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Old 06-01-2011, 01:53 PM   #1
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Remington 700 shoots high

I'll start with an apology. I'm coming to you guys with incomplete knowledge and without the actual weapon in my possession to get pictures of, etc. Here we go anyway:

I bought my father a Remington 700 in 30-06 recently, and picked up a 4x12 (I think) Weaver scope from Adventure Sports in Lynnwood. I paid them to mount it, and they used Leopold rings - bore sighted it to get me on paper - and sent me on my way.

My pops loves the gun, but he says it shoots so high that he can't adjust the elevation far enough to bring it down on point. He won't let me take it back in to Adventure Sports and assures me he'll "figure it out" - but if I know him I suspect that'll mean just compensating for shooting high for the rest of the gun's life. I'd like to be able to get him nailing paper the way it should, so I ask you guys if this sounds like a common issue that there might be a fix for..

Think the scope is too much for 50 yard target shooting, and it's simply geared for 100+ ?

Think it needs to be remounted?


Thanks a lot,
 
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:44 PM   #2
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sometimes, you gotta shim a scope.
 
Old 06-02-2011, 12:36 PM   #3
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on the shim, plus if your all the way cranked down you can put to much pressure on the scope glass and it will crack. Sounds like maybe the rings dont match the scope or gun etc,, if you do a shim make sure that it is seated really well it would suck to have it fall out and ruin a shot on a hunting trip
 
Old 06-02-2011, 01:39 PM   #4
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I check all mine when I mount scopes with an ACTUAL bore sight.

I take out the bolt, sight down the bore at a target set at 50 yards and sandbag the rifle so it holds the bullseye centered in the bore when I am hands off. I then look through the scope to see where it has the cross-hairs. This is the most accurate bore sight one can come up with. No gadgets to be set up wrong.

I had a rifle bore sighted at a range once and was told "it's perfect". Shot 2 feet high at 100 yards.

If the rifle shoots that high, try reversing the front and rear mounts and see if it changes.

It would also help to know what kind of "base" is installed. One piece Weaver? Leupold? Two piece mounts? Rail? (if a rail, it might be a 20 MOA rail and should be zeroed at a minimum of 200 yards. 20 MOA's are more for shooting out to 1,000 yards.)
 
Old 06-02-2011, 07:33 PM   #5
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Thank you fellas, I'll get on him about this.
 
Old 06-03-2011, 07:11 PM   #6
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if that doesnt work tell him to man up and stop shooting like a red neck from yelm on the first day of deer season!!!

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Old 06-03-2011, 08:44 PM   #7
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if that doesnt work tell him to man and stop shooting like a red neck from yelm on the first day of deer season!!!
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:50 AM   #8
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I know right,,,
 
Old 08-06-2013, 08:19 PM   #9
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Have you checked the pressure the front channel in the stock is putting on the barrel? If they actually got it bore sighted, it should come on target easily, unless they used up the adjustment when bore sighting it.
Try passing a piece of paper between the barrel and the stock from the forend tip back. Free floating sometimes makes a hell of a difference, or it all may need bedding. One or the other could be an issue. I generally find free float to resolve most issues.
Just trying to figure how they got it bore sighted with that severe of an issue unless they lied to you???
Leopold rings should not be the problem, but if all else fails it just might be in the tolerances and dimensions in the area
of the receiver the scope is mounted on also. That is not uncommon anymore.

Last edited by taku; 08-06-2013 at 08:24 PM.
 
Old 08-06-2013, 08:37 PM   #10
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Have you checked the pressure the front channel in the stock is putting on the barrel? If they actually got it bore sighted, it should come on target easily, unless they used up the adjustment when bore sighting it.
Try passing a piece of paper between the barrel and the stock from the forend tip back. Free floating sometimes makes a hell of a difference, or it all may need bedding. One or the other could be an issue. I generally find free float to resolve most issues.
Just trying to figure how they got it bore sighted with that severe of an issue unless they lied to you???
Leopold rings should not be the problem, but if all else fails it just might be in the tolerances and dimensions in the area
of the receiver the scope is mounted on also. That is not uncommon anymore.
this was 2 years ago
 
Old 08-06-2013, 09:45 PM   #11
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this was 2 years ago
Wow I didn't even notice the posting date.
Guess I need to look closer, thanks.
 
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