STEP #1. ****BE POSITIVE THAT YOUR RIFLE IS NOT LOADED!!!!****
Treat ALL guns as if they are LOADED.
NEVER let the muzzle point at anything you are not willing to destroy.
Keep your finger OFF the trigger.
PULL the operating rod completely to the REAR and CHECK the chamber and magazine.
Work the operating rod several times and CHECK the chamber AGAIN.
STEP #2 REMOVE THE TRIGGER ASSEMBLY AND STOCK
START by removing the trigger assembly and stock.
Then remove the rear handguard. It is not necessary to remove any other parts for this installation. (figure 1)
Open the hardware package and lay out the contents.
Take the hex-head set screws and start them into the threaded holes
on the top of the Mount Body. Use the small hex wrench provided
to screw them down about level to the TOP of the Mount Body.
They must not go all the way through to the inside of the Mount Body. (figure 2)
STEP #3 POSITION THE MOUNT BODY
Place the Mount Body upside down on a flat and sturdy table or bench
surface. (figure 3)
Insert the Barrel Key (the long, narrow piece of aluminum) into the
matching recess on the inside of the Mount Body. The Barrel Key will cover
the set screw holes in the matching recess inside of the Mount Body. (figure 4)
Place the rifle top side down into the Mount Body. Push the Mount Body
forward so it bears firmly against the lower band on the barrel.
STEP #4 POSITION THE BARREL CLAMP
Find the two closest sets of holes the Barrel Clamp. This
end will go toward the front of the Mount Body (the
muzzle end). (figure 5)
Pull the op rod back about an inch and insert the Barrel
Clamp under the op rod and over the rifle barrel. You may
have to lift the barreled action slightly out of the Mount
Body to do this.
The Barrel Clamp will fit completely down into the
matching recess of the Mount Body while the rifle is resting firmly in place.
Align the holes in the flanges of the Barrel Clamp to the threaded holes
in the Mount Body. If all of the threaded holes in the Mount Body are not
visible through the holes in the Barrel Clamp, remove the Barrel Clamp
and turn it around because you have it in backwards. All of the holes
will line up if it is in correctly.
Start the hex head cap screws through the holes in the Barrel Clamp and
into the Mount Body. (figure 6)
Push the Mount Body as far forward (toward the muzzle) as it will go.
Tightening the cap screws with the hex wrench provided, making about
two turns on each screw then alternate in a criss-cross pattern to evenly
secure the Barrel Clamp. All screws on the Barrel Clamp must be
firmly seated down against the Mount Body.
STEP #5 SECURE THE BARREL KEY & REASSEMBLE
Turn the rifle with the Mount Body attached over to the upright
Push the Mount Body snug up against the handguard retainer.
Use the hex wrench to snug down each of the set screws a little at a
time, alternating between screws. The set screws should be evenly
snug, but not overly tightened. (figure 7)
Replace the stock and trigger assembly.
Work the op rod back and forth several times to ensure that it
functions properly and clears the Mount Body.
When you look through the open sights, the top of the Mount Body will form a horizontal plane and the
sights will be visible through the sight channel.
After firing about 10-15 rounds with the Mini-Scout-Mount ™ attached, re-snug the set screws in the top
of the Mount Body. This will compensate for any settling in and should not have to be repeated.