Warne Scope Mounts strives to provide confidence in every shot. Accuracy fuels confidence, and we achieve that by providing firearm-specific fitments manufactured in the U.S. and finished by hand and offer compact construction that won’t weigh down your build.

Scope Bases

Scope bases and rings are integral to accuracy. For a primer, your scope attaches to the rings and base, and a secure fit among all components prevents shifting during use.

For today’s sportsman, scopes are essential, providing several degrees of magnification and streamlined, direct aiming. Reflecting this, nearly all hunting and sporting rifles are drilled and tapped, allowing you to mount a scope via a base and rings or, as we’ll explain in greater detail below, a Picatinny rail.

For attachment, a base, one-piece mount or rail is first secured to the rifle using screws that fit into the pre-drilled grooved recesses on the receiver. The rings then fit into the base. Bases have a one- or two-piece design, with the fit based on your rifle model. The scope or mount sits as close to the rifle as possible without directly touching the surface to allow for optimal cheek weld.

Ring designs are crafted on a model-specific basis. Use the scope mount selector and ring selector to choose both according to your rifle model and ensure a precise fit.

What is a Picatinny Rail?

A Picatinny rail, mounted to the top of a firearm, functions as the base and allows the shooter to attach rings to mount optics like scopes to the grooves evenly spaced along its length.

Properly known as the MIL-STD 1913 rail, this solution was developed by the Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey in response to the U.S. Army’s increasing use of night-vision optics. Development for a more unified rail system – conceived as an alternative to the weapon-specific dovetail mounting systems available at the time – started in 1992. This was based on average measurements from Picatinny’s own Weaver rails.

The Picatinny rail features a T-shaped or hexagonal cross-section design with slots slightly deeper and larger than a Weaver rail’s spaced over a flat surface. The slots allow various weapons accessories, including rings and scopes and other optics, to be secured and locked into place on the rail.

Warne Scope Mounts’ Warne Tactical Rails use a Mil-Spec Picatinny style rail system, fabricated from solid steel or 7075 aluminum in standard and 20MOA configurations. Our Mountain Tech Picatinny Rails are also NATO-STANAG compatible. The result provides a sturdy platform for mounting optics via Picatinny or Weaver-style mounts and rings.