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need help which rings too use?

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Old 04-24-2010, 11:42 AM
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need help which rings too use?

trying too decide medium 1.00 rings or high 1.125 for mounting my NF 3.5x15x50 scope, the gun is a surgeon scalpel , heavy contour barrel , base has 20 MOA . Iam pretty sure the mediums will clear but it just seems alot of long range rifles are set up with higher than needed rings, is this for tradjectory ?
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:49 AM
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Re: need help which rings too use?

I use mediums for on my MK 4. I like them. I dont have an adjustable cheekpiece so I find that with the highs I get poor cheekweld. I also find the highs too bulky, but hey... whats a quater inch?
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:04 AM
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Re: need help which rings too use?

I have Med Burris Tactical rings on my Surgeon action with a Mark 4 6.5-20x50mm. There is about 1/4" gap between the 4" sunshade and the heavy contour barrel. For best results the scope should be mounted as low as possible without hitting the barrel.

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Old 04-26-2010, 08:25 AM
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Re: need help which rings too use?

I have a Savage target action with a heavy straight contour barrel with a EGW 20 MOA rail on it with a 50mm scope on top. I had 1" high 30mm rings which I replaced with 1/2" (medium) 30mm Burris Extreme Tactical Rings. This brought my scope down to about 3/8" from the barrel. Now I have sent back the medium rings to be replaced with the 1/4" (low) rings. I am hoping that with the low rings I will still have enough room to put flip up lens covers without touching the barrel.

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Old 04-26-2010, 01:28 PM
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Re: need help which rings too use?

The EGW base is kind of tall and I had to trade in my Burris Signature high rings in for the mediums to fit my Burris Black Diamond 50mm.
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:23 PM
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Re: need help which rings too use?

Was reading this thread and got to thinking what the differance dope would be using low rings to high rings so I got on my ballistic calculator and here is the following results:

just using generic info .308, 220 gr, 3000fps, 0 altitude, 29.92, no wind, 59 degrees, 500 meters,

with a sight in at 100 meters

1st using a scope height of 1.5 inches it shows the dope for 500 meters at 9.89 moa adjustment

2nd using a scope height of 2.5 inches shows the dope for 500 meters at 9.19 moa adjustment

Shows me that moa adjustment for a higher scope mount actually goes down
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