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Posted: 9/7/2010 3:09:06 PM EDT
I am getting ready to mount a Bushnell 1.25-4 scope in a Larue LT-104 mount and I have a few questions. All of the optics that I have bought in the past were already mounted, so this will be my first time mounting a scope. I have searched the forums and came up with everything from: "you need special mounting tools to be able to accurately mount a scope" to "just level the mount and tighten it down". Opinions appear to be all over the place, so I thought I would post a thread looking for feedback. If possible, I would like to be able to mount the scope without any special tools, but please forward all suggestions.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 3:14:56 PM EDT
I usually mount it using near equal amount of torque on the rings. Then I set it up so I can look through the bore at a small object in the distance. I then "sight" the scope in to said object. Once at the range I fine tune. I know its not the best way, but has worked for me.. Hope this helps.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:09:21 PM EDT
I tighten up the bottom screws almost tight, and leave the top screws loose enough to move the optic forward, backward, side to side, with a little pressure. Line up the reticle verticle with something straight and verticle in the distance, ie telephone pole, edge of house, etc. Line up the horizontal on a straight fence, top of building, etc. When you get it where you feel comfortable that its relatively straight, tighten up the bottom first, then the top. If you want it perfect, use calibrated levels. I never go that far. If the scope is sighted in and the dot in the middle is on target, you'll hit it.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:13:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Texdiver:
I tighten up the bottom screws almost tight, and leave the top screws loose enough to move the optic forward, backward, side to side, with a little pressure. Line up the reticle verticle with something straight and verticle in the distance, ie telephone pole, edge of house, etc. Line up the horizontal on a straight fence, top of building, etc. When you get it where you feel comfortable that its relatively straight, tighten up the bottom first, then the top. If you want it perfect, use calibrated levels. I never go that far. If the scope is sighted in and the dot in the middle is on target, you'll hit it.


Thanks for the replies. Can you elaborate a little more on the calibrated levels? Anyone know where to get them?

Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 8:44:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By vugger:
Originally Posted By Texdiver:
I tighten up the bottom screws almost tight, and leave the top screws loose enough to move the optic forward, backward, side to side, with a little pressure. Line up the reticle verticle with something straight and verticle in the distance, ie telephone pole, edge of house, etc. Line up the horizontal on a straight fence, top of building, etc. When you get it where you feel comfortable that its relatively straight, tighten up the bottom first, then the top. If you want it perfect, use calibrated levels. I never go that far. If the scope is sighted in and the dot in the middle is on target, you'll hit it.


Thanks for the replies. Can you elaborate a little more on the calibrated levels? Anyone know where to get them?

Thanks!


http://www.johnsonlevel.com/
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 11:41:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 11:48:19 AM EDT by CLICKBANGBANG]
A LT-104 is NOT mounted like a vertical split ring mount. Like said before, tighten the lower screws first. If you look at the 104 and the ring gap at the top, if you equally tighten the screws equally it allows the rings to move on the base.

IM me your address if you want one of these little levels. I have a few laying around. Not supper tacticool but it works.



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