Scope problems

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by highlander 5, Apr 22, 2016.

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  1. highlander 5

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    OK guys need some help here and hopefully someone has the answer. I have a Remington 700 SPS in 308 with an older Burris 8-32 with a 50 mm objective lens mounted in Leupold high mounts.
    My problem is I've run out of elevation,I did speak to Burris and they suggested their Signature rings and a shim kit to correct the problem. My question is which shim .005,.010 or .020. Don't plan on shooting beyond 100 yds but I'd be stuck to one bullet weight and I do plan on using cast bullets to cut costs. Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Haxby

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    There's something wrong with the scope, or the rings, or the scope base, or the rifle, or the installation.
    If you do go with the Burris rings, there's no reason that would limit you to one bullet weight.
     
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    I have 4-6 clicks left on elevation at 100 yds which is another inch or so in height. Don't want to switch different bases and rings as I like what I have now. Rings and mounts are tight and I did find the action screws were loose so I torqued them down the other night. As stated the rings are the correct height as the scope was mounted by the shop were I purchased the scope.Did some math to make sure that the rings were the correct height,gap between the objective bell is correct aproximately .100 inches. Medium rings wouldn't have worked as they are too low.
     
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  5. Haxby

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    If you're thinking that the height of the rings is keeping you from being able to zero at 100 yards - that ain't it.
     
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    We ran into this with the M24 sniper rifles when a new scope was adopted. We would put 3 hart shims under the rear section of the base. Can't remember how many MOA it gave us, but that was the correct number.
     
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    When you shimn one base you misalign your rings & torque your scope , if you do not lap your rings for proper fit . so a base with elevation built in , or matched rings for more elevation is a lot better way to go , to prevent adding more problems.
     
  8. highlander 5

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    The new rings arrived yesterday,they are what Burris suggested and they are shorter than the rings I have now. Looks like I'll have to get the EGW mount and Weaver tactical rings. Forgot to mentionand just realized that 1 click of elevation is 1/8 " at 100 yds rather than the standard 1/4".
     
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    Then just return them and order the next higher set, it's not that complicated.
     
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    HOORAY !! Your entry is entitled "Scope Problems" and NOT "Scope Issues". Thanks for helping save the English language.
     
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