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    Iím trying to set up a modern telescopic sight on an old mk2 bsa meteor. So far so good however Iím having the following issues :-
    The sight tends to creep back on its rail (dove tail to picatenny)
    The sight is on its maximum elevation but still shooting low what is a good shimming medium ?

    Ive just got back into this hobby so trying keep costs down untill I decide to stay with it.

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    Old photographic film works well for shimming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unframed Dave View Post
    Old photographic film works well for shimming.

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    Cheers. Would old negatives work ? Think I still have some around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unframed Dave View Post
    Old photographic film works well for shimming.

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    I second that. (And welcome to the forumÖ)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bsa2 View Post
    Cheers. Would old negatives work ? Think I still have some around.
    It's the same stuff, so most likely. It may be more brittle, but no harm in trying

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    Cheers. I picked up some good quality dove tail mounts today hopefully cure movement issue

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    Further to my mounts post the new mounts came with a tape liner. Wondering if self amalgamated tape would do similar job

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