Working on a 700 LA Rem. I have a picatini rail base and I am not sure of the Manufacturer. All it says is [ REMINGTON 700 LONG ACTION 35 MOA]
I used this base with my IOR Tactical 6x24 and should have been close to bottom of adjustment @ 200. I was closer to the middle like a 0 moa base.
At the back screw of the base it is .430" thick. At the front screw, roughly 5.950" forward, it is .305" thick. Now I know the height of the receiver comes into play. But I am trying to figure where I lost 30 to 40 moa. Oh, rings are a set of 35mm IOR's and I have measured them and they are of equal height.
Yes, I have 65 moa total in the scope, and I have counted them. From 100 yard zero I topped out at 27 moa.
I guess I could measure the action weights from a cleaning rod, but fear it would not be accurate enough. I figured since a 700 action is so widely used some one would have these numbers. Or, if someone had a similar 35 or 40 moa base to measure and compair or even a zero cant base to measure.
Well, I never did get the math figured out, with out a calculator I am done. But unless I am wrong I found the problem. I put this base on the action. Then measured from the top of the bolt and also from the action rails (same thing) to the top of this base both front and back. She is parallel to the bore,,, Yes, stamped 35 MOA but in reality it is 0 moa. Am I just a lucky sob or what???
Well, am I missing something here? If I mount the base and measure from the bolt or action rails up to the top of the base. Souldn't it be lower at the front of the base? I did this several times and it always came up with in a few thou of being parallel to the bolt.