Alright guys I have an issue and I believe I think I can fix it but I want someone elses thoughts before I fork out the cash to fix it. So ive got a savage model 110E. (Flat base rear receiver) I believe from the 80s. When I bought it all it had was a cheap 3-9×32mm tasco scope on it. Well I did some work to it and it got time to do the scope install and sight in. (Its got a 3 pound trigger pull, glass bedded stock, and I refinished the barrel, bolt handle, and trigger guard). So for the scope, rings and bases. Ive got a Nikon Prostaff 5 in 3.5-14×40mm mounted on weaver #402 up front (round part of receiver) and a #61 in the rear so flat. Obviously being a two piece set it has no MOA in the rear. The rings are weaver 4 rings I think there called? Anyways the issue is im turned all the way down and still 8" high at 50 yards!!! The rings are medium in height so i went to a pair of lows just to see if it helped. It did but only by acouple inches im still way high. So I refuse to shim anything Im the kinda guy that wants to fix things right! In my opinion shimming is a short cut way to fix stuff. Obviously going to a MOA base would only make the issue worse so its not a solution. Now I do realize in the base and ring world weaver is kinda cheap (its what I had laying around). Now if i turn my scope all the way down and count the clicks up its 298 clicks, so im assuming basically 75 MOA of adjustment. So now I am going to put the cheap tasco back on and see if it zeroes. If it does it still doesnt solve my problem with the Nikon. So my next thought would be get a new base and set of rings. Im thinking an EGW one piece and leapold rings. Anyways if you guys have any other ideas please let me know before I fork out another $100 bucks on a $300 gun.