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I just got my SL8-6 and put a Burris Eliminator on top. The front bell wouldn't clear the rail so I added a riser. I am now about 3" above bore. I just ordered the Lowprofile rail from HKParts.net which will basically negate the riser. I took the setup to the range the other day and with Federal .223 55gr. FMJ I had to put the very top of the vertical retical on the target to even get on paper. The cross hairs were below target off paper. I have tried to find a elevation compensator rail but I have only found Leapers for airguns.

I am a bit frustrated due to my investment in the setup, which I intend for long range shooting, 200 - 500 yds.

I have very little scope experience and any advice on fixing this issue would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Nice looking machine your running there.... too bad the pic is so small we can't get a better look at it...
Maybe you could post a better pic, I'm curious to see how your coloring job turned out, looks cool from what I can see.

Have you made any attempt to contact Burris about a compensator for their scope since it doesn't take standard rings...?
Seems to me they would be the ones to answer this to get you on paper with their proprietary mount....

I know Nikon scopes have their inhouse rings made for their .223 scopes... of coarse they are a cheaper route which is what I went with for my converted SL-8.
 

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I looked at the Burris website and didn't find anything helpful. I'll try to call them on monday as they don't post info on use with HKs. I'll post a better pic, the one I had was from my phone. I do have a Nikon BDC rifle scope(love it!) but I have married that to my Marlin 444. Holds zero perfectly at 100/200 yds. If I can't get this worked out, I might make the switch.

Thanks!
 

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I would think it wouldn't matter what rifle the scope was mounted too - IMO they should have a mount riser to compensate....
If not that is a MAJOR fail on their part for not having flexibility built into their scope.
Good luck with them on the phone.... I was looking hard at those Laser scopes when I was shopping, I hope they become more popular in the future and more companies offer them up to us....

BTW, if your pic says 800 x 600, that is not what is being displayed here.
Looks like it got resized....
 

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The rail is the 3 rail set from HKparts.net. The Bi-pod is a Champion brand 6-9" w/ swivle knob. About $28 from bigsupplyshop.com. I had to add a Bipod rail adaptor and it was an extremely tight fit to get he stud through the bi-pod plate once attached, but it works well. I might upgrade to the HK bi-pod to free up the rail. I'll see how it goes this summer.
 

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I guess gun are alot like computers in that 95% of problems are user error. I found that:

1. The camo tape I used created a slight rear elevation where i ran it between the rails,
2. the mount on the burris has a portion in the middle that doesn't have the picatinny notches so therefore when I clamped it on it was at a lower front
elevation. At the very front of the burris mounting rail is a singel picatinny notch piece that when I lined it up with the front of the riser rail, it leveled the
scope. It was originally hanging off the front of the riser.

Plus I cut away all tape from the rail area so it is metal on metal.

Off the range next week to try it again. I'll have proper pictures then.

Thanks again for your replies!!
 

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That's a great job adapting that rail. I did order the Low-profile rail from HKParts basically negating the riser I had to use. It looks better and a bit closer to the barrel. I am going to look for one of those SL8-1 rails to see if I can make it happen. I will post new pics later tonight or tomorrow. Kids went away and took my camera. Bought another one last night so images coming soon.
 

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While I have your attention, have you or anyone else had luck with having the barrel threaded for either a suppressor or muzzle break. I have an AR I built with the Dragon Head break installed and nobody even acknowledged my shots. Then I pulled out the SL8-6 and upon discharging the "cannon" people 3 lanes away from me jumped out of their chair, literally. I want to do some hunting on a farm but the owner insists on a suppressor so as not to stress the cows and horses. Any suggestions?
 

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Please try to fix that pic I'm dying to see the full fledged color scheme.

Here's what I did with mine.




Sent by "TheNexus" from the future on SkyNet
That is really nice looking. I've always liked the SL8 conversions.
 

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I sent TBostic my barreled upper and he threaded on a AAC Brakeout 51t for me - did a great job and turn around was lickity split in less then a week... Great price as well...

I sent my barrel over to tbostic to have a Brakeout installed..... here's what he quoted me...

just threading , $75.00 plus the return shipping . If you need it cut down , threaded pinned and reprofiled and reparkerized $200 plus return shipping

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You can reach him here...

[email protected] or here View Profile: tbostic - HKPRO Forums
 
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