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I got some of my parts on tuesday and started building. I got to the scope rings and ran into a small problem. The gun is a long action 700, the rings are medium height and my objective end sits about 5mm from my barrel. On the eyepeice end my bolt handle is just kissing the scope and hits when it gets to the flip-up lens cover. I had a couple different ideas run through my head when this happened.
I could get higher rings, but I really like where my objective is sitting on the barrel and dont know if i would be going "too high."
Maybe a new bolt handle? I dont know if that would help or not, just a thought that ran through my head while I was looking at the problem.
The other thing I thought to do was I ended up getting one of the windage adjustible bases and maybe instead of centering the windage scope turrets and zeroing with the base... I could push the scope over with those base adjustments and zero the windage internally in the scope? I dont know if that is more of a "bubble gum" fix, or if that would be acceptable as a long term fix or acceptable as a fix at all?
 
To get it to where it will not hit the scope or the flip cover at all I would need to slide the scope over 1/8th of an inch, maybe a little more
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I just tried moving the windage adjustable base to test it. I moved the base far enough that I dont hit the scope at all, even if the bolt is slammed up. and laser sighted the difference in my garage at about 20 yards and it was around 35 clicks of the 1/4 moa turret. That should be ok to leave it like that right?
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Can you simply rotate the flip up cover?

I would address that before jacking with the mount setup.

if the bolt is just kissing the scope and not interfering with the operation I would leave alone.
If needs to have flat file to remove a few thousandths of an inch you could go that route

On a long range gun especially, you want the scope mechanically zeroed.
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Im still new to this game if something I say doesnt make sense or sounds stupid. Im up for any suggestions, but what exactly are you suggesting that i file? the side of the scope, the top of the bolt handle? all the parts are basically new and im not sure i feel completely comfortable filing any part of them down. Is this a common fix? If I put the scope back to where the internals of the scope are centered, i would have some significant filing to do.
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Originally posted by Reegan Reegan wrote:

Im still new to this game if something I say doesnt make sense or sounds stupid. Im up for any suggestions, but what exactly are you suggesting that i file? the side of the scope, the top of the bolt handle? all the parts are basically new and im not sure i feel completely comfortable filing any part of them down. Is this a common fix? If I put the scope back to where the internals of the scope are centered, I would have some significant filing to do.
My recommendation would be to get higher rings. I probably wouldn't use the windage adjustable rigns either. I am not a huge fan of them. Picatinny base and rings, problems solved, and will work better and last longer.
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Might also want to look at Tally one piece rings.CF gives good advise & if you go that way you might also consider putting a adjustable cheeck well on the stock.
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I would not file any parts. Higher rings would be the most simple and correct solution. Alternatively leave off the rear flip-up cover. They look cool and that is about all.
 
The more expensive option would be to alter the bolt handle.
 
I would not mount the scope off-center.
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Slip on covers.. If you like where your scope sits with what you have just get the slip ons or a scope bikini.. Or have some custom made if you want the cool factor for your custom build...
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