I have found what I think is a good reload recipe, which is the recommended load for the 168 gr Nosler bullets I'm shooting. It is WAAAY more tame than the surplus stuff that was beating the crap out of me and my arm.
Now I can have a problem. The POI is about 1 foot higher than the scope's highest click at 100 yards. This is a standard PSO scope. Bought it from Tantal way back when I was going to put this on my normal AK.
The rail is roughly aligned to the bore but apparently not exactly. Removing the rail will be an extremely unpleasant and time consuming undertaking. The rivet installation was a bugger and I really don't want to do it again. Unless I have to.
I wonder, therefore, if I could adjust this PSO scope by disassembling the bottom bracket and shaving part off the end, then loctiting it back together? The end result, I hope, would be the rail points it slightly more upward, since the rear "riser" would be slightly shorter, perhaps 1mm, than the front riser. The scope assembly seems like it is aluminum or some other lightweight metal, so it shouldn't be too hard to file the mating surfaces.
Thoughts? Should I suck it up and redo the rivets? Or could I successfully file on the scope mount?