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My son has bought a PBR with a (i know cheap) BSA Mildot Scope. I cannot depress the scope enough to hit the paper at 100 yards. I'm talking about 8' over the target.

On Bore Sighting the rifle at 30' in my house. the bore is 4" above the aim point with the scope fully depressed(Scope is approx: 70 moa top to bottom) I belive this rifle has a 20 moa base but this is ridiculus. What am I missing or is it just the junky scope?

I am new to this only having ever sited in hunting rifles for 200 yards or under.

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Tom Slick said:
My son has bought a PBR with a (i know cheap) BSA Mildot Scope. I cannot depress the scope enough to hit the paper at 100 yards. I'm talking about 8' over the target.

On Bore Sighting the rifle at 30' in my house. the bore is 4" above the aim point with the scope fully depressed(Scope is approx: 70 moa top to bottom) I belive this rifle has a 20 moa base but this is ridiculus. What am I missing or is it just the junky scope?

I am new to this only having ever sited in hunting rifles for 200 yards or under.

Thanks
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70 MOA is what? 280 or 560 clicks? Depending upon whether you have 1/4" or 1/8" per click. With a 20 MOA base it was probably set up for long range, so it's going to shoot high at short range. But like you said the math would point to not being on target even without the added base angle. Also check the rings to be sure one is not taller than the other or has even more elevation in the ring inserts (if any).
Is there any way to lose the 20MOA base? At 200 yards you shouldn't need it.

By all means try a different scope. But I wouldn't think that any scope could be that far off and still be operable.
 
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