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Postby renegade » Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:11 pm

hello..i have a marlin 917v 17 hmr.put a simmons 4-12x40 8-point on it. the trouble is i can't zero it in. tried in the field and the best i could get was, 5"southeast of center at hundred yards.i put a lazer muzzle sight on it /in it start'ed raising the top windage and it topped out before the cross hairs lined up. thanks for any help
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Re: help setting scope

Postby BigRic » Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:19 pm

need to shim it.
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Re: help setting scope

Postby Bigfoot » Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:20 pm

What type of scope mount are you using?
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Re: help setting scope

Postby renegade » Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:30 pm

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Re: help setting scope

Postby renegade » Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:33 pm

shim it please explain
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Re: help setting scope

Postby BigRic » Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:17 pm

under the scope u can use a piece of electrical tape or coke can to raise the scope tube.
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Re: help setting scope

Postby renegade » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:55 am

bigrick you the man, thanks alot,coke can work'ed perfect :ylsuper:
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Re: help setting scope

Postby BIGERN76 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:38 pm

Renegade, I don't know a whole lot about scopes, but I do know that last year both me and my father in law bought new scopes, brand new, and both were bad and had to be replaced by the manufacturer. You may want to check with your dealer.
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Re: help setting scope

Postby Little Yazoo » Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:08 pm

A shim might help if it has run out of adjustment but so might new rings. The situation you are describing doesn't necassarily mean there's a problem with the scope. BTW, What was your set up on your first three shots? Distance? Were you useing a bench or no?
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Re: help setting scope

Postby renegade » Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:18 pm

first few shots 80 to 100 yrds held gun with right hand forearm gun was laid across bed rail on truck first three shots were not on paper walked to withen 25 feet or so free hand three shots were like 8'' sou'east rolled e'm up got with'en 2'' then went back out to the truck 5'' sou'east best i could get put lazer in it lazer dot looked to be 5'' sou'east at about 75' shimed it to zero did'nt have time to take back to the farm so i took it out on the boat with me every thing i shot at i was atlest 2' above now i know what your'e thinking boat moving up down and all around not the case i started looking at the gun a little closer an theres a gap in between the stock and the barrel on one side kind of tight on the other don't know if anything are not. i'll try a few more things before gun becomes some else's problem
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Re: help setting scope

Postby BIGERN76 » Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:57 pm

Little Yazoo wrote:The situation you are describing doesn't necassarily mean there's a problem with the scope.


Not always, but still a possibility. Both of the scopes my father-in-law and I had to have replaced by the manufacturer were tasco 3-9x40. His topped out the elevation and was shootin 6" low at 100yrds. and mine shot in a different spot with every pull of the trigger, sometimes completely off the paper. :evil:
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Re: help setting scope

Postby iveygun3 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:11 pm

shimming should have worked. change mounts front one to rear and rear to front as one may be higher. Gap should be beside barrel if its full floated, which is best. I have shimmed Simmons, but never Nikons or Leupolds. Tasco scopes are hit or miss depending on when and where made.
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