Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Long Range Scopes and Other Optics

Long Range Scopes and Other Optics Nightforce Optics


Reply

scope help

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-04-2010, 09:22 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 43
scope help

Does anyone have any ideas about why this is happening? I have a Weatherby Vanguard 308 24" #7 heavy varmint barrel, I installed a Leupold 3.5x10x50 scope, ken ferrell base (10 moa) and low tps rings. I am trying to sight in at 100 yards still hitting about 2 feet high, but the turret is cranked all the way down? I have taken it apart and checked for burrs on the scope base and rings, lapped the rings, and reinstalled it but still hitting high.

Any input would be appreciated.
Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-05-2010, 09:04 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,538
Re: scope help

Have you tried to put another scope on it just to see what it does?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-06-2010, 09:33 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 43
Re: scope help

I tried another scope but that too was cranked all the way down. would higher rings help? I'm using low tps rings right now
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-06-2010, 10:29 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SW Montana
Posts: 4,384
Re: scope help

Are you sure it's a 10 moa not more?
__________________
High Fence, Low Fence, Stuck in the Fence, if I can Tag it and Eat it, it's Hunting!

"Pain is weakness leaving your body"
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-06-2010, 10:37 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 58
Re: scope help

I would have to vote with bigingreen the moa maybe mismarked.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-06-2010, 04:30 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,538
Re: scope help

Higher rings isn't going to fix the problem. as Bigngreen mentioned maybe your base is greater than 10 moa. If your able to, take a caliper and measure the hieght of one end of the base and then the other. If I recall it should be around .015" difference between the two over 6 inches of base length.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-06-2010, 08:11 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 241
Re: scope help

Two feet high at 100 yards means something is FUBAR. If you had the same problem with another scope it's probably the action. I have Weatherby Mark V action that came off of a 30-378 Accumark. There is every bit of a 0.15" drop from the front of the action to the rear. Those surfaces are supposed to be even. I had to bed my base to get a stress-free mount. Put a straight edge across the two surfaces and see if they're even.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: scope help
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTT? SAI M1a with SEI steel scope mount and Vortex Viper scope. mtbikerwvu Guns For Sale 3 06-22-2011 02:32 AM
WTS: Redfield 3-Ring scope base w/ three scope rings Lightvarmint Optics For Sale 0 01-28-2009 04:58 PM
Springfield Armory Tactial Rifle Scope 4-14 40mm. This scope is matte Alaskan Al Guns For Sale 1 03-26-2007 02:27 PM
Rem. LVSF in 308win., Spotting Scope, Rifle Scope,............ coyotewallace Guns For Sale 1 11-28-2006 08:03 PM
For Sale: rifle scope&spotting scope Yogi Guns For Sale 0 11-12-2004 04:17 PM

Current Poll
Do you wear hearing protection while hunting?

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC