Originally Posted by Broz
Laying the base on a flat surface and measuring down. The difference between front and back is .110" This is the same number I got when I measured from the top of bolt to top of receiver front and back. The base is roughly 7.120" long.
Chad, does your calculation take into consideration the 700 receiver is .110 higher at the front mount pad than the back?
Base on the above information, your base would have 53 MOA.
Now, using your last picture posted, I measured and came up with 56 MOA, that of course can only be kind of close. From 35 MOA to 53 there's a long ways... something isn't right.
Check the base on a real flat surface and make sure it's strait, all sides, if it is give precise dimensions from bottom of MOA to top of "Groove" for both ends and the horizontal distance between the points measured. Just like you've been doing.
I was having similar problems with my pica-tinny base and had to glass bed it, it was
king of turning to the right as it was moving from rear to front.
Check if you can, to see if the back of the action, where the base goes is flat.
Also, tighten the bolts on one end only and see if the base is lifted, if not the take the bolts our of the one end you had tighten and put then on the other end. if there's room under neath you'll have to glass bed it. Let us know.