Is it to much

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Sean223, Apr 16, 2015.

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  1. Sean223

    Sean223 Member

    Dec 10, 2014
    I have 12mm between scope objective and barrel. Is this to much and will it affect my acracy. I could change it or buy a different mount but if it doesn't matter to much I could live with it. Mybe am just worrying to much. Thanks for any help guys.
  2. LouBoyd

    LouBoyd Well-Known Member

    Oct 15, 2007
    What's important is that your eye aligns comfortably behind the scope when you have a comfortable hold on the rifle. A proper hold is a subject of it's own. Proper scope height depends not only on the rifle and scope but every bit as much on the shape and dimensions of YOUR face.

    There is nothing magic about trying to keep a scope close to the barrel....or far away. You do need to input the actual spacing of the centerline of the bore to the centerline of the scope to obtain correct results from any ballistics computer program.
  3. Rich Coyle

    Rich Coyle Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2013
    All my scopes are high. I hold them very lightly like I would a BB gun and found high works well for me. If it feels good it is.