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Mounting Scope o n new Patriot - Will not align!!

Discussion in 'Mossberg Patriot Bolt Action' started by Dave Farley, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. Dave Farley

    Dave Farley Copper BB

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    Hello,
    Hoping someone might help. When I sent to mount my Vortex scope to the factory installed bases on my new patriot rifle, they were extremely off. It appears that the bases are different sizes, but I am not sure if this was by design. There is no way to to get the scope to sign in, as it is more then 10" off from being able to zero the scope. Am I missing something, I ordered the rings from Optics planet, they are both the same size, should the rings have been different, such that there is a back and front? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated, Mossberg says the bases should be the same size!! and to send them a picture...
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  2. Dave Farley

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    So......... after continuing to try and figure it out, I have solved the issue. Under the rear scope base was a dollop of glue that had dried. It appears that the manufacturer installed the base over top of this, which resulted in it being installed uneven, and impacting the level of the overall gun. I removed both bases, cleaned them, re-seated the screws, and was able to get the gun sighted in. I am very happy with how it show, not so happy that it took me several weeks to figure out why a "NEW" gun had such a issue.
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  3. Bobster

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    Thanks for the update, Dave. Who put the scope base on? Mossberg? Nevermind, I see it in your first post: "factory installed"... :rolleyes:

    BTW, Welcome Aboard! :)
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  4. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    Uggh good,catch. Bad bad work by factory, I see this sort of,thing regularly with factory mounted, dumb because many who buy know no,better, and the firearm gets blamed for not being accurate. Very short sited by these manufacturers.
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  5. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter

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    Glad you got it shooting right Dave, and welcome to the forum.
  6. lonestarjeff

    lonestarjeff .410 Supporter

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    I didn't know Mossberg offered a model with just mounts installed, or did yours come with a different scope on it?(I bought mine with iron sights)

    On a general sidenote.......I also wondered if the models that are sold with a scope are already zero'd.
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  7. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    Any zero, by factory would be for naught anyway. I would always pull scope and,the,mounts . then reapply PROPERLY not factorly....... Save aggravation and ammo, gain peace of,mind
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  8. lonestarjeff

    lonestarjeff .410 Supporter

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    I agree, just wondered if they slap the scope on it & box it up, or if the scope is packed separately in the box for the customer to mount.
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  9. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    Ahh sorry misunderstood , they come poorly mounted and "bore sighted". :thumbsup:
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  10. Papa D

    Papa D .410

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    My factory bore sighted .308 Patriot, with the cheap Bushnell optic, was good enough for me to ring steel on a 12" plate at 200 yards on my first outing, using Monarch Russian steel ammo. Windage was dead on. I did notice the scope seems to have slid forward in the mounts by a fraction of an inch. Might have to blue loctite the rings.

    Sent from my Vivo XL4 using Tapatalk
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  11. Keith Rhodes

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    For what it's worth, my factory .308 , walnut stock, placed first round hits at 650 yds. with the Vortex Crossfire II scope that came on it. Great value!
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  12. Djcala

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    Very nice all BS aside 650 is poke out there, well done by you and your rifle.
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  13. meanstreak

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    That's great shootin Keith. Welcome to the forum.

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