So I have a Savage Arms 64 .22 rifle. The shop sold it to me with a 4x tusco BB gun scope. Now, up to now that scope has been good to me. But, up to now, I’ve only been shooting at 10 yards in an indoor range. And, tbh, the idea of a 14 inch scope on the thing seems laughably rediculous.
So I bought another scope a few months back, this one to be exact: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073CS42W5/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1. I figured I couldn’t go wrong with a scope that stood up to wranglerstar’s abuse, and kept on ticking. And, after shooting at an outdoor range at 50 yards, and not being able to tell where my shots where going to save my life, it was time to stick this on my rifle.
I have an adapter, this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ME7P0HA,/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1, and I watched a few youtube videos. The process seems simple, if you have all the tools. My trouble is, I don’t have all the tools. i would be doing this on a rifle I have no way of holding upright, and this would be the very first time I would be mounting a picitiny rail scope to a rifle (I take the bb gun scope off to clean it, so I have mounted a sight).
Is keeping the rilfe upright mandatory for mounting a pictiny rail sight? Do I need better/different scope rings, if so which rings would be better? Is there anything else I should know that youtube videos wouldn’t teach? Are there mounting rings that would work with a dovetail mounting system (this would be ideal, as I can just slip those right onto the rifle as it is, no adapter needed)?
Thanks for any advice you guys/gals can offer!