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#1 dirtdevil

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:40 PM

i have a model 700 VTR, i haven't been out shooting in a while and was sighting it in yesterday morning before our pig hunt. at 100 yards i started out at about 8 inches low, i adjusted my elevation till it maxed out and i was still about 2 inches low...??? i'm puzzled, when i first mounted the scope on my rifle i was dead on at 200 yards taking out clay pigeons no problem. the scope is a Bausch and Lomb BALVAR, 12-34x40mm. the only thing i have down to the scope prior to yesterday was that i moved the backwards in the rings for a better relief....but now my elevation is maxed and i'm still off....besides the point my cousin and i both bagged some nice piggies.Attached File  6.jpg   13KB   2 downloadsAttached File  IMG_0356.JPG   25.32KB   2 downloads

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:42 PM

Here's our piggiesAttached File  9.jpg   25.35KB   2 downloads

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:39 PM

Weird. Move the scope forward in the rings to where it used to be and see if that makes a difference.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:41 PM

DD, I just had the same problem with a Simmons. My solution was to replace the scope, but you can remove the scope, put a shim under the scope at the rear mount.Tom

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:16 PM

Well after I posted this I got my mail and I'm getting a little extra cash back this year, so I think its time for a newer scope and I'll just give it back to my dad cause I owe him money...but thank you everyone.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:08 PM

That front ring sure looks awful close to where it starts to bell open, are you sure part of that taper isn't in the ring making it sit higher than it should? That would be my bet, an makes the most sense.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:26 PM

Did you accidentally get 20 MOA base instead of normal base?

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 01:15 PM

That front ring sure looks awful close to where it starts to bell open, are you sure part of that taper isn't in the ring making it sit higher than it should? That would be my bet, an makes the most sense.

I agree. Check this^^^You slid the scope back too far and the front of the scope is now tilted upwards.
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 03:08 PM

Get higher scope rings...I am not sure what caliber you are shooting, but the bullet's trajectory arch will vary by caliber/weight. It looks cool sitting right off your barell, but I have a really good feeling(speaking from experience) that the higher scope rings will benefit you.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 06:09 PM

Did you accidentally get 20 MOA base instead of normal base?

He didnt change his base or rings. Just slid the scope back in the rings and now it wont zero.
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 06:13 PM

Get higher scope rings...I am not sure what caliber you are shooting, but the bullet's trajectory arch will vary by caliber/weight. It looks cool sitting right off your barell, but I have a really good feeling(speaking from experience) that the higher scope rings will benefit you.

Ring Height has nothing to do with your point of impact. Ring height should be set to the position of the shooters eye when you have good/consistant cheek-weld.
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:10 PM

Yep, and to clear the objective lens too. Don't bang your head against the wall too hard though Dave, some people have mechanical aptitude, and some don't. Not a bad thing, it can just be frustrating at times :D




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