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whiteymalone

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Scope mounting fail!
« on: November 13, 2016, 08:09:22 PM »

You'd think that an official video from Brownell's about scope mounting would be as good as gospel, think again!

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Re: Scope mounting fail!
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2016, 09:35:58 AM »

How is this a fail?
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Re: Scope mounting fail!
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2016, 10:37:32 AM »

He mounted the scope 90 degrees off. Windage is supposed to be on the right side of the gun. Skipping blue loctite on the base screws is also a really bad idea.
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Re: Scope mounting fail!
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2016, 11:09:31 PM »

Thanks for the chuckle Dan.  Musta been stage fright.

IMA
The "best way to get the + level" is not pick a vertical line on the wall, especially if one has aspirations of long range shooting.
He cleaned the bottom halves of the rings and not the top halves.
He didn't check to see if the scope twisted in the rings while tightening them down. That is the one thing I always do…... and its really a must do with vertical split rings.
Being a pro he really should've used a torque wrench driver to tighten the ring screws. They have more than a few for sale.
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Re: Scope mounting fail!
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2017, 08:07:48 AM »

With all the criticism in the comments, you'd think Brownell's would take down that video. BTW, isn't it a good idea to torque all those screws?

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