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 Post subject: Scope shoots low
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:25 pm 
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My rifle is still shooting 3 inches low at 50yds with the scope adjusted all the way up. Do I need to put shim's under the front mount or back? Thanks for any help.

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 Post subject: Re: Scope shoots low
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:32 pm 
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Hammerdown wrote:
My rifle is still shooting 3 inches low at 50yds with the scope adjusted all the way up. Do I need to put shim's under the front mount or back? Thanks for any help.


You may have the mounts and or rings reversed, check that first. Nearly any recently manufactured scope will have at least 20 minutes of adjustment, so your set up is way too low in the back as it is currently assembled. With your elevation turret centered and the bolt removed, the bore and the scope should be looking at the same point at 25 yards as a rule of thumb.

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 Post subject: Re: Scope shoots low
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I already tried switching the rings and it's a one piece rail that can't be put on backwards, so I guess the only thing I can do is put shims under the back ring.Thanks for the help.

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 Post subject: Re: Scope shoots low
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If it's on a sporterized mauser this is a common problem. The rear bridge exterior dimensions aren't considered critical and the height and contour vary making shimming and base machining common.
Also some commercial rifles like Howa have changed their dimensions slightly at times. My mounts for a Weatherby Vanguard / Howa 1500 came with rear shims just in case.


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 Post subject: Re: Scope shoots low
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:13 am 
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I am having a similar problem, would someone please clarify how to shim for high, or low shooting scopes, please?
Thank you,C


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 Post subject: Re: Scope shoots low
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I would buy a cheap feeler guage set.

Take it to the range after you get both settings set dead middle in setting, or use a bore sighter

Start small, loosen the bases, insert a guage wherever you can under the rear base; snug em down. Keep going up in size till you are there. Cut that feeler guage off drill/form to fit.

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