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Anyone had problems with factory mount holes not being correct?? I have a Savage 10fple1 in .308 the mount is off in the back. With the Burris mount on windage right windage screw is maxed out.
 

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Anyone had problems with factory mount holes not being correct?? I have a Savage 10fple1 in .308 the mount is off in the back. With the Burris mount on windage right windage screw is maxed out.
I'd return the rifle for another one. This one you have sounds like it will give you nothing but problems.
 

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Purchased in 2004 so no warranty return. With 168g Hornady ammo it can put 5 rounds under a quarter, even with misaligned scope rings..Some days depending on me it's better. So it's a good shooter, I like my guns to be right on and hit your target. The scope sets over to the left side of the barrel, you can visually see this looking at the top of the weapon..
 

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Purchased in 2004 so no warranty return. With 168g Hornady ammo it can put 5 rounds under a quarter, even with misaligned scope rings..Some days depending on me it's better. So it's a good shooter, I like my guns to be right on and hit your target. The scope sets over to the left side of the barrel, you can visually see this looking at the top of the weapon..
You could go to a "Side Mount", but if your rifle is shooting accurately then I would do nothing.
 

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Thanks, I had a Leupold 2 piece and changed that to a cheap Weaver mount from Wally World. The Weaver mount is worse than the Leupold, I have been thinking on a Burris mount, Burris seems to be better design for the Savage..
 

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Another thought - have the mounts re-drilled to match the receiver, as best you can. Might be cheaper and certainly, less risk.

I had my dad plug the screw holes on an old .22 and re-drill them. It was a time-consuming thing to do as not only did they not line up, but none of the holes pointed straight up, either :rolleyes: He made plug screws, brazed them into the holes, then re-drilled using his mill to get the new holes lined up.

Anyway being retired, time was not an issue and as a motivation I suggested that his grandson would enjoy the rifle more if it was scoped :D

Anyway long story, but I'd mess with the mounts, first. An aluminum Weaver mount doesn't cost much and little is risked if it gets screwed up. Good luck.
 

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I believe you should still contact Savage about the problem. Since its obvious that this was a factory problem even though its out of warrently they just might make it right. Only thing you've got to loose is some time. I've heard Savage has good customer service and this very well might be the acid test.
 

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I think I would contact Savage, and see if they'll do anything.
If you decide to get a mount that will adjust for the problem, Conetrol mounts have a huge adjustment range side to side, in both front and back. Even if the screw holes are way off, you'll be able to line the scope up.
 

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Just an update for my Savage 10fp-le1...Went out to the range the other day and had a friend bring his Savage 10fp chambered in .223. Both rifles have the exact scope mounts,and scopes. Both have the same left handed angle over the bore line both shoot very well. If I can get over the scope not being where it is designed to be, I may just leave it
 

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Depending on the hole position error, return or use Burris Signature rings with the offset inserts, brilliant product I have on all my rifles.

Having the ability to find virtual zero without touching your scope adjustment turrets is only appreciated once you have tried the Burris rings and the offset inserts.

My 22BR rifle is one application where the scope is zeroed for normal competition at 50yds so the angle between bbl and scope is quite large, all being perfectly horizontal with your conventional mounted scope needs between 30 and 40 elevation clicks to attain that 50yds zero, problem is you have then nearly maxed out the turret adjustment with the reticle no longer in a central position inside the scope which is undesireable.

Most scopes have about 80 clicks of "total" elevation & windage adjustment, 40 clicks from centre, the offset insert pairs and the number on them eg +10 / -10 relates to an equal MOA value at 100yds, so a +20/-20 pair will move the POI to 20 MOA.

Very rarely are the scope base mounting holes / bases or rings ever made so perfectly to be able to bolt on and have a perfect fit without multiple click adjustment.
 

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I have purchased the Burris rings and bases, will try them out in the morning. The scope appears to be more in-line with the bore. Thanks for the info!! I have one question no one locally knows. Is the scope drilled from the factory, a slightly off dead center with the bore. My Friend has a model 10fp chambered in 223, and his scope tilts slightly to the left. And I just looked at a new Savage scope combo chambered in .308, it had the same tilt to the scope.
 
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