Originally Posted by abinok
Gotta shim the rear of the base to raise the poi [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
Before shimming try adjusting your vertical elevation turret first. Being that low it sounds like you have turned it the wrong way. To see, 1:
bed your rifle in a notched cardboard box with the cross-hairs centered on a bulls-eye 25 to 50 feet away. 2:
with-out moving the rifle turn your elevation screw and see if the horizontal 'hair moves down on the target. If so, position the 'hair on the center of the bulls-eye. 3:
Now move the target into a safe line of fire and fire 3 shots from 25 feet aiming at the center of the bulls-eye. Then place the rifle back into the notched box and position the cross-hairs on the center of the bulls-eye, now with-out moving the rifle turn your cross-hair turrets until they are centered on the bullet holes. If this solves your problem your rifle will be on paper at 100 yards and your scope shouldn't need much adjustment to bring it to dead-center on target. If this fails, have a 'smith check your rifle to be sure you have the correct base. Several actions require 2 piece bases due to height problems. Not all can use a 1 piece base which also makes it easier to shim if needed. Be sure to mount the scope by using a 1" or 30mm range rod to insure the base saddles are aligned which will prevent twisting or bending your scope tube. Most 'smiths will also lap your rings to assure trueness also. Hope this works out for you. Keep your powder dry.