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Unread 03-27-2008, 09:35 AM
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Scope too close?

After watching the video I got to wondering about the bushnell elite I just mounted on my VTR,it BARLEY clears the barrel,could this cause future problems with the recoil knocking the zero off?Thanx.
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    Nonya,

    Interesting question.

    Before I became anxious from watching that video I had a scope on a 270 Win, Mauser action, with clearance between the end bell and barrel would tolerate a single sheet of printer paper but not two. It was that way for over 30 years.

    Would I do it again. Nah.....

    A thought just popped into the ol' knoggin. Place a piece of scotch tape, about .002 thick on the barrel under the front edge of the end bell, put some chalk or some thing that will leave a mark on its top. Load and shoot then look. Heck, I'm full of dumb ideas like that
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    I have checked the barrel for signs of contact,dont see anything yet.
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    NONYA,

    Sorry, i don't have imput on your scope question (other than i had a scope that close on a 300 WIN and it never seemed to get knocked off), but can i see a bigger picture of that buck in your signature? That thing looks awesome - i love stuff like that.

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    Unread 03-28-2008, 08:35 AM
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    Well if you are absolutely positive there is no contact you should be gtg..But why not try some higher rings and be done with the worry?, worry leads to doubt which leads to a place I try not to visit, called, I wish I would have done it right the first time.
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    NONYA

    I like my scopes close (Just enough to get scope covers on).

    But if you are worried then get the next hight up and move your
    rings farther apart(Closer to the eye peice and the objective lens
    to minimise scope flex.

    I saw a fellow let his rifle fall over and it landed on the scope and
    was bent down touching the barrel at the front ring . (It was a zeiss
    and the rings were very close together ).

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    As I said there is clearance,I like to keep my scopes as low as possible,thats they why I shoot.Im not going to add a cheek piece to my stocks to see through the scope while tight against the stock.BTW thats as far apart as the Leupold base/rings go.
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