bolt handle hitting with LOW mounts

Discussion in 'Maintenance / Tweaks / Technical Difficulties / So' started by Cohiba, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. Cohiba

    Cohiba Guest

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    I just mounted 3-9x40 leupold on my new forester. leupold mount selector says LOW is what i want. i have plent of clearance on the obj end, i could probably put a 50mm on, but the bolt is striking the eye piece of the scope. its about 2mm too high to clear it unless i intentionaly press down when closing the bolt.
    should i shave the bolt down a bit?
     
  2. sewerman

    sewerman Premium Member

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    without visual it's diffincult to determine fix?

    do you already have high or extra high rings installed?

    can the scope be slide back to clear bolt operation?

    sometimes a weaver rail and high/extra/high mounts(rings) will provide the adequate clearence.

    burris signature rings with nylon inserts are great for set up alignment without having to use all your windage / elevation adjustments for initial set up.
     

  3. Wulf

    Wulf Premium Member

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    Hiya Cohiba :)

    May be a bit redundant, but is your eye relief within the scopes install spec's? i.e. 3.5" - 4", or whatever it is for that Leopold? Just a thought. Good luck. :)

    Wulf
     
  4. MrApathy

    MrApathy Active Member

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    can you get longer screws for the mount and get a shim made so you get clearance