Scoping a .22 Rifle


February 26, 2009, 06:41 PM
Hey y'all ... I'm in the process of scoping a Remington 572 Fieldmaster ... I have the rings and the scope and I have everything together 'fingertight' plus a little ... does it need to be any tighter than that ... I'm using new rings and the scope is a NOS early model Tasco Japanese 4x32 Omniview ... I guess I'm concerned that the pump action may jar the scope lose ... I'm using the type of rings that have a total of 8 screws holding the scope to the mount ... the directions on the package were covered by the price tag ... Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks :)


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February 26, 2009, 10:02 PM
The recoil and levering of a .22 shouldn't be a problem for a quality scope; i don't know about a Tasco.

As with any scope, put some Locktite on the threads of the screws. If you don't have some locktite, use some fingernail polish.

/Borrowing my girlfriend's fingernail polish for this purpose got the conversation going, and eventually got her into shooting.

February 26, 2009, 10:22 PM
I read your post a couple of hours ago and kept thinking about it. Your statement "plus a little" is where I wonder just what a little is. Finger tight then how much more of a turn? I've seen guys that think just a little is well dam tight. Don't know you but you might a BIG weight lifter, me I'm just a little runt.

February 26, 2009, 11:10 PM
Just a smidgen past snug ... maybe an eighth turn maybe less ...

February 26, 2009, 11:38 PM
OK It doesn't sound like you're strong arming anything. I would go just another smidgen more not quite another 1/8 of a turn. Do like desidog sayes if you want to lock it down, I usually don't bother.

I doubt very much if you have any trouble with the scope coming loose from you working the action, and definitely not from recoil.

Looks like you'll be good to go.

February 26, 2009, 11:46 PM
Thanks for the advice ... The scope is a twin to this scope here ...

and is about 30 years old but new ... it was made back when a Tasco scope w/ Japanese Optics was a good quality scope.


February 26, 2009, 11:59 PM
Finger nail polish? That's a new one? HOW does that work?

February 27, 2009, 12:38 AM
the scope should be fabulous; i buy all old Jap scopes, Tasco or Bushnell, whether I need them or not. They had to pass extremely strict govt. standards back in the day. It is not on a dovetail rail correct? the mounts are in drilled and tapped holes right? If you can use all 5 fingers, without using your palm pressure, and tighten it up some more, then do so, remember without using your palm, just your fingers. That should be a fab shooting rig.

February 27, 2009, 12:50 AM
place your scope in the rings on the rifle. look though the scope and meke shure the cross hairs are to your liking take your first screw put it in the front ring on the left side . take anuther screw on the rear right snug it up all the while making sure the cross hairs dont move . now take the tube of loc tite you purchased and put a drop on the next two screws snug them up . un screw the other screws you had in at first and do the same for them . ive . done this on every rifle ive had from 10/22 to 300 win mag no problems as of yet .:) good luck and happy hunting

February 27, 2009, 05:16 AM
hadmanysons--Fingernail polish works as a thread locking compound. Not as hard as loc-tite, but it does work.

February 27, 2009, 06:47 AM
For some reason I have always had a knack for tightening fasteners without breaking them. Its almost like I feel the breaking point of the material when I touch it at first so I have a good idea what to do. That is in the case of having something with a unknown torque specification. When a torque spec is known I tend to stick with that. Except for a time I was threading a water temp sensor into a intake manifold once. It has 1.5 inches of thread, so I figured "gee, it must have to go in all the way". After I completely ignored the fact I was heman'ing the little 1 inch sensor with a big torque wrench :what: as much I would a lug nut, I was rewarded with a cracked intake.

Also I have used nail polish as a lock tite, it works, although the hot pink and glitter kind can do wonders for the look of your items if your not careful :neener:

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