Step 1: Choosing Proper Base & Rings
1. Use a scope base chart such as the one found here (http://www.weaveroptics.com/mountcharts/) along with your rifle manufacture and model to determine the model of scope bases needed for your rifle.
a. I prefer to use Weaver bases and rings since they have been in the industry for a long time, have a sound reputation, and are reasonably priced for the quality product they produce.
2. Select a set of scope rings to pair with your bases and scope based on the diameter of the tube of your scope. Modern scopes should have a tube diameter of either 30mm or 1 inch. It’s important to note, that since Weaver is an industry leader in the manufacturing of scope bases, alternative brand scope ring manufacturers’ do produce rings which are designed to work in conjunction with Weaver-style bases as long as the rings you purchase are marked as such.