Originally Posted by motrophyhunter
Mounted my Huskemaw on my new custom 7mag and have only 8/1000's clearance between the barrel and scope, do you folks think this may cause any problems being this close.
The old saying that as long as it clears it's ok is not true because; When a rifle fires there are
harmonics that cause the barrel to flex unless it is an extremely heavy one. Also the scope
will surely flex because of recoil and the first movement of the objective bell is downward at
So the scope needs to have enough clearance to allow some flex without contacting the barrel
The wider the spacing of the rings will help but there is no substitute for enough clearance.
I Like about 1/8th of an inch (No more) With or without flip up caps.
On rifles like the 22 rim fire it probably wont hurt but with any modern center fire rifle there
will be some contact each time at fireing.
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