Frequently Asked Questions:

What torque value do you recommend? / How much should I tighten the screws?

Do you still sell scope rings?

Do you have a base for _____ in stock?

Can you ship internationally to me here in _____?

How quickly will my order ship?

I'm left handed, will your bases work for me?

I have a ____, but I don't see a mount for it listed on your site. Do you make one?

Do you offer dealer pricing or a dealer program?

How much torque do you recommend?
Short version:
  • #6-48 screws - 15 in-lbs, and use blue or purple loctite for best results. (For X-BOLT actions only: The (4) front screw holes are very shallow, so only use 10 in-lbs on those (4) screws.)
  • #8-40 screws - 20 in-lbs, and use blue or purple loctite for best results.


  • Alternative method: Tighten screws until snug (~3-4 in-lb), then tighten another 1/4 turn. This will get you very close to the target tightness range.
Long version:
Do you still sell scope rings?

Unfortunately, we stopped manufacturing our scope rings in July 2017. We are exploring alternative, near-net casting methods that may allow us to re-introduce them in the future.

Do you have a base for ______ in stock?

Please call us at 1-800-553-8527 for specific stock status. We strive to keep our most popular models ready for immediate shipment, but as of now, we offer over 160 different scope mounts, and 3,000+ variations. Unpopular models, or low volume variations may be made to order (typically 1-3 business days).

Can you ship internationally to me here in _____?

Probably, depending on the destination country. Scope rings and mounts fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Commerce, and are not as heavily controlled for export as most firearms and parts. We are not responsible for determining what, if any additional import restrictions, permits, or taxes may be required in your country.

How quickly will my order ship?

Over the last six months, 78% of our orders have shipped within 1 business day, and 96% have shipped within 2 business days. Custom orders, or some large orders may require additional manufacturing time.

I'm left handed, will your bases work for me?

Yes - most of our scope mounts are cut with symmetric loading port cutouts on the underside for ambidextrous use.

* A few of our bases are cut with specific right or left loading ports by default. These are noted in their respective product descriptions. These bases my be ordered in the opposite port configuration - please specify during checkout.

I have a ____, but I don't see a mount for it listed on your site. Do you make one that fits?

Maybe. We are always adding new bases that we've developed for customers. At any given time, there may be 5-10 different bases that we haven't had a chance to list on the website. If we don't have the hole spacing and contour information for your action, we may be able to make one from your measurements, or by copying an existing base that fits.

Do you offer dealer pricing or a dealer program?

Yes! We have a number of dealers across the US, as well as internationally. If you are a gunsmith, retailer, or rifle manufacturer, Please call us at 1-800-553-8527, or email sales@murphyprecision.com for wholesale pricing information.