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Re: weaver style bases

06 Oct 2013
@ 04:01 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Hi Joseph. I generally bore sight at 100 yards on the target I am about to shoot. Just the basic old fashioned method.

Three things can cause a barrel to shoot way off. The scope base screws being drilled off centre, the recceiver threads for the barrel cut off center or a barrel with an extreme stress. I have seen all three over the years.

The windage bases are an adequate fix. When it eventually comes time to rebarrel, you can have the receiver threads trued. The only remaining variable after truing and fitting a custom barrel will be the scope base hole alignment.

when these things happen, we worry that our rifles are duds. Be careful not to go down this path. Give the rifle a good chance. With care and fine tuning, it may very well be a tack driver.

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