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Old 06-14-2011, 07:32 PM
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savage long range hunter sighting problems.

I got my 6.5x284. I had the scope mounted and bore sighted at the store. I loaded some 142 smk's with 47 grains of imr 4831. I started at 100 yards and it wasn't on paper. I moved up to 50 still wasn't on paper. I moved to 25 and still couldn't hit paper. I brought it home and used a bore sighter a friend gave me to try and it was about 2 feet high and four inches left. Now, I don't have enough down adjustment to get it below 3" high at 100 yards. When I got it the lady only had bases for a savage 110, but not 111. They fit, so she thought they would work. Besides being way off, could that be the problem with not enough adjustment? Sorry, new guy question.
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:40 PM
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Re: savage long range hunter sighting problems.

Try bedding your scope base and lapping the rings. What rings and bases are you using? The 110 and 111 are the same action, just different models. Any savage 110-116 will use the same base, they are all long actions, except some of the older ones. Same thing with the model 10-16.
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:54 PM
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Re: savage long range hunter sighting problems.

Never let the guy at the sporting goods counter mount and bore sight your scopes. Leupold bases and rings never gave me a hassle, but you may want to get a 20 MOA rail and rings to match.
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:17 PM
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Re: savage long range hunter sighting problems.

I tried two different bushnell 4200 elites. The one they mounted and I tried mounting another one I had and ran out of adjustment at the same place. Actually I forgot that one square on the bore sighter was 4", so I am about a foot high. I also tried an old guide gear scope I had and ran out of adjustment too.

The bases look like they fit correctly Everything seems flush, etc. I am not too experienced myself, so I might not know what I am looking at. Though it seems pretty straight forward to me.
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:59 PM
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Re: savage long range hunter sighting problems.

Shim your rear scope base only. 2x thickness of a empty Coke can will be perfect. Good luck.
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:12 PM
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Re: savage long range hunter sighting problems.

That is very strange. I used a one piece Weaver base and Burris Signature Zee rings on my 111 LRH in 6.5x284 and it worked out great.

Can you post any pics of the setup?
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:29 PM
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Re: savage long range hunter sighting problems.

Well, my heart is back where it is supposed to be. I don't know exactly what was wrong, but I took the bases and rings off and messed with everything. I put it back together myself and it seems to look fine on the bore sighter now. Like an above poster said I shouldn't trust somebody at a store to do it. That is the hard part. If I don't consider myself an expert I tend to put my trust in somebody else and it is surprising how many times it doesn't work out. I guess like my old boss said, "You just have to give it hell and see what happens."
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