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Will I loose my 100 yard Zero?

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Unread 05-21-2008, 10:07 AM
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Do yourself a bif facor and do I of 2 things:

1. Get a properly manufactured taper base and forget about shims.

2. Buy a set of Burris Signature rings and use the .010" or .020" offset inserts. They make for a very clean and adjustable set-up. They wil also avoid appling detrimental stress to the scope tube.

Just my 2 cents
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    Unread 05-21-2008, 10:29 AM
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    I agree, using shims with a 2 piece base will definitely exert undue misalignment stress on the scope tube. Shims under a one piece base is at the very least a poor way to correct for a tapered base IMHO
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    Unread 05-21-2008, 02:04 PM
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    Hmm, I was just looking though my spare scope mount drawer and came across a Leupold 1 piece. So what's the issue with shimming a 1 piece base.

    Not as ridged?
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    Varmint Hunter,

    Jwp475,

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    I recently had occasion to try and explain to a fella about shimming bases vs. using a new, angled, properly built increased moa base. I ended up drawing it out. I really exaggerated the angles/tilt to try and make it visually easier to understand. Don't know if this will help but it helped my friend to see why he'd be better off buying a new, properly machined base.











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    Beautifully explained!!! Good job! That's exactly what was bothering my little peanut head. I could see those holes not matching and I even thought that maybe a little bedding epoxy would help, those bolt holes would still be crooked...

    Good Job!
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    Unread 05-21-2008, 07:30 PM
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    Ok I get it. I will take my Leupolds back and do the right thing and get the correct set up.

    But I wonder if with a different set up even if I just got a different base and rings with no MOA add in would I get the same results that I have with these mounts.
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