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Gunsmith/armorer for scope mounting

Discussion in 'San Antonio' started by bodhi, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. bodhi

    bodhi Active Member

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    Any suggestions on a gunsmith located in San Antonio to mount a scope?

    I've always done my own scope mounting but I plan to be shooting at longer distances with this rifle and want to make sure it's done properly and without any cant.

    Thanks in advance!
     


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  2. unicom

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    I go to armed in America for gun work. There is a shop off of 281 between thousands oaks and brook hollow behind the McDonald’s. Can’t remember the name. But I would trust that place. Just not sure what they would charge


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  3. Mikewood

    Mikewood Well-Known

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    Yea, try finding a gunsmith that knows how to do that. Most wont fit you for eye relief much less screw the scope down square.

    Your best bet is to use a bench vice and a torpedo level and do it yourself.

    Then confirm the turrets track true and linearly. Many don’t.
     
  4. bodhi

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    Yeah, I may just do it myself so I can set eye relief. Probably less expensive to just buy two levels anyway.

    The scope is quality and tracks linearly. I'm just moving it to a solid mount from a QD mount.

    Thanks for the input.
     
  5. bodhi

    bodhi Active Member

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    Thanks for the input. I decided I'm just going to buy some levels and do it myself.
     
  6. Renegade

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    It is impossible to properly mount a scope for you if you are not there.

    Use a bubble level to avoid cant. I put one on the gun to make sure the gun is true to the ground, then one on the scope. Wheeler makes them if you cannot use the standard Lowes/HD ones.
     
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  7. unicom

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    Nothing wrong with that. I just need a good vise and more importantly a work bench/table to mount the vise to so I just set it up and then get they guys at armed in America to tighten the rings and keep it level. It’s hard to do it on the kitchen table


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  8. HKShooter65

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  9. HKShooter65

    HKShooter65 Well-Known

    BTW
    Having the ability to tweak eye relief at the shooting bench is a critical part of scope mounting, as it's such a personal thing that no gunsmith can accomplish in a shop.
     
  10. HKShooter65

    HKShooter65 Well-Known

    Another BTW.....

    We worry about getting our scope mounted level and then fail to hold the rifle with the crosshairs level.

    Buying a bubble level was embarrassingly revealing when I realized how much I cant the firearm randomly clockwise then counter clockwise.
     


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