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  • I'm I Trippin'?

    Hey guys,
    I mounted my scope to my rifle and everything seems fine. However, I noticed something a little odd while comparing my rifle to others. The gap between the scope and rifle starts to slant downward towards the barrel. When I see other m40's I don't see this. I see the scope and barrel leveled with each other. It's not much of a slant, I just want to make sure I'm not trippin'.

    Thanks
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  • #2
    Slant Does not look to be an optical illusion. Mine does not have that cant. Is your mount an original or repop? Seated properly? Raven’s opinion would be a good assessment……

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    • #3
      Originally posted by HarryB View Post
      Slant Does not look to be an optical illusion. Mine does not have that cant. Is your mount an original or repop? Seated properly? Raven’s opinion would be a good assessment……

      The mount is a repo from TwoMan but I had the base fitted to my action by a local gunsmith. I contacted TwoMan and told him the issue I was having. He was kind enough to come by and pick up my barrelled action. He saw some issues with the fitment and is going to fix it. I'll post an update

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      • #4
        What letter prefix is your action? Earlier Remington 700s as those used on the M40s and M40A1s had lower rear bridges in the action.

        Asked and answered here: https://www.snipershide.com/shooting...fference.6168/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by kft101 View Post
          What letter prefix is your action? Earlier Remington 700s as those used on the M40s and M40A1s had lower rear bridges in the action.

          Asked and answered here: https://www.snipershide.com/shooting...fference.6168/
          So my rifle was built by GA Precision with RRXXXXXM on the action. TwoMan did mention about earlier models. I'll read up on Snipershide. Thank you.

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          • #6
            I would have had GA precision take care of it. I would not have let TMA have it.

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            • Skunk
              Skunk commented
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              That ain’t no shit!

            • LouDogg
              LouDogg commented
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              I would have sent it to GAP but I had issues with mailing it to them. USPS, UPS and Fedex were giving me issues for not providing them with a FFL number. GAP didn't get back to me with that info until a week later. Twoman conveniently lives near by and he offered to pick it up from me.

          • #7
            It's pretty obvious the base is slanted from back to front just by looking at the pictures you posted. I would say there is a real good chance there is a small radius at the rear of the back lug on the base keeping the base from making full contact at the rear bridge of the action.

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            • LouDogg
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              Hey Raven, Thank you for your input. After taking the base apart, I did notice the rear on the base for not milled correctly. It's currently being fixed with a new base and the correct clip slot.

          • #8
            I think the rings are too low altogether. There should not be contact between the scope and mount on the ocular end.

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            • LouDogg
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              The picture make it look like it's touching but I can slide a piece of paper in-between.

          • #9
            That's rough......
            "...But they would never find anything to beat the old Springfield ...the long sleek streamline, very slim but with potent bulges, all in the just exactly right places to give it that pugnaciously forward-leaning, eager look that marked the Springfield. Beside it, the M1 looked like a fat old man puffing with a lack of training...the two most beautiful things made in America were the ax-handle and the clipper ship? ...they should have added one more thing: The Springfield '03 rifle..."

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            • #10
              This is the clearance that should be there.
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              • #11
                What do you call this, cumulative error?

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                • #12
                  Originally posted by Raven 6 View Post
                  What do you call this, cumulative error?
                  Tolerance stacking when your tolerance is plus or minus 1 inch.
                  "...But they would never find anything to beat the old Springfield ...the long sleek streamline, very slim but with potent bulges, all in the just exactly right places to give it that pugnaciously forward-leaning, eager look that marked the Springfield. Beside it, the M1 looked like a fat old man puffing with a lack of training...the two most beautiful things made in America were the ax-handle and the clipper ship? ...they should have added one more thing: The Springfield '03 rifle..."

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                  • #13
                    Originally posted by Raven 6 View Post
                    What do you call this, cumulative error?
                    Cumulative errorS, in a jacked-up mount….

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                    • #14
                      Hey guys. Got my BA back from TwoMan. He milled the receiver for the correct clip slot and mounted a completely new base and it looks great. However, when mounting my scope in the upright position, I'm still getting a slant. So, I got curious and mounted the scope on its side, no slant. Almost hate to say it but issues with the scope?

                      Thoughts?



                      MOUNTED UPRIGHT, SLANT.

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                      MOUNTED SIDEWAYS, NO SLANT.

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                      • #15
                        Build yourself a v-block out of something you can spin the scope in. See if it’s bent….

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                        • LouDogg
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                          Will do. Thanks for the tip.
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