scope base question

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Devestator, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Devestator

    Devestator Active Member

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    As I've said in my other posts I have a Marlin x7vh with a Bushnell Elite 6500 4.5-30x50 om it mounted on leopold mark 4 medium bases. If I were to get a 20 MOA weaver base what I need high rings instead?
     
  2. 4ester

    4ester Well-Known Member

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    How close is your scope to your barrel now?

    Unless it is really tight I highly doubt you will need to change ring height.
     

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    Devestator Active Member

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    I think i have maybe about 3mm between the barrel and the objective lens, im at work now so id havta measure when i get home.
     
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    Maybe i can take a few more pics if thatll help
     
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    Ok well i measured and ant the tightest spot (right at the beginning of the objective lense) its got 1/8" of space between it and the barrel. I also have a 5" sunshade on the scope. Do you think ill get away with medium rings on a Weaver 20moa base?
     
  6. 4ester

    4ester Well-Known Member

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    I would say the canted base would cut your gap in half. Which in my opinion is too close according to your measurements. Go to higher rings just to be safe.

    And now you can put butler caps on it too.
     
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    If theres is only a really tiny gap isnt that good that its so close?