Sight Mounter

Attach and adjust telescopic and other special sights to shotguns.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Sight Mounters do?

Attaches and adjusts telescopic and other special sights to shotguns and rifles: Locates and marks position for mounting holes, using scales and dividers. Operates drill press to drill and tap mounting holes and screws sights on barrel. Positions gun in holding fixture. Sights through bore and moves fixture to align gun with target. Turns setscrews on sight mount to align telescopic sight with fixed target. Routes gun for test firing.


Should I be a Sight Mounter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Mounter, Saxophones, Mounter, Sousaphones, Switchpanel Mounter

    How to become a Sight Mounter

    Sight Mounters generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Sight Mounter-related education!
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