Making a tapered base questions.....?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by WEATHERBY460, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    If I want more up/down adjustment from a scope, so i can dial in different yardages, (using tikka 2 pc flat weaver bases), can I just mill off some material from the front base, like .020", or do I take .020" of of both bases? This is a 24x burris scope. Thanks Also, will I need special plastic insert offset rings like burris, if I just take .020" off the front base? Thanks
     
  2. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    Unless you can machine a tapper across both bases, say .20 at front tapering to .000 at the rear you'll need the Burris rings so the scope will align, but if you have to have the Burris rings anyway just get the ones that have the different MOA inserts and don't mess with the bases.
     

  3. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    If I just go to lower ring ...med to lows....will that be enough for me to pick up elevation?
     
  4. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    Not a solution IMHO
     
  5. ss7mm

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    Like jwp475 said, not gonna work. Simply changing the height of the rings won't really get you anything other than a higher or lower scope.

    Go here http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f76/scopes-spotting-scopes-binoculars-range-finders-28654/ and scroll down to Info and diagrams about shiming scope bases and you can see the diagrams about different methods of shimming and what happens. Just remember that the angles in the diagrams are exaggerated to make it easier to understand.

    The Burris Sig rings with inserts would get you what you want also.
     
  6. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    The Burris rings that ss7mm mentioned would be an inexpensive way to solve your delima.
     
  7. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    thanks!