Removing quarter rib on a No. 1 and installing new scope bases
I recently bought a No. 1 International in .30-06 that had a Leupold 4x scope installed in the factory rings. I didn't buy the scope with the rifle but did get the rings. I had on hand a Burris 2-7x32 handgun scope so I thought I'd give it a whirl. Well, it was so far off to the top left that I couldn't adjust far enough to zero it. So, I tried switching the rings from front to back and had the same problem. Now, this Burris scope has a lot of adjustment available so I am really confused. I'll assume that handgun scopes don't have as much adjustment as rifle scopes but I found this situation to be rediculous. I'm wanting to know what bases I can put on this rifle if I remove the quarter rib. I'm guessin any that have the right holes - is this a standard thing? Then, and most importantly, what height rings do I use to make up for the difference in height between the front and rear? The No. 1 Varminter doesn't use a quarter rib but I believe the barrel contour is also different making the height difference less. And it looks as if they make up for the contour in the bases and not in the rings. Have any of you tried to mount bases and rings after removing a quarter rib on an International?