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Not enough down travel to zero scope

 
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:32 AM
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Re: Not enough down travel to zero scope

Quit shooting at 100 yards. Zero your rifle further out.

Or, use your mildots. Set your zero on the bottom of your top post.
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:00 PM
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Re: Not enough down travel to zero scope

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Quit shooting at 100 yards. Zero your rifle further out.

Or, use your mildots. Set your zero on the bottom of your top post.
We were just breaking in the barrell. We were using the second dot up on the mil dots and it was still 5 inches high at a 100yds. Even if I zero it at 2 0r 300 it would still be shooting to high. I will try a piece or two of electricians tape and see if that works.
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:11 PM
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Re: Not enough down travel to zero scope

Just remember you just want light pressure on the tape to make contact - then check where the scope is pointing at and if you've got control over the elevation for zero. Thats a hard hitting rifle and the rings/rail have to be 100% secure before you fire it.
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:44 PM
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Re: Not enough down travel to zero scope

Swap to a 0 MOA base.....It will solve the issue. Mine did that, and by swapping the base it corrected the problem and brought it down to be able to zero @ 100.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:56 PM
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Re: Not enough down travel to zero scope

I'd actually go drink a can of coke and cut the side material out of it with a pair of tin snips making a few shims that will mate with the bottom of your bases. Stack them in one at a time until you can zero the scope with a couple of moa breathing room to spare. Then I'd put a drop of blue loctite on each of your base screws and torque properly. You won't have to work with bedding compound and it's a permanent 0$ fix. I've had to do this with a ruger 7 mag to clear a scope once (that shim went in the rings) and a win 375 because the scope was out of adjustment room once. Neither moved a bit over hundreds of rounds.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:40 PM
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Re: Not enough down travel to zero scope

That optic should have at least 80 MOA of adjustment, I want to say it has 100 MOA. I did a search and found people having similar issues with the TRS-1.

Matt
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:52 PM
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Re: Not enough down travel to zero scope

fixed the problem for now. Just put a straight base on it. Might try it again some day if I cant shoot far enough. Thanks for the help.
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