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Old 02-17-2002, 06:25 PM
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Maybe I'm just tired but I am having a hard time thinking this through and just wanted to see if anyone else has had this problem.

I just mounted a Simmons ProDiamond 2X on my Mossberg 835 shotgun. When I sighted it in it was still 1 to 2 inches high with the adjustment full down.

I am looking to shim the rings a bit---but which ones should I shim? It seems as though I should shim the front up a bit to bring the crosshairs up to the impact point. But I want to make sure that I don't have the scope adjustments against the stops.

Anybody have any good advice?
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Default RE: Scope mounting question

drache has it right:
take a beer or coke can cut a strip the with of your rings and fold it three times ,put under the back of the scope and reajust.
that should do it.

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unless you have one piece bases its not as simple as shimming one side, here is some help

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If you shim a scope, you are taking the scope out of level. This means that if you sight it in at 50 yards, the scope is going to be off at 100 and 25.
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