Guns Like firearms themselves, there's a wide variety of opinions on what's the best gun.

Scope mounting question

Old 02-17-2002, 06:25 PM
  #1  
Thread Starter
 
sour01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Daphne, AL
Posts: 425
Default Scope mounting question

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?
sour01 is offline  
Old 02-17-2002, 06:33 PM
  #2  
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 27,585
Default [Deleted]

[Deleted by Admins]
Deleted User is offline  
Old 02-17-2002, 06:45 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: chiefland Florida USA
Posts: 5,417
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.



I am not a hunter I am a whitetail population reduction specialest

remember keep your back to the sun, your knife sharp, and your powder dry.
Tree climber is offline  
Old 02-17-2002, 07:14 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Pond Creek WV USA
Posts: 91
Default RE: Scope mounting question

unless you have one piece bases its not as simple as shimming one side, here is some help
http://www.charm.net/~kmarsh/sport.html

Herman_and_bill is offline  
Old 02-18-2002, 08:51 AM
  #5  
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 27,585
Default [Deleted]

[Deleted by Admins]
Deleted User is offline  
Old 02-20-2002, 08:10 AM
  #6  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Pulaskiville
Posts: 3,533
Default RE: Scope mounting question

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.
Pro-Line is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
acrisp1982
Firearm Review Forum
3
01-27-2006 09:42 AM
Able
Guns
3
01-30-2005 07:37 AM
Pro-Line
Guns
3
08-11-2004 07:12 AM
Gobbling Buck
Turkey Hunting
4
02-23-2004 06:25 PM
Jeepnut
Black Powder
7
07-04-2003 10:29 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Quick Reply: Scope mounting question


Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.