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Old 02-18-2013, 12:44 PM
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Leupold elevation Max'd out

Greetings,
I recently mounted a Leupold Vari X III on a Ruger 300 WM. I have it in low rings and my elevation is at maximum ( -1/4 MOA). Is there anything I can do to help give me back some elevation travel. I want to be able to use the come ups, but now it is fixed at 200 yards.

Any suggetions...
Thanks,
Shane
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:49 PM
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Re: Leupold elevation Max'd out

That is one confusing question. Are you saying that when zero'd for 200 you cant dial for longer shots? Or the opposite?

What kind of base are you using?


I would tripple check to make sure the rings are the right ones either way, something isnt right. I have used burris signature zee rings with great success. They have plastic inserts that can be offset.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:20 PM
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Re: Leupold elevation Max'd out

Wich side of the travel are you maxed out on? Depending on that answer a 20moa base might help.

Im not sure anyone makes m77 20 moa base's but im sure someon else will chime in
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:52 PM
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Re: Leupold elevation Max'd out

I have no more travel for long range (dial will only move down now). I have a 200 yd zero and that is it. If I want to shoot farther, I have to hold over (not my preferred method).

It is mounted in Leupold low rings for Ruger.

I haven't ever had this problem before.

20 MOA bases are made for Ruger, but must be drilled/tapped. I am trying to avoid doing that.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:35 PM
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Re: Leupold elevation Max'd out

Shane, I also have that same rifle in the ruger. I had my gunsmith mill out and install a picitinney rail where the scope bases are. Your other option would be to use a rilfescope that has way more moa---something with a 30mm tube.
My brother had the same problem with a 6.5 creedmoor and a leupy vari III and he could only get to about 700 yards before being maxed. 20 moa base fixed that.

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Old 02-19-2013, 12:05 AM
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Re: Leupold elevation Max'd out

I haven't seen such a large boresight misalignment on an M77 MkII before. If someone handed me a rifle with that problem, I would inspect the objective bell to insure it wasn't touching the barrel or rear sight. I would inspect the mounts very closely for proper fit to the dovetails on the receiver. Then I would swap the two rings. While they were off, I would inspect the top of each dovetail on the receiver for dings or burrs.

You have a few options for Weaver adapters that require no drilling. Follow up with Burris Signature Zee rings and 0.020" offset inserts.

The Burris adapter rails are short and limit the scope placement options. You should use the search feature. This link shows how the Burris adapters look on a MkII.
Ruger M77 / Picatinny rail?

Weigand Combat makes a nice Weaver adapter that requires no drilling. I used a similar one on a mini-14 once. It fits low on the receiver and yet is stiff and does not interfer with ejection.
Ruger M77 MKII Rifle Scope Mounts

Finally, B-Square makes an adapter, but it's taller than the Weigand model.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:38 PM
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Re: Leupold elevation Max'd out

Thanks Gents,

Bruce, Do you know if the Wiegand will fit on the older Tang Safety M77?
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