So you’ve mounted a scope on your brand new rifle and can’t get it zeroed because it’s run out of adjustment. What do you do next? The BullShooters provide an answer.
You mount a scope on your brand new rifle and can’t get it zeroed because it’s run out of adjustment.
About once a month I’ll run into a question posted by a user on one of the Internet’s hunting and shooting forums with just such a problem. Problems with rifles can very often be traced back to malfunctioning scopes or faulty mounts but, in this case, the usual suspects are innocent.
The Expert Deferral
I’ve struggled to get some test guns shooting on paper, but my exposure has been minimal. I also lack the test equipment to determine the culprit when a situation like this strikes. My friend D’Arcy Echols, one of the nation’s preeminent rifle builders, has seen this situation countless times. He weighed-in on this topic when I was in his shop last fall and again recently on a popular outdoor message board.
“It is not to uncommon to find the receiver threads machined out of line with the centerline of the bore and pointing off into deep space. On the few left handed Model 70 actions I have assembled this situation should be considered a given. If the amount of run-out is minimal and you install a scope with maximum amount of windage and elevation correction available or install iron sights only on the barrel you will likely never perceive this as a problem.”