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    Default Need help, tying to mount scope on my first rifle

    Hey everyone, just purchased my first gun and I hit a wall as far as what to do next.

    It's a Model 783 Remington 30-06, I also bought a Monarch UCC 3-9x40 riflescope.
    Foolish me wasn't aware that scopes didn't come with rings and bases, not this one at least, and I don't know what I should be going out and buying tomorrow.

    I went online, and all the business about different ring heights and different kind of bases intimidated me, so I was hoping someone could put it into easy terms for me.

    I'm new to guns, this was my first purchase, being from Massachusetts I don't know many others with guns, and no one with hunting rifles, so I feel really lost.

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    Congratulations on your recent purchase and welcome to the group. I would suggest visiting your local gun store they should be able to assist you in mount selection, installation, and possibly even bore sighting.

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    Your local gun shop is your best bet. They will likely be able to mount it for you at a nominal cost, if any. They have the proper tools and experience. You need to be there, though.


    You need a set of bases (Weaver-style bases) that will attach to the rifle. You need a set of medium height rings for the diameter of the tube of your scope (1" or 30mm, probably). You need the tools to tighten and loosen the screws that come with each, VERY CAREFULLY, using the EXACT screwdriver or torx for that screw (which is another reason to have a professional do it).

    Read the instructions. Take out the tiny little screws on top of the rifle's receiver. Place the bases over those holes and using the provided screws, attach the bases tightly (but don't force it too much, those are small screws). Attach the bottom of each ring to the base. Lay the scope on the bottom rings, and very carefully determine where it is most comfortable for you to see through it, front to back, and make sure the reticle is level. Then once you have those two things correct, attach the top of the rings using the provided screws.

    Most bases and rings have torque specs that you need to approximate. Again, the easiest way to do this, especially for your first rifle, is to take it to a shop and have them do it, since they will probably have the proper tools. If you ask nicely, they will probably walk you through this whole process.
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