View Full Version : Old Weaver Scope Problem

January 5, 2005, 12:31 PM
I have a 1963 Rem-700 in 7mm RemMag w/a Weaver V8 Scope of the same era on it. This is the 2nd scope b/c the original had a loose rear lens. These scopes are 2.5-8X and the sight adjusting is done by moving the scope in the rings (I think they call these tip-off scopes). I bought an old style one again b/c the gun was shooting < 1 MOA and it got a lot of compliments w/the original scope, and this one looks like new. The problem is that after going to the range, I ran out of right direction adjustment. The scope was sitting all the way on the right side of the rings, but was still hitting 6" off center at 50 yds. Upon looking at the old scope, it sat in the rings the same way.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what I should check, a quick fix, or is it time to modernize & get a new scope?

January 5, 2005, 12:39 PM
it is time for a new scope

January 5, 2005, 02:37 PM
Why would 2 seperate scopes be that far off? Perhaps a new scope would run out of adjustment also.

Jim Watson
January 5, 2005, 02:44 PM
I had a Remington 700 only a few years later that had crooked scope mount holes; and just last week did all sorts of flipping and shimming to get a friend's kid's cheap rifle to where it could be zeroed.

Have you tried the "new" V8 in the old mounts? Might be just enough more room for it to zero.

Otherwise, I can't think of anything simple to do except put on a modern scope in a Redfield type mount so you can combine windage in both base and scope to get it on target.

Un-simple, but keeping the period style, would call for making a new scope base out of blank Weaver stock with the holes drilled just the right amount off-center.
Or maybe you could skid one of the bases far enough to redrill with that offset.

bill k
January 5, 2005, 02:58 PM
If I understand your problem as unable to adjust windage, you can get adjustable windage, weaver style rings. Look at the midway catalog product #301333 for Millett 1" Angle loc windage adjustable rings. Those are $24.99, plus their are several others to choose from.

January 5, 2005, 03:17 PM
Thanks for the advice guys. :) The old V8's have the rings mounted to the scope, & the problem is that the windage adjustment is maxed out, it adjusts fine, but the scope (which moves in the spring loaded rear ring for adjustment) is sitting against the side of the rings. Whereas to be on target, it should idealically sit in the center of the rear ring with plenty of room all around it for adjustment.