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3.5x10x40 M1 or 4.5x14.50 M1?????

 
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Old 07-27-2002, 11:38 PM
 
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3.5x10x40 M1 or 4.5x14.50 M1?????

I am trying to figure out what scope to mount on my 338 Lapua. It has a #7 heavy contour lilja 28". Mcmillian hunter stock.

I want the 4.5x14 power and wound have premier reticles put on the M1 turrets. But, I worry about the 50mm being too high for a good cheekweld. So if it meant a better mount I would sacrifice and get the 3.5x10x40 M1.

I normally wouldn't shoot past 600 yards.

OPINIONS?????

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Old 07-28-2002, 03:28 AM
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Re: 3.5x10x40 M1 or 4.5x14.50 M1?????

Dear John

Cheekweld ?

if you shoot standing / seating position hight cheekweld is better because more confortable .

If you shoot prone low cheekweld is very unconfortable and most of shooters rise their scope to shoot prone .

I don't understand why you want low scope mount ? from 40 to 50 there is only 10 mm ( around 3/8 inch ) on the diameter 5 mm ( around 7/32 inch ) that not 7/32 of inch which can destroy the accuracy of the gun most of my rifles wear 50 or 58 mm scope and even if my silhouette rifles have 40 mm scopes ( Leupold 18x40 Premier ) I have 1.5 inch hight scope mount and I get the targets .

perhaps try the 3.2-17x 44 mm SN3 from US OPTIC with low scope mount from US OPTIC ?

good shooting

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Old 07-28-2002, 06:50 AM
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Re: 3.5x10x40 M1 or 4.5x14.50 M1?????

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John,

I had your same concerns awhile back. I have a rem 700 in a A-2 stock, #7 barrel. Originally I mounted a Leu.3.5-10x40LR in Badger standard rings and 20 moa base. Stock weld felt fine.

Eventually I "had to have" a 6.5-20x50 LR scope. I put it in Bager medium rings. Stock weld feels just as good. Scope clearance is .06" from barrel with Butler Creek lens caps in place.

The heighth difference between the Badger standard and medium rings is only .062".

My method of checking proper scope heighth is to close my eyes, shoulder the rifle, then open my eyes and see where things are. No problem at all with the 50mm objective in the stock/base/rings in my configuration.

good shooting, MM
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Old 07-28-2002, 08:43 AM
 
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Thanks Dantec and Montana!!
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Old 07-28-2002, 08:45 AM
 
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Re: 3.5x10x40 M1 or 4.5x14.50 M1?????

Montana, how high above the bore is the scope mounted? (the 6.5x20)
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Old 07-28-2002, 03:40 PM
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Re: 3.5x10x40 M1 or 4.5x14.50 M1?????

Johnny,

My best measurement puts the centerline of the scope 1.86" above the centerline of the bore.

Here's my math:

.885" - center of ring to top of base.
.3" - top of base to top of front receiver ring
.675 - top of front receiver ring to center of bore(I estimated the receiver at 1.35" diameter, divided by 2)

Adds up to 1.86"

Should be within 1/10th inch of actual.

MM
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Old 07-28-2002, 09:49 PM
 
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Re: 3.5x10x40 M1 or 4.5x14.50 M1?????

So it is definitely under 2" then?
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