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Re: Scope Base for .25 Krag Martini
Old 03-13-2018, 12:23 PM
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Default Re: Scope Base for .25 Krag Martini

The RIGHT screws (6-40, not 8-40) finally arrived and I ground them to proper length. The scope is 'officially' mounted on the practice bases.

The picture is a bit cluttered so I cropped it to show just the mounts. It looks seriously 'clunky' to me, but again it's the practice set. The next set MAY be significantly lower, with "high" rings. I have to get the high rings in hand first. Also, the next set won't be "blocks", regardless of how high they are. I am forced to get the scope 'up' above the receiver so I can feed and extract cartridges. However, I think the high rings may look better than high bases.

What the practice bases will allow me to do is check the scope alignment. The front base is about 0.005" lower than the rear base. According to experts, that should amount to about half an inch of elevation (declination) at 100 yd. I can use these bases to test that assertion. Assuming that is correct, (and I think it is), the half inch of elevation won't be an issue when it comes to sighting in the rifle. If it is a bigger problem, I want to know that before I make the "real" ones.

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