About Leupold Mounting Systems
Leupold has created a number of mounting systems, each matched to different needs and preferences. Most of the following rings and bases are available in gloss, matte or silver to compliment your scope or receiver. Different ring heights accommodate various objective sizes and barrel shapes.
The correct mounting of a riflescope is critical to accuracy and reliable shot placement. Yet, with just a few tools and some preparation, you can confidently mount your own scope. In this video, Leupold’s Tim O’connor takes you through the entire mounting process.
Standard (STD) Mounts
The Leupold steel standard bases and rings are the most versatile of any mounting system we offer. The rear ring is secured by windage adjustment screws, allowing the scope’s internal adjustments to be reserved for precise sight-in. Additionally, shims can be used for gross elevation adjustment, reserving the scope’s elevation adjustment for bullet drop compensation dial applications.
Dual Dovetail (DD) Mounts
Leupold’s steel Dual Dovetail bases and rings are one of our strongest mount systems, designed for large caliber rifles with high recoils. The twist-and-lock action of the rings ensures a strong connection with the one or two-piece base.
Use as a high-quality alternative to ringmounts sold by firearms manufacturers and as a no-tap mounting method for most .22 rimfire rifles with a 11mm, 13mm, or 3/8″ dovetail rail. Because these rings are machined from solid steel, they offer superior integrity and tighter tolerances.
Leupold’s aluminum Rifleman mounts are an economical alternative to steel mounts, yet these rings and bases still provide the strength and accuracy you expect from Leupold.
QR (Quick Release) Mounts
The steel QR mounting system allows you to quickly remove your riflescope for storage and transportation. Quickly reattach your scope and return to within half a minute of angle of the original point-of-impact on the target.
We brought Leupold accuracy to the popular cross-slot format! A few turns of the thumb levers is all it takes to connect or disconnect your scope from the one or two-piece base, or Picatiny-style rail. Each time the scope is reattached it will return to within one half a minute of angle of the original point-of-impact on the target.
Leupold’s PRW mounts provide a solid and permanent mount of your scope to a QRW base or a Picatiny-style rail.
Mark 4 Tactical Mounts
Mark 4 tactical bases and rings are the strongest of all Leupold mounting systems. The one-piece base features a built-in 15 MOA slope for long range shooting. Both 6-48 shoulder screws and the larger 8-40 screws are included to accommodate high recoil applications. Strong 1/2″ keeper nuts lock the rings solidly against the one or two-piece bases, or any Picatiny-style rail.
Integral Mounting Systems
The Leupold Integral Mounting Systems (IMS) family quickly and easily eliminates the two most common issues faced when mounting standard riflescopes to AR-style rifles; scope height and eye relief. From the Mark 1 to the Mark 4®, each aluminum IMS cantilever design mounts directly to the firearm’s Mil-Spec 1913/Picatinny to raise the scope and push it forward, eliminating the need for risers or specialized optics with shortened eye relief.