Base fitting properly?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Alucard, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. Alucard

    Alucard Well-Known Member

    Mar 15, 2005
    Hey guys.

    Well, after 3 months of waiting, I finanly recieved my brand new Remington XR-100 rangemaster in .223 Rem. Man, what a nice looking rig!! I was as giddy as a school girl waiting to get out and shoot it. I headed straight down to the local gun shop to get some bases - I have rings already. I was told that the XR-100 has the same dimensions as a model 7. I purchased a Weaver 1 piece mount. I take it home, and ITS THE WRONG ONE!! It was for the older style model 7 with only the 3 hole receiver - the XR-100 is the new style with 4 holes.

    Now, my question is, will the base still work? When I put it on, only the very outside edges of the base were contacting the receiver, there was a large gap through the middle of the base where it wasn't contacting the reciever. Is that enough contact to make the base still usuable? Or am I needing to get a whole new base? Any help would be appreciated, since I want to get out and shoot the damn thing already!! Thanks.
  2. 257speed

    257speed Well-Known Member

    Mar 29, 2004
    Sounds like that one would work well for glass bedding it to the action. Rough up the bottom of the bases and put release agent on the action and screws. Epoxy will stick to the bases but not the action, and give you a truly custom fit. Just an idea.