Txhillbilly beat me to it, so read his and here is some more......
Originally Posted by bushmaster74
I'm not sure how to post pics on here except on my profile. I've used BSA scopes ( which I know are poor quality ). Bushnell and Nikon and have tried several brands of rings. Nothing over $30 set of rings though. I'm tryin to sight in with a laser bore sighter I'll get some pics today and try to post. Do you guys think putting a 1in riser would help??? Thanks for the help guys
A riser is not the problem, if you can get your eye directly behind and center of the scope, and the objective lens bell doesn't touch any part of the gun....you should be good with the scope height (ring height). Without some detail, we are shooting in the dark trying to help you.
What kind/model laser bore sight are you using? Have you used it before on other rifles and familiar with how it works? What type/brand/model rings are you using?
Your can bore sight the old fashion way. Take the upper off the lower. Rest the upper on a firm rest (such as a sand bag). Set a bulleye out at 20 to 25 yards (use something in your backyard, and get it as far away as reasonable, with a bullseye target or something you can see through the bore of your rifle. Line the upper looking through the bore (chamber end) on the target. Without moving the upper raise you eye to look through the scope. Adjust the elevation and windage until the cross hairs of the scope are on target, and without moving the upper, when you look through the bore, the bore is aligned with the target.
If you are doing this for the first time, give it time, as if you move the upper even a slight amount going from looking through the bore and the scope, you may need to go back and align it again.
Also, your adjustments will be backward......example: line up the bore on the target. Look through the scope and if the cross hairs are high on the target......adjust the turrets high (as in moving bullet impact up).
This method of bore sighting will get you on paper at 25 yards (which is the best the laser bore sight is expected to do) so you can make the final zero adjustments with live fire, at the distance of your choice.
I would take out the ring shim.....it's only going to make things worse in the long run, and you certainly don't want to shoot with a shim in the rings. Unless your shim is under the rings between the bottom of the ring mount and your receiver bases......in which case take it out anyway.
More details and photos in your profile will work.....