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Discussion in 'Mossberg 535 ATS Pump Action' started by ChiBearStrong, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. ChiBearStrong

    ChiBearStrong Copper BB

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    I recently mounted a cabela's slug scope to my 535 cantilevered barrel. I used 1 inch weaver bases. When I went to the range to sight in, at 50 yards all my shots were at the bottom of the paper. I adjusted the elevation turret but there was little to no change in shot placement. I checked the torque on my bases. All were as expected. So if anyone can shed some light on this I'd be greatly appreciative.
  2. ChiBearStrong

    ChiBearStrong Copper BB

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    Oh, I have been using 3" magnum crush for ammo
  3. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Any chance you have access to a laser bore sight?
  4. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Almost forgot,,,,,,welcome to the forum!
  5. ChiBearStrong

    ChiBearStrong Copper BB

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    Thank you, I have a cabelas mech. boresighter which doesn't work worth a crap.
  6. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Seems to me that your mount set-up is too tall for that scope.

    The height of the cantilever rail plus the ring height puts the center line of the scope up too high for its range of adjustment to compensate. You'll likely need to use some shorter rings with that scope or find another one with more adjustment range...
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  7. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 Guest

    Welcome to the Mossberg Owners Forum !!
  8. ChiBearStrong

    ChiBearStrong Copper BB

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    Thank you for your replies, I'm gonna try new rings to start with
  9. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Keep us posted...
  10. ChiBearStrong

    ChiBearStrong Copper BB

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    I did some tinkering and found out the scope and bases were not level. The front of the scope was sitting higher. So I added 3 strips of electrical tape to the rear base, which leveled it out. So hopefully soon I'll be able to make it back out to the range
  11. ChiBearStrong

    ChiBearStrong Copper BB

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    Ok, new update. Got new rings and a laser boresighter and I'm now dead nuts on at 50 yards....very happy

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  12. Bobster

    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    Thanks for the update! And welcome aboard! :) You may have got a pair of "uneven" rings that are used on some guns...
  13. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Glad you got it worked out.

    Welcome to the forum!!
  14. cmcdonald

    cmcdonald Forum Moderator Staff Member Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Welcome to MO from North of the 49th!!

    Glad you got er all dialed in...happy shooting!!
  15. ChiBearStrong

    ChiBearStrong Copper BB

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    Thank you all for the welcome! I look forward to sharing experiences and chatting with you all

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