10/22 scope mount trouble

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jsjac

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I put a set of Talley scope ring and base combo on my wifes gun and
The scope it pointing down hill . THe front of the scope is low. I tried
Turning the mounts around but it made on change.
This is an old 10/22 not sure if that makes a differance.
Any help would be great. I do not know how to put a pic with this post.
If i need a new mount could you make a suggestion.
 

jsjac

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Enough so when the scope is adjusted all the way down it still shoots
12 inches high.
 

JFB

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If swapping base/rings did not make any changes, I would suspect the barrel alignment to the reciever

the top of the 1022 reciever should be flat and parrelell to the barrel bore. however the barrel can either be installed out of alignment or there be barrel defeclection from excessive contact from the stock.

most factroy stocks do apply a little upward barrel defection with a "pad" at the end of the fore arm. A lot of folks will sand the barrel channel so that the barrel "floats". that is no contact with the stock

to include a pic, the pic must first be stored on line (like photobucket) and then a link used to access it from inside the posting
 

jsjac

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When the scope is in the rings there is a gap on the rear of the ring b
Below the scope . When the top half is put on you can see the angle
Between the top and bottom.
 

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pics might help? I am not familaer with talley products

So the scope fits the front ring (touches the bottom)
But it does not fit the rear ring (does not touch the bottom)

then you swap rings front to back and you have the same no fit for the rear, but fit the front?

so could it be that the rings have been squeezed in and you need to push them back out OR that the ring inside diameter is less than the scopes outside diameter. I once got a 26mm scope that would not fit 1" rings
 

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jsjac said:
When the scope is in the rings there is a gap on the rear of the ring b
Below the scope . When the top half is put on you can see the angle
Between the top and bottom.

Unless you can see damage to the top of the receiver keeping the rings from setting square and level, I would question the rings before I would question the rifle.

As others have posted, pictures would help.
 

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I looked closer when i got home . The bases do not fit the top of the
Rifle very well. I will try to put pic up.
The rifle shoots very well with the peeps i had on it. I am just
Getting old and need glass to see the target.
I am going to get some kind of new rings for it. I already have a
Rail ?(not sure if that is what is called) to mount rings to.
Almost looks like the mounting surface on an ar.
 

JFB

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is this the type of ring/base you have
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if so, the bottoms should be the same for both with a 1.75 radius.

Is it possible the ring/bases are not for a 1022, but some other reciever?
 

jsjac

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That is the type. The rear and front holes have different
Spacing . It could be the wrong set but would the holes have the
Same offset/spacing?
The front mount has a shorter mounting pad than the rear.
 

JFB

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the bolt spacing would be different, but the bottom curvature should be the same.

Sorry, I have been reading more into your postings than the information you have provided each time so most of my previous postings are not relevant.

Can you, with the rings off of the reciever, put the rings on the scope? or do they still have a gap or an angle across?
If the rings fit the scope, then see if the base will sit flat (on the outside edge of the curvature).
 

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jsjac said:
I looked closer when i got home . The bases do not fit the top of the
Rifle very well. I will try to put pic up.
The rifle shoots very well with the peeps i had on it. I am just
Getting old and need glass to see the target.
I am going to get some kind of new rings for it. I already have a
Rail ?(not sure if that is what is called) to mount rings to.
Almost looks like the mounting surface on an ar.

Sounds like you have a set of rings for a Ruger, just not for a 10-22.

I hate to OEM rail, it sets the scope too far back for a good cheek weld and eye relief. I use either the VQ or EGW cantilevered rail as it sets the scope 2" farther forward than the OEM unit.

Just a note, you should be focusing on the front sight, not the target. Both the rear sight and the target will be blurry.
 

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