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help with mounting scope

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by sk45, Jul 23, 2002.

  1. sk45

    sk45 G&G Newbie

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    I took my K98k Mauser to a gun smith to get it drilled and tapped for scope mouht bases, but when i got it home the rear base was higher than the front one. Is this normal?

    Ed E
     
  2. dave375hh

    dave375hh G&G Newbie Forum Contributor

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    When the clip slot is milled off they sometimes go too far or not far enough. Depending how much difference there is, the front base can be shimmed. Back 20-30years ago this was common. Brownells has scope base shims or you can make your own from one of those feeler guages that go from .001 to.050 and cost about a buck. Figure out what thickness you need and make a shim by cutting one out with HD scissors, I keep two or three of these around the shop and that way I always have the right shim thickness when needed.