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I need some advise zeroing my new Zeiss Conquest HD5 5-25X50mm. I have a Savage 11/111 Long Range Hunter rifle with a Warn 20moa base and Larue 123 rings with 30mm-1in inserts. I shot the gun for the first time this afternoon after church and it is shooting 30 inches high at 100 yds about 6 inches high at 25 yds. The problem is the scope it already at zero bottom for elevation. It will not go down, it will only go up. What is my problem? Did Larue send me the wrong mounts? The scope it a little over 1/2 inch over the barrel, but I don't know that that is a real problem. I don't know what or who I need to talk to to get it corrected. Help!
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It is due to fact that you have a 20 moa base on, I have heard of guys struggling to zero at 100 with that base. 20 moa base is used too allow the scope to shoot at longer ranges and still have room to adjust.
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I do realize the 20 MOA is going to make me higher at 100 yds, but 30 inches high is not explainable. I did talk with Zeiss today and they told me something else to try concerning that Rapid Z reticle. I will let y'all know how that turns out. 
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So are the inserts LaRue as well?  I don't see that the sell inserts on their site.  They might be giving you even more elevation plus the base.  
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The inserts are Larue, and they do still guarantee return to zero when they are used. 
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

So are the inserts LaRue as well?  I don't see that the sell inserts on their site.  They might be giving you even more elevation plus the base.  


http://www.laruetactical.com/larue-tactical-ring-inserts-lt-136
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Could you take some photos that show the setup? It would really help to see what is going on.

The Zeiss you have lists 65MOA of total elevation. So you should still have some down ward adjustment left even with a 20MOA base. Being 30 inches high at 100yds even without the 20MOA base you would still be roughly 10 inches high at 100yds.

How did you bore sight your rifle?
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Alright, I got hold of Zeiss today and their technical lady was very helpful. That scope has a lockable turret on it. You have to lossen the screw and then you can raise the turret up out of the clicker piece and then you can screw it way on down. It has something to do with their RapidZ retical. Anyway, I sighted it dead on at 200 yds, which is where they tell you to zero that retical and then the dash were right on. I am really excited to have it up and running now, so I can start working up some loads. BTW I love the sight and thanks to SWFA for providing the space. I did atleast get to buy my base from them.
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