Newbie needs help

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Reach, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. Reach

    Reach Active Member

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    I have a warne 20 moa 1 pc base on a remy la and would like to know what height leupy mk 4 rings i would need for a 50mm bell. Scope is 1"....TY, Pete
     
  2. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Here you go ...

    Leupold Mark 4 Tactical Scope Rings

    Ring Height vs. Objective Lens Diameter
    Low Height:for up to 36mm
    Medium Height: 40-44mm
    High Height: 46-50mm
    Xtra High Height: 56mm
     

  3. LouBoyd

    LouBoyd Well-Known Member

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    You might as well ask us what shoe size you should buy. The answer is what fits YOU.

    The correct height scope rings will place the scope in line with your eye when you have a comfortable and stable hold.
     
  4. Reach

    Reach Active Member

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    What I meant is what height rings would put the bell closest to the barrel.TY..Pete
     
  5. LouBoyd

    LouBoyd Well-Known Member

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    To determine the ring height which will miniize the barrel to bell separation you also need to know the diameter of the barrel at the point where the scope bell passes over it, the diameter of the receiver, the height of the base, and the minimum acceptable separation. But the advantages of having the the scope centered on the eye when the rifle is properly held far outweigh any advantage of having the scope closer (or farther) from the barrel. Of course the scope should not touch the barrel including during recoil and should not interfere with feeding and ejection. Raising the scope and adding a cheekpiece is sometimes a desirable solution.