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Sighting In Your Mossberg Tactical .22 715T

Discussion in 'Mossberg 715T Tactical .22 Autoloader' started by GypsmJim, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. LAZY EYED SNIPER

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

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    Re: Shooting way low

    ^ What he said...
  2. Cuzi

    Cuzi Copper BB

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    so I should use pliers to screw it in clockwise?
  3. speedyquad

    speedyquad .270 WIN

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    no, if you look just in front of the sight pin, there is a little "button", if you push this down with a pen tip or something similar, you can turn the sight pin fairly easily
  4. LAZY EYED SNIPER

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

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  5. madmanjustice

    madmanjustice .22LR

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    Interesting, to me at least

    I was just browsing the Mossberg web site and was looking at the rifles and noticed this...

    the sights on the 715T Flat Top
    [​IMG]

    Look to be the same sights that are on the $950 MMR Tactical....
    [​IMG]

    I just found it interesting. :D
  6. DHonovich

    DHonovich Founder Staff Member Administrator Sponsor "Philanthropist"

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    Re: Interesting, to me at least

    Not surprising considering how Mossberg builds guns. Nice find.
  7. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Re: Interesting, to me at least

    good eye
  8. LAZY EYED SNIPER

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

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    Re: Interesting, to me at least

    Makes sense to me.

    Even Colt is putting plastic rear BUIS on their 6920 Magpul MOE carbines (SP6920MP-B AR-15A3)...
  9. madmanjustice

    madmanjustice .22LR

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    Re: Interesting, to me at least

    ahh..but FWIW, the sights on the Flat Top are metal, not plastic.
  10. LAZY EYED SNIPER

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

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    Re: Interesting, to me at least

    Good to know...
  11. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Copper BB

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    Newbie-complete fail on sighting a scope

    Ok, so this is my first rifle. I purchased a flat top 715T and a NcSTAR 3-9x40 scope. I spent an hour yesterday and an hour today at the range. The best I could get at 25 yrds was about 5 inches low and 3 inches to the left, with adjustments maxed out. Since it's my first time trying to sight a scope, I'm guessing I'm missing something?

    I removed the stock sights and put the scope on before firing a round. I'm lost...
  12. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Re: Newbie-complete fail on sighting a scope

    Are you firing with the gun benched?

    Hmmmm, don't know I can help. I'm interested in some insight here too.
  13. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Copper BB

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    Re: Newbie-complete fail on sighting a scope

    Yes, with a front rest.
  14. mingaa

    mingaa Raconteur

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    Re: Newbie-complete fail on sighting a scope

    Welcome from StL. MO.

    Ouch, two new components and you are maxed put on both elevation and windage?! Is that correct?
    Also, no other scope or rifle to determine which is the problem?

    My guess - It is either a warped rail and that should be obvious to the naked eye if it takes the scope's complete adjustment. I'd lay a straight edge on it from all angles.

    If it's not the rail, it has to be the scope OR the mounting rings. Double check the install. Find a friend who has installed and zeroed optics before - also a scope that is on another gun that you can mount. Swap them. See if the problem follows the scope. NcStar is in the lower end of the market but should work fine with the 715. If it is defective, return it.

    Pretty basic stuff to start. Rail, mounting, scope defect. Narrow down where the problem lies.
    If you bought either at a local gun shop they should be willing to help as well.
  15. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Copper BB

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    Rail seems fine. I'll have to see if I can find someone with another scope...or someone with some experience to give me a hand. I maxed both settings, height and wind. Pretty frustrating, especially since it's a lucky day when you can find ammo around here :x
  16. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Copper BB

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    Forgot to mention...no, I don't have another rifle or scope. My shotgun doesn't have a rail, and my only other gun is a 1944 German P38...so no help there :roll:
  17. mingaa

    mingaa Raconteur

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    Re: Newbie-complete fail on sighting a scope

    Was a gun shop involved with either purchase?

    Got a friend with a scoped rifle?
  18. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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  19. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Copper BB

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    Re: Newbie-complete fail on sighting a scope

    The purchase was from a pawn shop that sells new and used guns.
  20. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Copper BB

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    Re: Newbie-complete fail on sighting a scope

    New to this, but can the 715 be bore sighted? I don't see how...

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