Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • DaveR

    I don’t understand the concept. Every scope ring I have has the screws tangent to the scope (??)

  • See for a complete explanation.

    All other rings have a screw axis that is parallel and offset to a line which is tangent to the scope tube. American Rifle’s rings have a screw axis that truly tangent (no offset) to the scope tube. Thus, the top half of the ring (cap) is pulled down over the scope tube and works more like a strap rather than like a traditional ring cap having corners that are forced into the scope tube, often damaging it.

    American Rifle’s rings make sense in a world where $1000+ scopes are not uncommon. Marring or denting a Schmidt & Bender tube would be rather disappointing.