Re: scope height to bore
very important, i prefere to find the specs on my mounts and scope rings, you can also measure from the bottom of your barrel to the top of your scope at the bell subtract the radius of each and there you have your scope hieght. it's usually 1.5-1.8 on a bolt gun
Keep in mind the animals we shoot for food and display are not bullet proof. Contrary to popular belief, they bleed and die just like they did a hundred years ago. Being competent with a given rifle is far more important than impressive ballistics and poor shootability. High velocity misses never put a steak in the freezer.