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    Sauer and scope question

    Hi all,

    I have mounted the 2.5-10 x 50 zeiss varipoint scope that I used to have on an r93, to a sauer 202. Both were the same calibre (270). However, on initial firing, the bullets landed about 2 feet low at 100 yards. I was not expecting this at all, and as a result, have had to turn the vertical adjustment turret to nearly it's maximum hight setting. Any idea what would cause this significant variance from rifle to rifle?

    cheers

    wills

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    What kind of scope mounts are you using on the Sauer 202 ? If its Apel or Recknagel is easy to fix.....you need a higher guiding plate (located under the rear ring), which is very easy to change.

    Its the cube under the ring (on the left).

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    One of the lads here had a similar problem with a Sauer 202 running out of elevation and just achieving zero at 100 yards.

    We cured it by shimming the rear base.

    Are you using Leupold mounts?

    At the risk of stating the obvious, the rear bases on a 202 is thicker than the front by a few mm's.
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    Mine aren't. Get a small spirit level and sit it in the middle of the barrel then once its level move the level to the scope. They should be exactly parralel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RED-DOT View Post
    Mine aren't. Get a small spirit level and sit it in the middle of the barrel then once its level move the level to the scope. They should be exactly parralel.
    I have not the foggiest idea what this is about?
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    Scope alignment with the barrel. Basic stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RED-DOT View Post
    Scope alignment with the barrel. Basic stuff.
    If the rifle barrel has a parallel rather than a tapered profile, fine. How you get a spirit level more than an inch long onto the tube of a mounted scope, I am not sure.
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    My two Sauers and rimmy and PCP were all set up using a spirit level. As for the scope you just sit the bubble level on the turret cap and if its curved simply remove it.
    Also all my Sauers have paralell/equal bases.

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    Thanks, no they are talley. Would something as simple as swapping the front for the back help?

    Quote Originally Posted by Claret_Dabbler View Post
    One of the lads here had a similar problem with a Sauer 202 running out of elevation and just achieving zero at 100 yards.

    We cured it by shimming the rear base.

    Are you using Leupold mounts?

    At the risk of stating the obvious, the rear bases on a 202 is thicker than the front by a few mm's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RED-DOT View Post
    Mine aren't. Get a small spirit level and sit it in the middle of the barrel then once its level move the level to the scope. They should be exactly parralel.
    Surely the line of sight is not parallel to the bore, it is converging. This results in the bore being angled slightly upwards when the line of sight is horizontal. If the line of sight was parallel to the bore then you would never be able to achieve zero as the bullets path would never cross the line of sight.

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