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^^^. That is not correct. 77/17,77/22, 77/357, and 77/44 take the same height rings front and back. 77 mk1, mk2, and Hawkeye takes different height rings front and back.
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My post was for Eric 300’s post.
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I have the same rifle and scope set up as yours. The problem can occur if someone removed the front pressure pad under the barrel fore-end to free float the barrel.
The free floated barrel will appear to "droop" and shoot lower. That factory pressure pad can add 10" to 15" elevation at 100 yards. Your choices can be to either shim the rear ring (0.010-0.015") or add back the front pressure pad. It worked for me.
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I have a question for the OP. Is this a slip fit barrel model because if it is this can certainly make a difference.

John
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Old 06-28-2020, 02:59 AM
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I have a question for the OP. Is this a slip fit barrel model because if it is this can certainly make a difference.

John
Going by his serial number it is a slip fit/ v-block barrel.
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:50 AM
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I have the same rifle and scope set up as yours. The problem can occur if someone removed the front pressure pad under the barrel fore-end to free float the barrel.
The free floated barrel will appear to "droop" and shoot lower. That factory pressure pad can add 10" to 15" elevation at 100 yards. Your choices can be to either shim the rear ring (0.010-0.015") or add back the front pressure pad. It worked for me.
Well I ran a dollar bill between the stock and the barrel all the way down to the stock screw, definitely nothing touching the barrel. Would this pressure pad be located between the screw and the end of the stock? To me it appears to be free floated.

This pressure pad you mention, what material is it made of and approx where is it supposed to be located on the stock?

And Yes, this is a V block/ slip fit barrel model, I believe it is a 1997 manufacture date.
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Old 06-30-2020, 07:16 AM
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The pressure pad is located at the very front end of the stock just ahead of the front sling stud. The pressure pad is actually part of the laminated stock and appears as a slight bump in the forend of the stock. Most people sand down this bump with sandpaper and a round wooden dowel to free float the barrel. It should be obvious when you look at it. You can restore the pressure pad with several thicknesses of shim stock. I preferred to use 0.050" thick rubber inner tube as a pressure pad to enhance barrel dampening. You can add several thicknesses of shim material until you see the point of impact come back up to your scope range. Another alternative is to buy one of the adjustable V-block devices on the market that have a set screw or a bump to help raise a "drooping" barrel. However, my experience is that they will tighten the barrel but will not restore all of the lost elevation.

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Old 06-30-2020, 01:09 PM
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I just installed a .010 aluminum shim under the rear ring (Guys, Thanks for the Feedback on which ring to Shim) I was heading the wrong direction before. I will shoot it and see if that solves the problem. If not I will have to address the stock shim issue, the only thing I worry about is affecting the accuracy by putting a pressure point on the barrel.

I appreciate all the feedback, I will keep you posted
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