Learn More About Scope Mounts
If your scope is not secure, your firearm is essentially worthless. Get the strong, reliable connection you need with mounts, rings and bases from Field & Stream. Choose from the brands you trust, including Leupold®, Nikon®, Sako®, TRUGLO® and more.
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Consider the following before buying your scope mounting gear:Bases
Bases tend to be one- or two-piece models and are typically available in two main styles: Redfield/Leupold and Weaver.
- Weaver Style: Arguably the most popular choice for sporting firearms, Weaver-style bases are affordable and are ready-made to fit most firearms. These bases feature flat plates with recoil slots and measure 180 inches wide. Picatinny bases are similar to the Weaver style, although they are larger. Also, a Weaver ring can fit into a Picatinny base, but a Picatinny ring cannot fit into a Weaver base.
- Leupold Style (also “Redfield”- or “Burris”-Style): Two horizontal windage adjustment screws hold the rear ring in place, while a turn-in or dovetail-style ring is used in the front to lock it into place. Rings
The rings will need to match the base-style you choose, and the ring’s inside diameter must match the scope’s outside diameter. Scopes typically have a 30mm or one-inch diameter, and your rings must fit accordingly.
You must also consider the height of the rings—as a general rule, you’ll want the scope to be mounted as close to the barrel as possible without touching it.Mounts
Scope mounts are typically a one-piece ring and base combo. They tend to be simple to use and easy to install.