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    1 hour ago, Grandalf said:

    Pop it down to your local gunsmith and get it checked out.

    It was right.   You changed the mounts.   Now it's not right.   That's got to tell you something.

    Gunsmith yes, if you can find one. but that's a lot different to the moron behind the counter in most gun shops

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    1 hour ago, Lord v said:

    The rings look different heights to me too.

    ...and me, I'm glad some others thought that to, may simply be camera angle, but if the OP is swapping them round tonight we should know soon!

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    8 minutes ago, Dekers said:

    ...and me, I'm glad some others thought that to, may simply be camera angle, but if the OP is swapping them round tonight we should know soon!

    either that or quite a few of us are mad and/or blind! :crazy: 

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    3 minutes ago, bruno22rf said:

    Find/buy a length of 1" pole and clamp it in the mounts - any serious deviation would be apparent between the pole and the barrel?

    :good:

    ...but 30mm pole may be better as they will be 30mm rings for a SF30 scope!!

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    3 hours ago, Vince Green said:

    Gunsmith yes, if you can find one. but that's a lot different to the moron behind the counter in most gun shops

    Totally agreed.   That's why I used the word gunsmith not salesman.

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    17 hours ago, bruno22rf said:

    I think that shimming Air Rifles scope mounts came from way back when some Weirauchs were built with drooping barrels.

    Happened many a time with break barrel air guns, when someone would cock it incorrectly and the barrel flew back to its closed position or pulled the trigger with it broken and cocked......

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    I've stripped down my setup, the mounts look good, no differences in angles, or heights, no markings. I have taken a picture of the bases, just wondering if they look right? I have some shims made specifically for the mounts and scope, they state +25 MOA, would these do any good?

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    In the first photo's your scope is visibly low at the front, I'd say you either have the wrong mounts or they need swapping front to back.

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    Harry 25 moa spacer/shims is quite a bit on just one fixing point. I understand that you want to shoot it ASAP, and feel your frustration, but fluffing up the scope (A possibility) could be costly, get it to someone  that is competent. Your scope,mount rifle combo should not need extra bits shoving in to make it work. Regardless of what folk are saying. 

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    Let's get one thing strait 30 mm scope mounts are 30 mm ,the scope is held by friction i.e. The scope is 30 . 00001 that's why it's held rigid you put 0.5 mm shim then the scope is compressed and now not held square in the mounts you don't shim rings but you can shim bases up but not around .

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    I will do, trouble is i've now got on quite a lot, so can't get out shooting for a while. Would using a laser bore sighter be a good idea rather than wasting ammo in the mean time, then later on fine tune with ammo?

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