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    jfvhpilot
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    Seems like most times I mount a scope, it is rarely close to being centered on the target. I have used the burris insert mounts and also shims to help the alignment problems.Now I have an FX impact and every scope I mount on it, it shoots way low, about 7" at 25 yards. Would the FX or sportmatch adjustable mounts have enough adjustment to solve my problem?  Any suggestions would be helpful,

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    bandg
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    I like the Sportsmatch rings myself and use them a lot.  I've heard that the FX rings have more vertical adjustment than the Sportsmatch rings but I haven't used them myself.  The Sportsmatch rings do allow a lot of adjustment range and i've never found it lacking.  Some have recently mentioned that NcStar also makes elevation adjustable rings that are much less expensive and at least a couple of posters have said they work well.  Several options to choose from.

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    ptthere
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    What scope(s) and mount(s) have you been using?

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    elh0102
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    Yes, either of those rings should work for you. You're POI is low by about 28 MOA, which amounts to roughly .028" of rear elevation needed, and you can get that with either of those rings. 

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    jfvhpilot
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    Thanks for everyone's reply. I will probably stick to the burris sig zee rings. 

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    Saltlake58
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    I have sportsmatch and just picked up a set of NCSTAR rings.  At $20 for a set of NCSTAR adjustable rings, and they seem solid, they may be the best deal.  Sportsmatch and FX both lift and you tighten a set screw.  NCSTAR elevates with a screw, so the adjustment can be much more exact.  There's a set screw to hold it all in place as well.

    All I can say is that there must be a heck of a profit margin in the FX and Sportsmatch rings.  Machining in the NCSTAR is more extensive and they sell for 75% less.

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    I have sportsmatch and just picked up a set of NCSTAR rings.  At $20 for a set of NCSTAR adjustable rings, and they seem solid, they may be the best deal.  Sportsmatch and FX both lift and you tighten a set screw.  NCSTAR elevates with a screw, so the adjustment can be much more exact.  There's a set screw to hold it all in place as well.

    All I can say is that there must be a heck of a profit margin in the FX and Sportsmatch rings.  Machining in the NCSTAR is more extensive and they sell for 75% less.

    Not entirely correct.  Sportsmatch fully adjustable rings use a screw to elevate.  You don't have to lift the mount manually.  They can be adjusted for elevation in very small increments.  They are much more expensive as you note and I will probably order some of the NcStar mounts to try.

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    Only time I'm willing to spend for best is on a magnum springer. Otherwise I've been using $9.99 Millet Angle-Loc rings. I center my scopes in a mirror. Get it mounted level to bore. Shoot and adjust rings as close as I can get everything at 30 yards. If elevation is off, I use curtain blind or any aluminum can cut to size with a scissors for a shim. If that's too much or not enough, I have about 10 sets of feller gauges picked up at flea market so I can choose from 0.001" on up.

    I'll look at the NC Star ones. I'll say now the Millets are all I need as I don't bang or hold any gun by the scope. They don't have a wide grip area. It's very narrow compared to any other rings but they're basically made for .22LR low to no recoil which suits my PCP's fine. I'm hitting dead on near & far. No seeing the pellet come out and cross back to POA/POI or pass it and hit far sided if shooting at variable distances.

     

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    jfvhpilot

    Seems like most times I mount a scope, it is rarely close to being centered on the target. I have used the burris insert mounts and also shims to help the alignment problems.Now I have an FX impact and every scope I mount on it, it shoots way low, about 7" at 25 yards. Would the FX or sportmatch adjustable mounts have enough adjustment to solve my problem?  Any suggestions would be helpful,

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    A 20-30 MOA riser rail would likely solve your problem. Another option would be a one piece ring set with 20-40 moa built in. This option would allow use of the scope on various guns. Some of them can get costly, such as the ones in the link provided. However they are a fine set and worth the money and allow broad use of the scope. Rings like this require no lapping. Nor will they mar or dent a scope. I use a the mount below on an IOR recon, 40mm tube. They are top quality.and as good or better than Spuhr..

    Badger Ordnance also makes a nice one piece that will serve your needs and they are cheaper……..but not cheap. I do not ever recommend anything cheap. Hope this helps your inquiry.

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    Badger ordnance one piece : https://www.opticsplanet.com/badger-ordnance-1-piece-unimount.html?utm_source=cse&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=connexity

    My personal favorite American rifle M10: https://www.americanrifle.com/shop/product/m10-qd-l-scope-mount-9

     

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