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Old 01-05-2016, 08:54 AM
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HELP !!! Nikon scope issue with rings


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ok I got my new scope...its a Nikon Prostaff shotgun scope on a 20 gage Remington ....two things,,,the rings come ALMOST together,,,when I tighten the screws the two halfs almost come completely together...the scope locks down tight and I cant move it but with the other scope I had on the ring halfs were apart more...issue ???


Also,,,i can very faintly notice the tip of the front sight in the very bottom of the scope,,,I mean you really have to look to see it...issue ???

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Old 01-05-2016, 09:22 AM
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Honestly couldn't tell you how "close" my rings come to one another, on any firearm.

Tighten and shoot.
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As long there is still a gap between the two halves you'll be okay. My guess the new Nikon is a little less diameter than your other scope which could be verified by measuring the scope tube. You won't have an issue seeing your iron sight in the scope.
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:47 AM
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I always check the gap, generally making sure they are equal on each side. As said their should always be a gap.

Is it possible you remember the large gap on the old scope but that was just on one side as the other side was down tight.

One inch scope tubes should be so close to the same diameter that the gaps are very close to the same with any model of scope from quality manufacturer.
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Old 01-05-2016, 03:37 PM
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well there is a SLIGHT gap and I have both sides even...its tight,,,the scope doesn't move,,now by slight...like a little thicker than a pc of paper...again its tight,,,screws are tight and blue locktighted
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That being the case, sounds like you are good to go!!
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Old 01-05-2016, 04:53 PM
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Probably crushed the scope,lol
I wish this came with the clear caps not these black plastic ones,,,even the turret caps are plastic,,,seems like Nikon could have done better,,,we shall see how it works at the range
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:26 AM
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A little friction tape on the inside of each ring should help if your scope has any movement at all. I can't imagine there being any difference in the tube you have now over the new one. Remember your new scope has 5inches of eye relief. I had one on a 20 da rifled slug barrel, loved it, hated giving it back. You hit a deer with that and thy go straight down.
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A little friction tape on the inside of each ring should help if your scope has any movement at all.
I use a small piece of band-aid; the really soft and stretchy ones like we had in the 1960s before everybody started complaining about being latex-intolerant. Cut a strip, stick it to the inside of the upper ring and tighten down to get an even gap between upper and lower rings. The band-aid will flatten-out and grip the scope like a hungry badger on your privates...
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Ditto above'

If this is a low power (1X, 2X) at lowest setting, seeing the front sight in scope is natural.
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My 2-7 Leupold on my 308 with 24.5 inch barrel is the same I can see the end of the barrel as a slight blur at 2 power . Make sure you have the ocular adjustment set right and just crank the power slightly to 2.2 power and it usually disappears .
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Hey, bon't worry about it. I have a 1-4x on my 308 and at one power I can see about half the barrel! On my rifles with 2-7x, two of them, at 2x I don't see any barrel at all, both 22" barrels.
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When mounting a scope on any of my rifles; I always lap the scope rings before installing the scope. I always have small scope ring gaps, which I also keep even. Also at a low power setting I can see the front sight.
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Scope ring gaps

Is there a good way to measure the gap? Up to now the gap has been adjusted by eye. There's bound to be a better way than the eyeballs.

Seeing the front sight with low powered scopes is pretty typical.

Had to deal with two used Leupold scopes where there was no gap on one side. The screws were glued with red Loctite.

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Old 05-01-2017, 01:42 AM
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on one rifle after I honed the rings 100% ,they would not tighten ,ergo I honed there flange on the upper ring so there was a gap
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