Re: Schmidt & Bender PMI
Älg. if you take a look at Brown Dogs reticle picture you will see what i mean by the reticle is thick. see the size of the 308 bullet holes, notice that the reticle apparently covers more of the target than is the width of the bullet holes, thats what i mean. I have several rifles that stick thier groups into the size of a 308 bullet hole, but i have to concentrate like mad to get the reticle in exactly the same place as i believe the reticle width covers .1mil(1cm) at 100m. which means its easy to stretch what would be a 7mm group out to 12mm ish almost doubling the group size, not that 12mm is anything to be scoffed at, but shooting tiny groups bench rest style is the home of the target reticle. Luckily i don't spend much time at a bench and i have every confidence that where ever i put the cross thats where the bullet goes. For long range hunting of banging steel gongs or putting holes in a figure 11 target, the reticles in the S&B PMII are just perfect. Bagder, TPS, Talley EAW all make 34mm rings. Badgers are the best.
3sixbits. personaly i would have the strange tapered dovetail on that Sako machined straight and i'd put a picatinny rail over the top of it, its an easy job to do, if you wheren't so far off i would do it for you whilst you made us breakfast. Picatinny is the easiest , most adaptable and most reliable mounting system available.