.
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