Ruger 10/22 Scope Base


November 28, 2008, 07:44 PM
I have a Leupold scope base question for any 10/22 aficionados out there. I recently acquired a 10/22T, and based on personal preference and past experience purchased a Leupold 1 piece base for the rifle. Is it me, or do these bases seem to not be designed for this rifle?

It appears there are only (3) ways to mount the Leupold base:
•Front of the scope base approx. 7/8” away from the front of the receiver. In this configuration, the front ring part of the base would “float” directly above the barrel and leave the furthest factory tap toward the “butt” end of the base exposed.
•Mount the scope base backwards, with the windage screws on the barrel end of the receiver.
•Drill and tap (2) additional locations to screw the front end of the base to the receiver.

I don’t believe this is a unique issue as there are pictures posted on this website of the various configurations outlined above. The factory taps are the same on this 10/22T as another 10/22 I own. Any thoughts/perspectives are welcome.

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November 29, 2008, 12:40 AM
I use Weaver bases for the 10/22 and Weaver-type rings. Never had a problem.

November 29, 2008, 05:22 AM
I have always mounted the Leupold mounts with the windage screws to the rear. Not much help for your situation as I never used a Leupold mount on the 10/22.
I don't see it make any difference on the end the windage screw went.
The best mount I have found for the 10/22 are the Tally mounts, great two piece setup.

November 29, 2008, 02:20 PM
The Leupold base does look a bit strange, but it definately is designed for the 10/22 and it works very well as outlined in your first aproach, which is proper. You'll find that there is a reason it extends past the reciever to hold the front ring, as even then you'll probably find that the scope can barely be mounted forward enough for proper eye relief and head position. Don't be put off by the overhang--it works very well.

November 29, 2008, 05:15 PM
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November 29, 2008, 08:43 PM
The $4.95 Ruger 10/22 base I got from CDNN works fine for me. Get 10-shot groups you can cover with a nickel or dime at 50 yards.

Detail of my setup and photos:


December 2, 2008, 06:30 PM
Thanks for the information! I'm anxious for my new scope to arrive so I can try out my new rifle.

December 9, 2008, 07:56 PM
I confirmed through Leupold, the base is designed to be mounted with the windage screws to the rear of the receiver - with the front of the base cantilevered off the front of the receiver.

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