Scope - bore measurement

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by drpbroun5, May 26, 2008.

  1. drpbroun5

    drpbroun5 Well-Known Member

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    Guys,
    How critical is the exact height above bore measurement of a scope in calculations of the ballistics of a load? I'm using Sierra Infinity 5 and Exbal. What is the best way to measure it? I have in the past just tried to measure this by using a ruler and eyeballing it. I know y'all must have a more accurate way. Thanks for your response.
    Paul
     
  2. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    The center of bore to center of scope measurement is not super critical but does play an effect. For instance a 6.5mm 140g A-Max traveling 3000fps at an altitude of 1500 with a center of bore to center of scope distance of 2 3/4" with a 100 yard zero has a drop value of 24.4 moa at 1000 yards and 99.6 at 2000 yards. Now if all we change is the sight height to say 3", the drop value of the same bullet at 1000 yards is 24.2 moa and 2000 yards is 99.4 moa. A mere 1/4 moa. So you should be able to measure center of bore to center of scope with using a ruler and come very close without it making a huge difference.
     

  3. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    I use a dialing caliper to measure the center line of scope to the bore center line.
     
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  5. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    Thanks for the update, but what does that have to do with scope to bore measurement?:confused:
     
  6. ss7mm

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    Like has been said, it's not overly critical but get as close as you can. You can measure the barrel dia. and the scope dia. and take half of each, then add the distance between the scope and barrel to the two radius measurements mentioned and you would be about as close as you could get. Just remember :) to take the dia. measurements on the same vertical plane so that the measurements at least make some sense.;)