Scope mount, adjusting angle?

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wysiwyg
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Scope mount, adjusting angle?

Hi, does anyone have the problem when scope mounting a light that with a really small throw beam the point of impact is too high?

With a smallsun on my air rifle the POI of the beam is straight out at 50yds when im looking at a target say 30yds, so the target is virtually dark.

Anyone come across a mount that allows you to adjust the angle of the light downwards?

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Which Small Sun are you using? The ZY-C10 Aspheric thrower? I dont' have any experience with changing the angle of mounted lights. Is it secured with one ring or two? If two, maybe you could place some offset shims to change the angle slightly. I don't think it would take much...


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It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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I don’t think such a creature exists. All optics have internal adjustments so any mounts for them are fixed, really for durability. Honestly the only thing I can think of is buying a cheap aimpoint clone, gutting it, and fixing the flashlight in the tube of the optic so that the windage/elevation adjustments work on the torch.

You might be better off just increasing power and flood. You could also try shimming the light in the mount (I mean strips of paper or aluminum foil.)

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There are scope rings with built in moa ideal for long rang shooting with a scope that has less adjustment or with adjustment shims
So my suggestion would be to shim it also

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TheGloriousTachikoma wrote:
I don’t think such a creature exists. All optics have internal adjustments so any mounts for them are fixed, really for durability. Honestly the only thing I can think of is buying a cheap aimpoint clone, gutting it, and fixing the flashlight in the tube of the optic so that the windage/elevation adjustments work on the torch.

You might be better off just increasing power and flood. You could also try shimming the light in the mount (I mean strips of paper or aluminum foil.)

I think that’s your answer right there. You don’t need mil-spec accuracy; you only need your light to aim down slightly. Assuming that your talking a max of a couple of hundred yards, your MOA adjustment shouldn’t need to be too much for varmint/coyote hunting. Should be a pretty simple fix.

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Thanks all, looks like shimming should be the way to go.

So if using

Shim the front of the top of the top ring and the back of the bottom of the top ring to tilt it downwards?

Or are we using a different mount style?