February 20, 2012 at 8:24am
Weaver and Leupold both make a good set of rings for the H&R. Make sure to buy steel rings and not aluminum. It's a good idea to loc tite your base and ring screws on every rifle, not just this particular one. Just make sure to use blue loc tite and not red. The blue is serviceable, meaning you can back the screws out down the road. I would buy a Wheeler Fat Wrench and torque the screws to the recommended inch lbs for steel rings. It's probably going to be around 25-30 inch lbs. Overtightening/overtorqing the screws like the other guy suggested could cause a screw to shear off from recoil. Mount them all with loc tite and a torque wrench and the gun will be on for years. I cringe every time I see the yo yos at the gun shops mounting scopes for people, because none of them do it right. Plus, let it cool between every shot on the range, and every few shots push a dry patch (no solvent) through the barrel. Me and a bunch of my friends have the H&R's. I've never heard of one that doesn't group the Hornady rounds good.