Scope gap with barrel

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by meatyrem, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. meatyrem

    meatyrem Well-Known Member

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    I mounted a vortex viper 6-20X50 on my sendero. My question is. How much gap between scope and barrel is too little? Scope is not touching but there is very little air between them.
     
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    Wedgy Well-Known Member

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    Can you get a cover on the scope ?
    I like to have a least 1/8" space. I have ground down the flip up cover to fit but that was on a small caliber rifle, on something with significant recoil I might want a little more space.
     
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    meatyrem Well-Known Member

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    I may have half that. More like 1/16 gap. I was thinking I may need to use high rings.
     
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    meatyrem Well-Known Member

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    meatyrem Well-Known Member

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    Just ordered the high rings to be done and over it and I can use these med rings on another rifle for an excuse for a new scope.
     
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