Re: Scope-Ring question?
The clearance off the rifle just determines the minimum ring height. What's important is that your eye lines up with the scope with your face comfortably laying against the stock for a good cheek weld.
No one can tell you what rings YOU need since they don't have your face handy to measure. Putting the scope closer to the rifle is not necessarily better. Scope height affects point blank range, canting sensitivity, and several other things
Since you've already ordered the parts wait till you get them and see if you screwed up. Most people find a way to hold the scope in place to determine what's right. I bought several sets of cheap Chinese aluminum rings just to hold scopes when testing for the right height. Cardboard and tape will work if the scope doesn't fall off and lands on the floor. Dropping kills many more scopes than recoil.
Last edited by LouBoyd; 10-01-2011 at 11:02 AM.