Ran out of clicks on scope. Shimming the scope question

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So I got a new scope for my rifle. The old one was total junk. Went to sight it in today. Windahe adjustment is just fine. However elevation clicks maxed out. I have to use the 400 yard bubble at 100 yards to hit the target. The scope holds a great group. So my question.

I need to shim the front scope ring? Both? Any advice? Thanks.

yes I know I should buy a new 20 MOA base. I can’t afford that. I’m going shim it. Thanks in advance for the help.

Mike
 

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What scope is it? I had this happen once with my 1.5-8x Burris XTR II. All I had to do is remove the turret, turn it about half a turn and reinstall it. Then I had extra clicks. It was stopping because of the zero stop.
 

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What scope is it? I had this happen once with my 1.5-8x Burris XTR II. All I had to do is remove the turret, turn it about half a turn and reinstall it. Then I had extra clicks. It was stopping because of the zero stop.

it is a Nikon Buckmaster. 4x12x40. What do you mean remove the turrets?
 

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You shouldn't need a 20moa base for 100 yards. Something is out of whack somewhere.

Are you sure that the rings aren't different heights or that the base is mounted correctly? Maybe it is a 20moa base put on backwards, if that's possible.
These are just regular mounts off of another rifle. That’s why I am asking. Are they different heights maybe?
 

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