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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-19-2010, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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So I've got this problem......

been trying to mount a scope on my mossberg 500 slug gun but the scope just isn't working out. I initially thought it was the scope so I bought another with the same results. I mounted the scope as low as I possibly can but the crosshairs just won't adjust high enough when boresighting it. I simply run out of adjustment. Obviously I can't shim the mounts because it is a cantaleiver style base but can I shim the scope? meaning put something between the scope and ring? If so, What?
next question. the scope is a calibrated scope for the hornady slugs I'm shooting. Think that will mess up the yardage calibrations?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-19-2010, 09:27 PM
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Re: So I've got this problem......

When I was looking into scope rings a few years ago I found the Burris rings with their Posi-Align offset insert. You can get different sized shims and center them in the rings the way you want them. Seemed like a good Idea. My scope didn't need them so I didn't get them, but I liked the idea if needed.
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Re: So I've got this problem......

Shoot it, the bore sighters are just a starting point. You might be ok. Be carefull with the shims, you could start to compress the scope tube.

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Re: So I've got this problem......

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Shoot it, the bore sighters are just a starting point. You might be ok. Be carefull with the shims, you could start to compress the scope tube.

Good luck, Tony
I did. that's why I got another scope. thought it was a bad one.

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Re: So I've got this problem......

I have the Burris rings w/ the Posi-line inserts on all but one of my rifles and I love them. They may help your issue (as stated above). They offer an offset bushing kit with 5, 10 and 20 MOA inserts.

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Re: So I've got this problem......

Try duct tape on top of the lower ring "U". This tape is thick enough to make some sort of difference. Put it in there, trim it and give it a go. BTW - I always use a film of tape on my scope mounts, top and bottom of the "U". I find that the tape kind of "crushes" and helps secure the scope.

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