Windage In Scope Mounts


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Millett windage adjustable scope mounts
Millett windage adjustable scope mounts

Q
I bought a Leupold Dual Dovetail scope mount to fit on my new .30-06 rifle, but have found that I cannot get enough windage adjustment in the scope. Is there any way to fix this problem without going to the expense of buying another mount?
– Jimmy Taylor

A
When it comes to windage adjustments, the Redfield-style mount gets the nod. Many mounting systems offer no windage adjustment, such as the Sako and Ruger rifles which have the ring mounts integrated in the
top of the receiver. Some other mounts also lack any provision for windage, including Weaver and the Leupold Q/Rs that I like so much. Normally, this causes no problem; any misalignment of the scope and bore can be corrected using the scope’s internal windage adjustments. On rare occasions, however, the problem is due to the holes in the rifle’s receiver being out of line and misalignment is so great that the scope’s adjustment range cannot compensate for it; and in such situations a windage mount is the only solution. Looks like you’ll have to bite the bullet and fork out some shekels for a windage mount.


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