Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of beginners with improperly mounted scopes on their crossbows. They’re wondering what could possibly be wrong with their brand new scope that makes them miss most of their shots. The problem is the way the scope is mounted. That’s why I want to give you a short guide on how to mount a crossbow scope properly and safely.
Attach the bottom rings to the base in a way that will allow you to move the scope back and forward after placing it. Now lightly firms those rings to the base, but don’t screw them all the way yet in case you need to adjust.
It’s time for the scope. Place it on the rings, then put the top rings in their position. Screw them in just lightly so that the scope can still move. The best thing to do now is to close your eyes and take your crossbow as if you are going to shoot. Find the most comfortable position and open your eyes to adjust the scope to the eye relief, at least 2 inches from your eye.
You also need to look for your crosshair to be straight up and level with the ground. Rotate it until you get a perfect position. For more precision, you can even take two levels and put one on the scope and one on the limb mount.
Now that everything is ready, you can start easily tightening the screws. Make sure to do the same turns for every screw in one series, tightening them crosswise. When you’re almost done, take the crossbow to check your aim once again. If everything is fine, do the final turns, applying the same pressure to every screw. However, be cautious not to screw them too tightly, as it could damage your scope.
I hope that this guide was helpful and that you’ll mount a crossbow scope perfectly, even if you do it for the first time.