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Unread 07-29-2011, 09:22 PM
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Scope height

Where do i measure to get distance for data input
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Unread 07-29-2011, 10:31 PM
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Re: Scope height

Center of bore, to center of glass.
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Unread 07-30-2011, 09:22 PM
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Re: Scope height

Don't get too wrapped up in this figure. It doesn't make a lot of difference. I just went to http://www.vortexoptics.com/content/lrbc and entered the following info:

Factory Ammo - Black Hills Gold .308 Win 168gr AMax
100 yard zero
4550ft elevation
45 degrees, 58% humidity, 25.47" pressure

Scope height - 1.5" - 1,000 yard drop = 35.5 moa
Scope height - 2.0" - 1,000 yard drop = 35.1 moa

Try it for yourself. I leave the scope height at the 1.75" default anymore. Worry about reading the wind and not scope height in tenths of inches. One less thing to worry about.

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