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    Howa 1500 aligning scope bases How???

    I been having issues trying to mount a Zeiss scope on my Howa.

    I do not have a single piece mount/rail but use ether Leupold twist and turn bases or their weaver style bases.

    Firstly how do you get the rear and front mount parallel to each other as there is a potential for play?

    I initially tried to use Burrris Signature rings with inserts but on sighting in was 10" R, but despite using the 10" inserts could not bring it Left enough to get zero. I ended up using Leupold mounts with individual adjustment and had to bore sight and then fine tune which is fine but I would prefer to use the Burris mounts.

    Is a single piece pictinany rail available for a Howa and who in UK sells Burris 30 mm inserts.

    Regards

    D

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    i was about to post same thing im using the leupold std and having same problems on a 1500 howa 338

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyres View Post
    ...Is a single piece pictinany rail available for a Howa...

    Regards

    D
    My Howa was secondhand but came with a single piece 20deg Picatinny rail, so someone makes them.

    Good luck,

    Xav

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    I had this issue with a set of rings/bases for my cz 601. I got a 30mm nylon bar and cut it on the lathe then machined it to points. I mounted each piece in one of the rings and then aligned the points and tightened the bases. If you want to borrow them let me know. No doubt someone will have a simpler solution.

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    Or a broom or brush Handel they seem to be 25mm but should work on 30 mm as well

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    Get a piece of 1-inch hard copper water pipe scrap from a plumber, or 1 inch brass tubing from a lamp shop.
    Getn one piece long enough to span the two rings. And get two of them, one to turn each ring into alignment.

    Warne 2-piece bases work great.
    Warne, EGW and DNZ make one-piece rails with 0, 10 and 20 MOA elevation.

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    I got a 12" length of 25mm aluminium bar off ebay for about 7 delivered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern View Post
    Get a piece of 1-inch hard copper water pipe scrap from a plumber, or 1 inch brass tubing from a lamp shop.
    Getn one piece long enough to span the two rings. And get two of them, one to turn each ring into alignment.

    Warne 2-piece bases work great.
    Warne, EGW and DNZ make one-piece rails with 0, 10 and 20 MOA elevation.
    we use 28mm copper pipe here
    Howa's now come as standard with a once piece weaver rail
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    Suggest you use solid bar rather than wood, machined to same dimension as scope to align the rings...

    You'll damage the scope very easily if you don't get it right..

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    Wheeler 781-366 Scope Ring Alignment Bars, 1"

    About $15.00 USD from Midway.UK or Brownells.

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