Ring Spacing question

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Geezer, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. Geezer

    Geezer Well-Known Member

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    With the Picatinny or newer Weaver one piece bases, you have quite a range in the possible location of the rings on base and scope. Assuming that your choice of spacing allows proper eye relief, is there any advantage to having the rings spaced farther apart, or closer together? Is there any rule of thumb about where on the scope tube the rings should be positioned for best support? Or should you just put 'em where you think they look best?
     
  2. Guest

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    I would adjust the rings for the best eye relief and suport of the tube.
     

  3. Chrismadrid

    Chrismadrid Well-Known Member

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    is there any advantage to having the rings spaced farther apart,

    [/ QUOTE ]En theory YES.

    The longer the inter mount distance - the less room there is for misalignment as a tiny (up/down or left/right) error has less overall angular error.

    Good bases on good rings - well maybe not much advantage. Shitty cheap rings on a less than perfect dovetail - OH YES!