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Unread 05-17-2014, 07:47 AM
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scope alignment

I had a rem action squared and new barrel attached. Got rifle back and mounted scope. I can visibly see that the front of the scope is to the left of the front of the barrel. After bore-sighting, and I am pretty good at this, I find my scope that has a total of 67 minutes of left to right travel, has only 7 of those minutes to the left, and 60 to the right.
I have a 20MOA rail as a base and tactical rings, so there isn't any room for adjustment in this area.
I own a set of Leupold double dovetail mounts that will allow me to adjust, but then I lose the 20MOA.
I also have a level/inclinometer attached to the 20MOA base that I don't really want to lose.
I know what my obvious options are, but I am looking for options that I may be missing. Is there a way to correct this without giving up my tactical base/ring set-up,
or must I bite the bullet and give up my 20MOA elevation?
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    Unread 05-17-2014, 08:12 AM
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    Re: scope alignment

    I had the same problem recently, only it was the other way around. Dual Dovetails pointed the scope off to the right, all the way to the end of the windage adjustment. Installed a "rail" and the the adjustment centered. I don't see how Dual Dovetails can be windage or elevation adjustable.
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    Unread 05-17-2014, 08:22 AM
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    Re: scope alignment

    Sorry, single dovetail, the other is windage adjustable.
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    Unread 05-17-2014, 12:52 PM
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    Re: scope alignment

    Assuming the action was trued properly....the correct solution would be to have your action's base screw threads opened up to 8-40s on center. In addition i would bed the 20 MOA rail.
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    Unread 05-18-2014, 02:47 AM
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    Re: scope alignment

    I originally purchased this Rem 700 as a deer rifle many years back and had the scope mounted when I purchased by the dealer. In trying to figure this out, I retrieved the original mounts and inspected to find that the rear, windage adjustable was set off center. Never noticed this before because I was only shooting a few hundred yards. What this means to me is that the receiver had been drilled off center at the factory. That being said, it is painfully obvious to me that I can not use the 20MOA base and ring set that I currently have.
    Does anyone know of a 20MOA base / ring combination that is windage adjustable so I don't have to give up on my 20MOA dream?
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    Unread 05-18-2014, 02:50 AM
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    Re: scope alignment

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    Assuming the action was trued properly....the correct solution would be to have your action's base screw threads opened up to 8-40s on center. In addition i would bed the 20 MOA rail.
    Is drilling the edge of a hole in the receiver even possible?
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    Re: scope alignment

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    Is drilling the edge of a hole in the receiver even possible?
    No, it is not. The #28 or a 7/64" drill bit will just follow the existing hole. Find a competent gunsmith.
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