help with scope rings and bases

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Bigeclipse

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I have an interesting issue. I have noticed that when my wife wears her extreme weather cold clothing, her eye relief on her scopes becomes a problem (Too far away). She has a savage Lady hunter which is basically a savage 14 with a shortened wood stock length of pull and a built in cheekpad comb to help raise a women's eye relief. the problem is when she wears all of her gear, she starts getting the dreaded black ring when zoomed in past 7 in a 2.5-10 Leupold VX3 scope. This scope also is supposed to have some of the furthest eye relief out there. The scope currently resides on a one piece steel rail type base (not sure of manufacturer but maybe EGW?) and has low profile rings. Because of the low profile rings, the scope cannot go any further back or it will actually start to hit the front of the base (the slanted part of the bell housing is what touches the rail/base). If we put higher rings on the rail, then this may help but now she would most certainly need an additional cheek pad to what is already on the stock. Any suggestions?
 
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Cut off the front of the rail (one slot, maybe two)and see if you can back the scope up far enough.

If that is too drastic, you can go at it with a file and try to shape the front of the rail so it doesn’t touch.
 
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or put some tape on top of her cheek piece and let her train herself to put her cheek there , worth a shot ,10/4 , Darn nice rifle Congrats to you Boat!!!
 
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Belt sanders work well for sculpting rails.

Another option is chop the stock, add a spacer for summertime, remove spacer for wintertime.
 
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I think a adjustable stock would be better than moving the scope
 
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Does she feel like the length of pull is still okay? Or does she feel like she's reaching for the trigger and forend? I'm wondering if the stock should be shortened a little.
 
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Does she feel like the length of pull is still okay? Or does she feel like she's reaching for the trigger and forend? I'm wondering if the stock should be shortened a little.
The savage lady hunter comes with the perfect length of pull for her when wearing her normal cold weather hunting attire. It’s when she has to throw on extra layers, basically making her like the brother on “christmas Story” lol that the eye relief becomes a problem oddly enough the length of pull is still ok, certainly not perfect but she’s not reaching for the trigger but the extra layers put her head back about 2/3 of an inch back from normal and that happens to be where she starts getting the black ring when zoomed in to higher power. she rarely hunts this weather so it’s not that big a deal but I figured I’d check here to hear some solutions.
 

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