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NEW TO THIS SITE. RECENTLY I MADE A PURCHASE OF A REMINGTON MODEL 700 POLICE TACTICAL .308. NICE RIFLE WITH A NICE FEEL. AT FIRST I PUT A ZEISS CONQUEST 3X12X56 ON IT WITH LEUPOLD RINGS AND BASES. TOOK IT OUT PUT IT ON THE BENCH REST AND WAS ALL OVER THE TARGET. FIGURED OUT THE 150 GR AMMO WAS NOT GOOD FOR THE 1:12 TWIST. STARTED USING A 168 GR MATCH POINT WITH ALOT BETTER RESULTS.
 
HERE IN LIES THE PROBLEM. I NEED THE SCOPE TO BE 3IN HIGH AT 100 YARDS. THE ZEISS TOPPED OUT AT 1 IN HIGH. I THOUGHT THIS MIGHT BE  A SCOPE PROBLEM SO I PUT MY KHALES HELIA C ON IT. 3X12X56. I AM HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM. I DO NOT WANT TO SHIM THE RIFLE AS I WONT HAVE THE CONFIDENCE IN IT AFTER THAT. I CALLED REMINGTON, AND THEY WANT ME TO SEND IT BACK TO CHECK IT OUT.
 
ANY SUGGESTIONS. NEVER HAD THIS TYPE OF PROBLEM BEFORE.
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Get a 20moa rail for that bad boy. it does seem strange that the el is topping like that though. Check your scope rings and make sure they're right.
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Shimming isn't a big deal. You  need to shim.

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Both of those scope have pretty limited travel but they still should site in.
 
Try another base and you will know for sure.
 
Usually if it is the rifle it is a left or right problem from the holes being misdrilled, not an up and down problem.
 
You really want you scope's adjustment to be in the middle of their range if you can.  Instead of shimming you could use a base with some cant or moa built into it.
 
Read this thread:
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Consider these bases and or rings:
 
 
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Use burris signiture zee rings with a set of the off-set inserts. No need for shims and no scope marring either. With the various combinations in one insert pac you will be more than good. I would center the crosshairs with the old mirror on the objective end (just make the two crosshair images one) and than use the right inserts to put the scope on target. You will have all your w&e adjustment to play with then if needed. They are also good looking and they don't slip under recoil.

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20moa Base should do the trick....
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was looking on line today and saw a badger 20 moa rail system with tactical rings. pretty expensive but i think i will try this. i'll let you guys know how it turns out. getting ready for the rut.
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thanks cyborg. i believe i am on the right track.LOL
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It does sound strange that you can only get 1 inch at 100yds. Something is wrong and you need to find out what it is. I had a similiar problem and shimmed the scope, which fixed the symptom, but not the problem. Turned out my rifle barrel was bent. The fact that you are shooting all over with 150gr also points to a problem. With a 1;12 twist you should shoot better with lighter bullets and not with heavier bullets. hate to rattle you, but have the rifle checked out.
As a matter of interest, how low will the scope adjust on the same rifle and mounts???
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THATS A GOOD QUESTION 8 SHOTS. I DONT KNOW HOW LOW IT WILL GO. I WILL HAVE TO SEE THIS WEEKEND. IN RESPONSE TO THE RIFLE BEING DEFECTIVE, I WONDERED ABOUT THAT BUT SAID NA THAT COULDN'T HAPPEN. I CALLED REMINGTON AND THEY WERE QUICK TO SEND ME THE SHIPPING LABELS TO SEND IT BACK TO THEM TO HAVE CHECKED OUT. I WONDER.
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They do that at any hint of a problem for liability reasons.  Call tag vs. Law Suit is an easy decision on their part.
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