Recommendations for shims.

bob4

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I think I need ideas on shims for a Swarovski Z-3 4x12x50 BT on top of weaver style bases and rings. This is on a Rem 700. I just took off another Z-3 from this rifle, 3x10x42 and I am using the same bases and mounts. Not sure why but I seemed to have bottomed out trying to sight in. I can no longer turn the elevation knob to shoot lower and I'm shooting 1 inch high at 50 yds. This has a ballistic turret and this is with the turrets off. Just won't go anymore. Lower mounts won't work as I only have about less than a 1/4 inch between optic lens and rifle. I see some people recommend shimming when this happens. What do some of you do in these circumstances?
 

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I think I need ideas on shims for a Swarovski Z-3 4x12x50 BT on top of weaver style bases and rings. This is on a Rem 700. I just took off another Z-3 from this rifle, 3x10x42 and I am using the same bases and mounts. Not sure why but I seemed to have bottomed out trying to sight in. I can no longer turn the elevation knob to shoot lower and I'm shooting 1 inch high at 50 yds. This has a ballistic turret and this is with the turrets off. Just won't go anymore. Lower mounts won't work as I only have about less than a 1/4 inch between optic lens and rifle. I see some people recommend shimming when this happens. What do some of you do in these circumstances?

Burris Signature Zee Rings with offset inserts are your friend.

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bob4

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Thanks, Been leaning this way. Does any one know if I would need their medium or High rings on a Rem 700 50mm objective? I would imagine there no the same as a Leopold.
 

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Measure what you are using now and compare to the Burris specs. You can find their specs on the Burris site. I am mounting a Burris XTR 4-20x50 on a Savage using the Burris Xtreme 2 piece base and the Burris Xtreme 1" rings. This is a bull barrel and the scope clears.
 
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