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Old 02-27-2021, 07:52 PM   #1
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Need help. I pulled the tops of the scope rings off to swap scopes on a rifle that shoots perfectly. While trying to sight in, I ran out of windage adjustment with my last shot 4 left. I completely pulled the scope and bases off on the tailgate and put it all back on. First shot was 1/2 from the last before removing the scope. What is the deal?
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Old 02-27-2021, 08:13 PM   #2
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What type of rings and what scope did you put on?
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Old 02-27-2021, 08:18 PM   #3
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Not enough information, but if the bases are not windage adjustable, try swapping the rings around, front to rear.
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Old 02-27-2021, 09:03 PM   #4
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This happened to me. If I remember correctly count clicks from one end to another then count half to middle then bore sight.

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Old 02-27-2021, 09:10 PM   #5
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Last time I switched scopes, I had to shim the bases, to get it to center adjustment
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Old 03-02-2021, 10:53 PM   #6
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Had a Leupold Mark 4 with matching Leupold bases and rings. Left the bases on and put a new Sig Sauer Tango 4 in the bases and put the scope rings back on.
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Old 03-03-2021, 06:22 AM   #7
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Bend the barrel to the right a little. There it’s fixed.
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Old 03-03-2021, 02:52 PM   #8
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Make sure you are torquing (tightening) the rings to the correct inch pounds. If you are not you are possibly putting the scope tube in a bind. This will cause all kinds of sight in problems.

It is worth the money to get an inch pounds torque screw driver like the one below.

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