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Took my 6.5-20x44 Vortex Viper out to the range today.  Wasn't getting any paper hits at all on a 12'' target at only 50 yards.  I started shooting dirt to find the point of impact and realized it was wayyyy low.  After maxing out the elevation turret, I was still hitting 5.5'' below center of the reticle.  That was the closest to center I could get it.  I tried mounting and remounting the scope several times and it wasn't helping.  The windwage was dead on and I had no problems there.  Using SWFA picatinny rings on an ar15.  Whacko
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Is it a flat top or a carry handle?
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flat top with rails all the way across, but i kept it on the receiver area.
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Find the scopes optical zero.  If you can't, send it back to Vortex.

Then try different rings.

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I this the first time you've tried it or has it changed from previous zero?
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This is the first time mounting it to the rifle.  I'll try the optical zero but not sure if that will make it land on target. 
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I would think, zero out the scope adjustment and then bore sight it before you try again (unless you've already bore sighted?).
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I actually signed up to opticstalk after I saw this post previewed on the side while looking at SWFA. I also have the 6.5-20 Viper (only with a 44mm objective) on my .308.  I had it out at 1200 yards and only then did I run out of elevation (this is with a 20 moa base also).  It performed well otherwise.  Can't ask much more from the scope at the price you pay for those puppies!  Something's definitely amiss with yours...good luck!
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Welcome to the OT, FALex!
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