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    Yesterday my son and I swapped his Zeiss Conquest from his model 700 .243 over to my .305. The Zeiss is quite a bit larger than the old scope and the front optic sits right on the gun barrel and the front open sight is in the view. What can I do to raise up the mount/rings to allow for the larger scope?

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    Walt,

    You will have to get a new base or a set of rings that have the adjusted height as needed. What model rifle, scope, rings, do you have?

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    The .308 is a British Arms and the base is a plate with built in rings attached to the base. A bit different.

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    It’s pretty much ether get or build the right parts or mickey mouse your high end Zeiss with shims somehow. Got any pictures of the rings and bases?
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    put a different scope on your gun, or invest in different rings and bases

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    You need taller rings. If the current rings and bases are fixed or one piece, you'll have to replace both or put a smaller objective scope on the rifle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gulkana Rafting View Post
    The .308 is a British Arms and the base is a plate with built in rings attached to the base. A bit different.
    Sound like the BSA or the Herters U9 with dovetail bases, like the SAKO or Ruger. Higher rings are in order to use that scope.

    You can fit weaver bases and uses Weaver style rings, but you will have to drill and tap the receiver. Your local gunsmith can assist.

    You could search the internet for higher rings to fit the BSA rilfe, but that thing has been out of prodcution for many years, and the rings as well.

    Hope that helps.

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    Photos would be helpful. A lot of guessing going on here.
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    You hit it right there. (Dove tail base) Does any one have any suggestion for a good smith in the Anchorage area?

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    Question still out there guys. Can any of you recommend a Gun Smith in Anchorage who can do good ring work?

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