Installing a scope mount on a Ruger 10/22 is important for a number of reasons. First, it allows the shooter to more accurately target their shots, especially at longer ranges. Second, it provides a more secure connection between the scope and the rifle, which is important for safety and reliability. Third, it gives the rifle a more finished look, and can make it more aesthetically pleasing. Finally, it can increase the resale value of the rifle, should the shooter ever decide to sell it.
TOOLS YOU MAY USE
DISASSEMBLY PROCESS OF RUGER 10/22
To disassemble a scope mount on a Ruger 10/22, first remove the factory sights. Next, use a drill bit to drill out the rivets that hold the factory sight in place. Be careful not to drill too deeply. Once the rivets are removed, the factory sight can be lifted off. Next, align the scope mount with the holes left by the rivets and use screws to secure it in place. Be sure to use the appropriate size screws and to not overtighten them. Finally, re-install the sights or scope of your choice.
LET’S DISCUSS STEP BY STEP PROCESS OF MOUNTING SCOPE ON RUGER 10/22
1. USE A FLAT-HEAD SCREWDRIVER AND A PHILLIPS-HEAD SCREWDRIVER.
Using a flat-head screwdriver, remove the two screws that hold the magazine release in place. Next, using a Phillips-head screwdriver, remove the two screws that hold the trigger guard in place. With the trigger guard removed, you will have access to the screws that hold the stock in place. Remove the stock by unscrewing the two screws that hold it in place.
2. LOCATE THE SCOPE MOUNT HOLES ON THE TOP OF THE RECEIVER.
There are generally two scope mount holes on the top of the receiver of a Ruger 10/22. In order to install a scope mount, you will need to first remove the Ruger 10/22’s factory sights. This is accomplished by removing the screws that hold the factory sights in place. Once the factory sights are removed, you can then proceed to install the scope mount of your choice.
3. USING THE APPROPRIATE SIZE DRILL BIT, DRILL PILOT HOLES INTO THE RECEIVER.
Using the appropriate size drill bit, drill pilot holes into the receiver. Next, use a hand drill or power drill to screw the screws into the pilot holes. Be sure not to overtighten the screws, as this may strip the threads or damage the receiver.
4. INSERT THE SCREWS THAT WILL SECURE THE SCOPE MOUNT INTO THE PILOT HOLES.
Next, insert the screws that will secure the scope mount into the pilot holes. For added stability, use a drop of threadlocker on the screws before tightening them. Once the mount is secure, you can attach your scope. Start by loosely attaching the rings to the mount. Once the rings are in place, you can insert your scope. Make sure the scope is level before tightening the rings.
5. FINALLY, ATTACH THE SCOPE MOUNT TO THE RECEIVER AND REASSEMBLE THE GUN.
Remove the factory magazine release and trigger guard assembly, also, the stock screws that secure the factory stock to the receiver. With the stock removed, you will now have access to the receiver mounting holes. Using the provided screws, attach the scope mount to the receiver. Finally, reassemble the gun by installing the trigger guard assembly and magazine release.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I INSTALL A SCOPE MOUNT ON MY RUGER 10/22?
The easiest way is to purchase a pre-made scope mount that fits the specific model of Ruger 10/22 that you have. These mounts typically come with all of the necessary hardware and instructions for installation. Another option is to drill and tap the receiver of the Ruger 10/22 for scope mounting screws. This is a more permanent solution, but it requires more knowledge and skill to do properly. Whichever method you choose, be sure to follow the instructions carefully to avoid damaging your rifle.
WHAT IS THE BEST SCOPE MOUNT FOR RUGER 10/22?
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF INSTALLING A SCOPE MOUNT ON MY RUGER 10/22?
There are many benefits to installing a scope mount on your Ruger 10/22. A scope mount will allow you to more easily and accurately aim your Ruger 10/22, as well as protect your Ruger 10/22’s scope from damage.
HOW DO I ENSURE THAT MY SCOPE MOUNT IS PROPERLY INSTALLED ON MY RUGER 10/22?
There are a few key things to keep in mind when installing a scope mount on a Ruger 10/22. First, make sure that the mount is properly aligned with the receiver. Second, be sure to use the proper screws and torque them to the correct specifications. Finally, make sure that the scope is properly mounted in the rings and that the rings are properly secured to the mount.
If you are not experienced in working with firearms, it is strongly advised that you seek professional help before attempting to install a scope mount on your Ruger 10/22. While the process is not overly complicated, it is important to ensure that the mount is installed correctly in order to avoid any potential accidents.
Installing a scope mount on a Ruger 10/22 is a great way to improve the accuracy of your rifle. The process is relatively simple and can be completed in a few minutes with the right tools. Once the scope mount is installed, you’ll be able to take advantage of the increased accuracy and range that a scope can provide.
Hey, This is Ebert Alberts. I’m the sole writer and creator of all the content you’ll find on this site. I’ve been passionate about shooting with scopes, red dot sights, and all kinds of gun optics for years now. And during that time, I’ve learned a lot – often the hard way. I’ve wasted thousands of dollars on scopes that turned out to be duds, and I’ve also found some real gems along the way.