With the dovetail grooves machined into the top of the receiver at the factory you now have 2 options. Use the base mentioned above by creeper and any weaver style rings. Or you can get dovetail 1" rings and mount the scope on the provided grooves. The base provides a platform that is more uniform and less likely to cause damage to the scope. It is more expensive and adds 1 more place for failure in the mounting system, but is a good idea if the dovetail grooves are not straight. Dovetail to 1" rings are simple and easy to install. Both options are removable without affecting the rifle.
Cabelas should stock the dovetail rings for 30$ or so.
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