FAQ

FAQ



Welcome to the Evolution Gun Works FAQ Page!

We’ve worked hard to create a comprehensive listing of information to help you place your order as smoothly as possible.
Please have a look through our FAQ pages and responses to see if we’ve covered your question. If you require further assistance after reading the response, please feel free to contact us via telephone or e-mail.
The following are a few of our most commonly asked general questions. For more thorough answers and detailed information, please visit any of the FAQ pages listed to the left.

Comprehensive Scope Mount List
Comprehensive Scope Mount List

Red Dot Mount List
Red Dot Mount List

Torque Specs:
Scope Mount: 20 in/lbs
Ring Caps: 15 in/lbs
Ring Crossbolts: 65 in/lbs
Practical Rings: (tighten bottom first): 20 in/lbs

What's the difference between the Standard scope mount and the HD?

Standard Scope Mount:

6061 Aluminum
Standard Anodized

HD Scope Mount:

7075 Aluminum
Hardcoat Anodized
Full Cross Slots
Lower Profile

What does M.O.A mean/stand for?

M.O.A. stands for Minute of Angle. For example: 20 M.O.A. or Minutes of Angle is equal to 1/3 of one degree.

We recommend:
0 MOA - if shooting 0-500 yards
20 MOA - if shooting 500-1000 yards

Is my gun a short or long action?

Actions vary, based upon brand. For a detailed breakdown of actions please see our Short or Long Action FAQ.

How high is the base I will be purchasing?

Our Tactical rails measure in at .4” - .45”. Our HD rails sit lower at .3” - . 35”.

Has my order shipped yet?

98% of orders consisting of in-stock items are shipped within 3 business days. If your order is not updated and you have not received shipment tracking information within 4 business days, please contact us by phone or e-mail. Please have your order confirmation number available when you contact us. For more information please review the Purchasing & Shipping FAQs. 

Where is my order confirmation/shipping confirmation?

Our system automatically sends out order confirmation emails and tracking emails when the order has been shipped. If you do not see these emails in your inbox, check your spam folder. If it is not in your spam folder please let us know. 

I’m going to order your base, are mounting screws provided with the base?

Yes, you will receive mounting screws along with a wrench. Additional sets of replacement screws can be purchased separately.

What material are your scope bases made from?

Our tactical bases are made from extruded 6061 T6 aluminum. Our HD bases are machined from solid 7075 T6 aluminum. We have a small selection of bases available in heat treated 4140 steel (the steel is machined after the heat treating). Give us a call to inquire about pricing for custom bases.



Standard Vs. HD



Standard Scope Mount

Standard Scope Mounts

Our standard scope mounts are perfect for a lightweight mounting option that ties the receiver together for more rigidity over two piece bases. The cross slots have a valley down the center to save on weight, but are not optimal for mounting quick disconnect rings (throw lever), because most quick disconnect rings use a center recoil lug. These mounts are perfect options for almost any calibers, even up to magnums. We recommend using square cross lugs with all picatinny style rings.
Machined From: 6061 Extruded Aluminum
Anodizing: Standard
Cross Slots: Not Full Width
Quick Disconnect Ring Compatible: No
Height: Most mounts ~ .4” (measured from the top of the receiver to the top of the rail)
Price: Starts at $29.99


















HD Scope Mount

HD Scope Mounts

Our HD scope mounts are our premium line of aluminum one piece bases. They are machined from a heavier duty aluminum and the full cross slots allow for the use of quick detach rings. This mount is perfect for the heavy hitting calibers such as .338 Lapua, or for the shooter who has to have the highest quality for their application. We recommend using square cross lugs with all picatinny style rings.
Machined From: 7075 T6 Aluminum (80% higher yield than 6061)
Anodizing: Hardcoat
Cross Slots: Full Width
Quick Disconnect Ring Compatible: Yes
Height: Most mounts ~ .35” (measured from the top of the receiver to the top of the rail)
Price: Starts at $49.99