Running out of windage when sighting scope

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Running out of windage when sighting scope

Post by Nathanthezoologist » 10 Nov 2019, 8:05 pm

I have had a few issues with a new Howa 1500 which include loose action screws courtesy of incomplete staff at my local gun shop.

I tried to sight the scope in again on the weekend and ran out of windage. I flipped the rings and ran out of windage in the other direction. Is it likely a problem with the rings or possibly the scope?

The scope is second hand and off of a different gun

Rifle: Howa 1500 .223
Stock: wooden thumb hole don't know which one
MDT picatinny Rail
Rings: don't know what sort, has 3 screws on each side
Scope: Bushnell Trophy Xtreme 6-24x50
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Re: Running out of windage when sighting scope

Post by SCJ429 » 10 Nov 2019, 8:47 pm

You could try a pic rail with 10 MOA cant or buy some Burris Signiture Zee rings where you can swap out the inserts to cant the scope to suit your rifle.
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Re: Running out of windage when sighting scope

Post by sungazer » 10 Nov 2019, 9:26 pm

It sounds like the problem is related to the rings as it changes when you change the orientation of the rings. That Bushnell scope is a pretty reliable scope. I would be checking the rings carefully and most likely trying another set of rings not of the same type as you currently have.
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Re: Running out of windage when sighting scope

Post by pomemax » 11 Nov 2019, 9:16 am

Mount Windage Adjustable rings
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Re: Running out of windage when sighting scope

Post by Nathanthezoologist » 11 Nov 2019, 7:58 pm

I've ordered a new set of rings so hopefully they will make a difference
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