scope mounts

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by tc, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. tc

    tc Member

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    My question is about a high rise (see thru) scope mount. I recently brought my 209x 50 Encore to be set up with high rise scope mounts, so that I could still use my iron sights. The store workers suggested strongly against this, stating concerns for accurracy and the possibility of the scope "jarring" or moving too much.
    I personally know several people with this set up who could not be happier. With this in mind, I do not need to hold a 1/2 inch pattern at 300 yards. I'm happy shooting 4 inch groups at 200.
    Does anyone have any sugestions?? This is a hunting gun!
     
  2. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    tc
    Give some thought to how you hunt. See-thru mounts are notoriously easy to jar out of alignment, I watched a friend lean his rifle against a fence post and as it started to fall he caught it by the scope just before it hit the ground, point of impact moved over 3"(found out the hard way....missed.) Now I suppose something could have been loose but it shot just fine through sight in and 3 boxes of shells just plinking.

    Point is if there is a chance you will be banging around in the thick woods or on the unstable ground of a mountain side I'd find something more solid.
     

  3. thocon

    thocon Well-Known Member

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    I thought the same thing when i first starting using a scope,iron for close shots.But i have found the truth is in practicing shouldering your gun on target,i think i could hit skeet now.Learn to trust yourself.And if it isn't right your mounting system isn't right.Scope to far forward,back,low,or high.
     
  4. tc

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    Winmagman, Tho, thanks for the replies.
     
  5. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    TC, I would urge you to mount your scope low. It is true that a high mount is not as strong. Another problem not with just your 209X50 but also with centerfire & rimfires,
    trajectory tables are set-up with low mounting in mind (about 1.5"). Also, a lower cheek weld will lessen the effects of paralax & increase accuracy. A 3x9 type scope set on the low end if close range shooting is likely will
    give you adaquate field of view. When I was a kid, we would
    go outside & aim at flocks of black birds as they flew overhead. Yea, I grew up in the sticks. Now I can keep a running Rabbit in my field of view. With practice you will not need a high mount.
     
  6. Pete Lincoln

    Pete Lincoln Well-Known Member

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    Forget the see through mounts. get a decent picatinny type rail in the rifle and use some decent scope mounts, a type that you can remove and rifit with one of those handy little pocket torque wrenches, you will then have optimum scope mounting and still be able to whip the scope off to use the iron sights if you want.
    Pete
     
  7. Guest

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    Your probably not going to shoot farther than 300y so why not go with a 1-5 or 2-7 power scope. Than you can crank it way down for the close in work and still have some mag for the longer shot.