Raising a scope to high?

Discussion in 'Modern Firearms' started by Jacobhwrd, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. Jacobhwrd

    Jacobhwrd 6 pointer

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    I have a savage axis 22-250 with a vortex diamond back mounted. I was zeroing it in last weekend and realized (after I was done) that the bolt was slightly rubbing the bell on my scope. I took it back to sportsmans warehouse and had a taller set of rings put on and bore sighted again. Today I go back to zero it and the first shot was 10-12 inches low. I go to adjust it and I only had 2 clicks and it was maxed out. I have raised scopes before and never had this problem. Could this be something they did wrong? Something I did wrong? Or a combo? I really don't want to lower the scope and have it rub so I'm not sure what my options are at this point. Any help would be great.


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  2. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

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    I would start by trying a different brand bases and rings. There are a ton out there. I guarantee someone on the forum has this exact same gun with low mounts.

    A quick google search revealed that the Axis will use the same bases as the Savage 10 or 110.
     
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  3. mwezell

    mwezell 12 pointer

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    This video is very much worth watching. It addresses what you're seeing and the best fix for it. Very good video, IMHO.

    [video=youtube_share;wcRAX5OLtJE]https://youtu.be/wcRAX5OLtJE[/video]
     
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  4. Jacobhwrd

    Jacobhwrd 6 pointer

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    The scope needed medium mounts to start but would still barely rub. I am going to watch the video when I get home though.

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  5. trust me

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    If the eye relief of the scope allows, just ease the scope back a bit in the rings and see if the bolt will clear.
     
  6. Brawny

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    Some rings and based have a dedicated front ring/base and rear set. You may want to check the rings/based to see if the both are the same height.
     
  7. web splitter

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    i can attest to the effectiveness of the Burris rings & offset inserts combination.
     

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