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How close is too close?

 
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:22 AM
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How close is too close?

my new barrel is going to put my 50mm mark iv about 1/16 inch above the barrel. should I be looking at getting new rings? thanks.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:19 AM
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Re: How close is too close?

I think, which is just my opinioin...That as long as it's atleast 1/16" above, you should be fine, and nothing should be affected, b/c barrel harmonics aren't gonna jump 1/16 of an inch...

I'm pretty sure that as long as nothing's touching, then you should be fine.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:29 AM
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Re: How close is too close?

The only concern I would have is if you plan on putting caps on the scope. There will be need to be room for them to fit. 1/16" will likely be too close.
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my new barrel is going to put my 50mm mark iv about 1/16 inch above the barrel. should I be looking at getting new rings? thanks.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:19 AM
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Re: How close is too close?

I like about three times that but only because I run pop ups on everything.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:39 PM
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I like about three times that but only because I run pop ups on everything.

Good idea if you use some of the flip up covers or have a stock with a low cheek piece.

The down side to high scope mounting is the scope to bore centerline. The greater the centerline
dimension the greater the error if you cant the scope and a change in the point of conversion.

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Re: How close is too close?

I have a couple close.Main hunting I have srew in cap when not in use and other a screw inclear just to protect main lens.
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