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#6327088 - 06/07/16 08:14 PM Scope mounting service?
Bear Charge Offline
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Do you use one? I've always mounted them myself but have never had one "professionaly" done. I will admit that I don't use a torque wrench and that I have many that lose zero very quickly. I just bought my son a knew gun and mounted and bore sighted a scope. The gun grouped well the first five rounds. Went back and shot five more after lunch and it was all over the place. Dialed back in with one shot, it would be off the next. This is out of a standard remmy 700 in .243.
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#6327144 - 06/07/16 08:41 PM Re: Scope mounting service? [Re: Bear Charge]
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If the mounting screws are still tight then it could be a problem with the scope.

I have always mounted mine myself.

Walter

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#6327147 - 06/07/16 08:41 PM Re: Scope mounting service? [Re: Bear Charge]
wburke2010 Offline
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What area are you in? If you want to try a torque wrench you are more than welcome to come by and we can mount it if you are close.

Walter

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#6327184 - 06/07/16 09:03 PM Re: Scope mounting service? [Re: Bear Charge]
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Thanks for the offer but I'm pretty far from you.
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#6327426 - 06/08/16 04:38 AM Re: Scope mounting service? [Re: Bear Charge]
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Originally Posted By: Bear Charge
I will admit that I don't use a torque wrench and that I have many that lose zero very quickly.


I do mount scopes professionally. The most common issue I see on scopes is that the screws have been torqued too much. That is where a torque wrench comes in handy but it is not absolutely required most of the time.

Your quote above is intriguing. That should not be happening. What brands and models of scopes are you using? Your issue could be the scope, rings and/or bases or the rifle. Each potential issue needs to be eliminated systematically. Your quote keeps resonating in my head and something tells me it is the key. Feel free to PM me with your phone number and we can talk about it.
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#6327494 - 06/08/16 07:02 AM Re: Scope mounting service? [Re: Bear Charge]
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Even without a torque wrench I can't see a scope coming loose that quickly if you tightened the screws any decent amount. Will be interested in reading the results of this. P_102
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#6328538 - 06/08/16 09:35 PM Re: Scope mounting service? [Re: Bear Charge]
DStroud Offline
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Yep once I got a torque wrench I realized I was over tightening.

I would guess there are other issues besides scope mounting.

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#6328814 - 06/09/16 08:25 AM Re: Scope mounting service? [Re: Bear Charge]
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If the gap between the ring caps, and rings are even, and the screws are tight, then the rings aren't going to make it go from good to bad that fast.

Is the scope base tight?

Are the action screws tight?

What scope are you using?

Did you clean the barrel between shot strings?
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#6329310 - 06/09/16 03:03 PM Re: Scope mounting service? [Re: Bear Charge]
SapperTitan Offline
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So what do y'all normally torque your scope ring screws to?
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#6329389 - 06/09/16 03:56 PM Re: Scope mounting service? [Re: SapperTitan]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
So what do y'all normally torque your scope ring screws to?


15-20 inch pounds, or whatever the mfg recommends.
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#6329397 - 06/09/16 03:59 PM Re: Scope mounting service? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
SapperTitan Offline
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
So what do y'all normally torque your scope ring screws to?


15-20 inch pounds, or whatever the mfg recommends.
that what I do as well. I was just curious if anyone had their own idea of what torque is best
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#6329860 - 06/09/16 09:33 PM Re: Scope mounting service? [Re: Bear Charge]
Cleric Offline
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I always follow manufacture spec and 15-30 seems to be the range

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