If you’ve bought yourself a Mauser M18 with the plan to use it for hunting, you will also need to include the best possible scope mounts and scope. We have put together a comprehensive selection of scope mounts that will suit the Mauser M18.
It should be noted that the Mauser M18 is drilled and tapped to use Remington Model 700-style long action bases.
Mauser M18 Calibers
When considering the scope base and mounts to put on your rifle you should also consider the caliber you will be dealing with.
The Mauser M18 rifle is available in the following calibers: .223 Rem., .243 Win., .270 Win., 6.5x55, 6.5 PRC, 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win, .30-06 Sprg, 8x57 IS, 9.3x62, 7mm Rem., .300 Win. Mag.
Listed below is a selection of scope mounts that hunters recommend. We have added a list of the main features of each mount as well as the company’s MSRP. Further down the page is a more detailed review of each base.
Comparison List of Scope Mounts Suitable for the Mauser M18
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Description of Rifle Scope Mounts
Now that we have been able to browse through the scope mounts considered to be most suited for the rifle model we will take a look at a more detailed overview of each.
Each of these brief scope mount reviews aims to provide you with extra information about the base that is not otherwise immediately apparent in the summary list such as special unique features. It should also help you in working out which would prove to offer you the greatest value in terms of its usefulness.
Talley Mauser M18 Scope Mounts
These lightweight alloy mounts use a one-piece construction process so there is no joint between the scope and the rifle.
Made from 7000 series alloy and CNC machined, the Talley mounts are tough and durable on the one hand and lighter than the majority of competitors mounts.
The way in which the mounts are designed means provides for perfect alignment. Once tightened into place they will not work themselves loose.
Each mount weighs only 4oz. They are available in 1”, 30mm and 34mm diameter sizes along with a selection of mount heights (see below).
Here are the height measurements as per the Talley website:
Extra Low: Front .300″ Rear .410″ Available in 1″ & 30mm
Low: Front .400″ Rear .510″ Available in 1″ & 30mm
Med: Front .500″ Rear .610″ Available in 1″, 30mm, & 34mm
High: Front .600″ Rear .710″ Available in 1″, 30mm, & 34mm
Extra High: Front .700″ Rear .810″ Available in 1″
Find out more about this and other scope mounts by visiting the Talley Manufacturing website.
Nightforce Direct Mount
The Nightforce Direct Mount fits the Remington 700 long or short action which the Mauser M18 is drilled and tapped for.
The one-piece mount is CNC machined from 7075-T6 hard anodized aluminum to give it significant strength at a reduced weight.
The integrated rings will fit 30mm tube diameter only.
The 20 MOA taper will enable the scope’s internal adjustment to be maximized and increases long-range capability.
The mount is available in three heights for both the long and short actions: low (0.885”), medium (1.0”) and high (1.125”).
Find out more about this and other scope mounts by visiting the Nightforce Optics website.
EGW Picatinny Rail & Tube Practical Aluminum Rings
Start your scope mount build with the EGW Picatinny Rail. This is the Remington 700 rail that is also compatible with the Mauser M18 receiver regardless of the model and action you use.
The rail comes in a variety of MOA settings from 0 to 40 MOA. You can get it for either long action or short action rifles.
Machined from solid 7075 T6 aircraft grade aluminum, it has a matte black hardcoat finish. The height measures 0.35” from the top of the receiver to the top of the rail.
On top of the Picatinny rail you can add the Tube Practical Aluminum Rings. These rings are available with either a 1 inch or 30mm diameter.
They provide a height of 0.840” when measured from the top of the Picatinny to the centreline of the scope.
Find out more about all of the products from the company by visiting the EGW website.
DNZ Game Reaper Remington 700 Scope Rings
This is a one piece scope mount that is available in two tube diameters: 1” and 30mm.
The mount is precision machined from a solid block of billet 6061-T6 aluminum. The advantage of the one-piece is that there are no moving parts between the firearm and the scope.
The mount absorbs shock effectively and is lightweight compared to similar types.
The three mount heights that you can get are: low (0.98”), medium (1.11”) and high (1.23”). These heights are measured from top of receiver to centerline of scope tube.
Find out more about all of the products from the company by visiting the DNZ Products website.
Warne Vapor Scope Rings
The Vapor scope rings are very reliable rings that provide you with an economical solution that you will never have to worry about once they’re installed.
Made from aluminum with a hard anodized matte black finish, the rings are solid while also being very lightweight. In fact, a set of low 30mm mounts weigh only 1.8oz for the pair.
These rings are available to fit either 1 inch or 30mm tube diameters. They are available in low (to fit objective lens up to 42mm), medium (to fit objective lens up to 52mm) and high (to fit objective lens up to 56mm) mount heights.
Find out more about all of the products from the company by visiting the Warne Scope Mounts website.
Seekins Precision Scope Rings
Seekins are among the most solidly build scope rings and will last forever without ever allowing the scope to move once installed. They would make an ideal mount for scopes added to any model of Mauser M18.
The machined 7075-T6 aluminum rings feature slim lines to ensure they will not snag when deployed from bags or scabbards.
The rings come in 1”, 30mm, 34mm and 35mm tube sizes. There are 6 mount sizes: low (0.82”), medium (0.87”), medium high (0.92”), high (0.97”), xtra high (1.26”) and AR high (1.40”).
The rings are 0.8” wide and held tightly in place by 4 Grade 8 T-25 Torx fasteners. They are built to 1913 Picatinny specifications with a recoil lug machined into the bottom.
For more information about the company and the products available, visit the Seekins Precision website.
There are a few important considerations that must be observed when you go through the process of buying your scope mount for your rifle.
The height of the mount is crucial if you are going to achieve optimal eye alignment. Your scope and the size of the objective lens is going to play a big part. It will determine whether you need a low mount or a high mount or something in between.
Should you buy a single piece or do you need the flexibility of a two piece mount. The single piece will provide you with a solid, unmovable mount. The two piece will allow you to position the mount in a way that achieves greater alignment.
The scope mounts and rings displayed on this page are all recommended for a variety of hunting applications.
They are precision built, strong enough to withstand the recoil of heavy caliber ammunition and light enough that they will be barely noticed as you carry your rifle.