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Postby jason jet on Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:11 pm

I got my latest project out to work up a load. It's been settng in the closet for 8 monthes now.
I bought a slightly used 2010 Rem 700. It was chambered in .223. I never shot it. My intentions where to rebarrel it in 20 practical. I decided to use a different, and local gunsmith. This may come bck to haunt me. I handed him a brand new #3 fluted hart, with a 20 cal bore. We ordered the reamer Picked up the completed work a month later.

Monday I stuck a 36 power on top of a picatinny rail. Never thought much about the poi. Got a load worked up I was happy with Very pleased with accuracy.

Now for the problem. When I put my chosen hunting scope on the rifle, (took it off a 22-243 that shot perfect ) centered the erector, It boresighted 20 minutes to the left. Bullet hole confirms this. Its not the Scope. Rings are correct and true. The scope is mechanically perfect.

Anybody got any thoughts on what to do next? Just so ya'll know. a leupold base with windage screws goes against everything I stand for. It doesnt fix whatever problems that are hiding somewhere.

I only want to use a picatinny type base.

Oh yeah, a straight edge on the base, shows .231 to the left at the end of the 24" barrel Also confirming the 20 minute mis-alignment.

Any thoughts on this Trevor?
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Re: scope alignment

Postby Trevor_B on Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:38 pm

What action work was done before you through the barrel on? Trying to track it down to the exact start of the issue, whether is starts in the action, the reaming, threading and so forth. You've done all the checks right, and for the money and set up you're going for, you I know and agree that you don't want windage bases. Sounds like the barrel needs to come off and some work done at the junction there. can take it back to your gunsmith or check around for some other local smiths that have good reputations before sending it out. Just my opinions though, hard to be certain without seeing and feeling it.
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Re: scope alignment

Postby json jet on Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:38 pm

I rechecked screw holes, swithed to two different one piece bases. Same results.

I called my older, more experienced rifle builder, "No problem $, Bring it by ! $$ "

Its like going to the dentist cause you got a toothache. Its gonna be painful before its over with.....

..
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Re: scope alignment

Postby Trevor_B on Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:55 pm

I here ya. However, once its right you'll love it and have a nail driver. custom builds rarely go "as planned" and there's always some hitch. Sounds bad, but with an issue that large, its going to be easier to diagnose and easier to find the cure. You'll have you stick back shooting poa to poi in no time. Invest it now, before you need to continuously drop more money every few weeks.
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