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    Default Scope Mounting-Left Or Right Knob

    As I always say, don't laugh. When mounting a set of scope rings on a rail, does the "tightening knob" go on the right or left? I usually have it on the right but not sure why I do it that way.

    I am sure the pros here have an answer. ;-)
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    Default Re: Scope Mounting-Left Or Right Knob

    I have always mounted the rings with the knobs on the left. Unless you have left handed firearm, then I would do it with the knobs on the right.
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    Default Re: Scope Mounting-Left Or Right Knob

    I'm doing it on a Ruger 10/22. Just wasn't sure if there was some sort of protocol.
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    Default Re: Scope Mounting-Left Or Right Knob

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunowner99 View Post
    I'm doing it on a Ruger 10/22. Just wasn't sure if there was some sort of protocol.
    Don't want the tacticool operators laughing at you eh?

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    Default Re: Scope Mounting-Left Or Right Knob

    ha ha I could care, just making sure I'm not doing something wrong here.
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    Default Re: Scope Mounting-Left Or Right Knob

    It really doesn't matter which side for most ring sets. Most folks put them on the left side of gun though.

    However, there are some mount-specific ring sets in existence.

    If you ever hone your ring sets true, then you will want to keep the knobs on same side.
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    Default Re: Scope Mounting-Left Or Right Knob

    You all are great, thank you so much!!
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    Default Re: Scope Mounting-Left Or Right Knob

    On the right..ocd says the left side is the smooth side and I can look at them and see if they loosened.
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    Default Re: Scope Mounting-Left Or Right Knob

    Opposite of the action, one less thing to catch your hand on when running a bolt or action.

    Remember to loctite and torque correctly!
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    Default Re: Scope Mounting-Left Or Right Knob

    I'll go with left. I have the blue loctite. So, I have to put the rail on the receiver, loctite those screws. Then, the rings on the rail. Do I loctite just the screws that attach to the rail or also the screws that attach the scope to the rings? I have a torque screwdriver so I can set torque but would appreciate a heads up on proper torques for all. Thanks!
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