need help which rings too use?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Scalpel, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. Scalpel

    Scalpel New Member

    Apr 23, 2010
    trying too decide medium 1.00 rings or high 1.125 for mounting my NF 3.5x15x50 scope, the gun is a surgeon scalpel , heavy contour barrel , base has 20 MOA . Iam pretty sure the mediums will clear but it just seems alot of long range rifles are set up with higher than needed rings, is this for tradjectory ?
  2. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2008
    I use mediums for on my MK 4. I like them. I dont have an adjustable cheekpiece so I find that with the highs I get poor cheekweld. I also find the highs too bulky, but hey... whats a quater inch?
  3. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2008
    I have Med Burris Tactical rings on my Surgeon action with a Mark 4 6.5-20x50mm. There is about 1/4" gap between the 4" sunshade and the heavy contour barrel. For best results the scope should be mounted as low as possible without hitting the barrel.
  4. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    I have a Savage target action with a heavy straight contour barrel with a EGW 20 MOA rail on it with a 50mm scope on top. I had 1" high 30mm rings which I replaced with 1/2" (medium) 30mm Burris Extreme Tactical Rings. This brought my scope down to about 3/8" from the barrel. Now I have sent back the medium rings to be replaced with the 1/4" (low) rings. I am hoping that with the low rings I will still have enough room to put flip up lens covers without touching the barrel.


    GNERGY Guest

    The EGW base is kind of tall and I had to trade in my Burris Signature high rings in for the mediums to fit my Burris Black Diamond 50mm.
  6. elkstalker300

    elkstalker300 Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2004
    Was reading this thread and got to thinking what the differance dope would be using low rings to high rings so I got on my ballistic calculator and here is the following results:

    just using generic info .308, 220 gr, 3000fps, 0 altitude, 29.92, no wind, 59 degrees, 500 meters,

    with a sight in at 100 meters

    1st using a scope height of 1.5 inches it shows the dope for 500 meters at 9.89 moa adjustment

    2nd using a scope height of 2.5 inches shows the dope for 500 meters at 9.19 moa adjustment

    Shows me that moa adjustment for a higher scope mount actually goes down