approx 6 months ago i bought a used but good condition sauer 202 in 6.5 x 55 , the rfd had a set of leupold rings and bases that he included with the rifle. The first day i attempted to zero the rifle with a proven swarovski 3-12x50 scope i ran into a few problems. i am confident the scope is ok as i have used it frequently on my 223 for foxes. with the target set out to 50 m the elevation wouldnt come up to within 4 inches of centre. we scratched our heads for a while and then thought that possibly the bases where back to front and tried the deeper back base on the front, this time the zero wouldnt come down to within 8" of centre. I packed up the gear and returned to the rfd for advice. A similar sauer in 243 was sold at the same time as mine and he thought that possibly two sets of bases had got mixed up. To get me up and running until he could check the rings he loaned me a complete set of warne mounts and bases. The rifle shoots great and zeroed fine with these bases.
The only problem i now have is that the scope is zeroed at 100m and this only leaves me 17 clicks up from 0. There is plenty of adjustment lower left in the scope but i want to know if anyone else has a similar problem. I plan to travel over to WMS in april and would like to practise dailling up the scope at longer ranges as at the moment i basically run out of adjustment around 300m and then it is a case of holding over. The bases and mounts were unopened in the shop so they couldnt have been mixed up and the other owner of the 243 hasnt returned to the rfd to report a similar problem, with this in mind i am thinking the original bases may have been ok.
any thoughts appreciated