best hight for ft scope

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  1. merlot

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    wot do you think the best hight for a ft scope is im plannng on a pardoe rail on my walther with bkl riser blocks and reach forward bkls on top of that. is hight an advantage
     
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    Yes and no.
    less clicks from 0 to 55.
    more from 8 to 0.

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  3. maestro

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    If your scope can exactly rangefind from 7-8 yards then put the scope high (7-8 cm CTC), you'll have to dial a lot for the very close targets, maxbe even have to hold over some mildots when run out of the clicks but who cares while your trajectory is flatter on the bigger distances . This is my case with the S&B.

    If your rangefinding starts from only 12-15 yards then maybe it's better to use a smaller height, about 4-6 cm.
     
  4. rich

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    Another factor is the type of course you are expecting to shoot.
    If they are mostly 45 yard plus targets then go for the high mounts, but if it's a course with lots of reducers at shorter distances and probably some very close small kills a more modest height would be useful.
     
  5. Jon

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    It then becomes very top heavy bringing other things in to the equation.

    A gain of 20mm ish in height hasnt knocked any clicks off, its just moved the peak of trajectory further out, in my case 30 yards from 24. Thats only done 2 clicks, whereas i used to dial for 30 before.

    With what you are planning on doing i would be more concerned with zero shift and crossover.
     
  6. luddite

    luddite I Love HFT

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    Sit in a comfortable shooting position with your eyes closed, open your eyes and where your eyeline is is the best position for your scope.
    Next question.
     
  7. RobF

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    that's about how i set mine up... set up the stock without scope so comfortable, then put the scope at that height... used riser blocks to determine that height, then had a rail made to suit.
     
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    I have had every height from next to the barrel up to six inches above it . the height i settled on is three and a half inches line of flight to line of sight ??? HOLLY
     
  9. berty177

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    Scope height

    Merlot,

    There are advantages etc with having the scope as high as possible.

    Personally I would set the scope up to what you feel most comfortable with, if thats having the scope an inch off the barrel or 4 inches off the barrel it doesnt matter as mainly it feels comfortable. My scope is less than an inch off the barrel and its comfortable which is all that matters in my opinion...


    Berty
     
  10. rick

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    If you are going to use high mounts you also need to shoot with a level. Once you start with scope rails and hamsters canting becomes an issue especially shooting across sloping ground.
     
  11. merlot

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    hi maestro you answerd one of my questions on scop hight wot is your zenith on your set up being 7-8 cm centre of barrel to centre of scope many thanks danny:D
     
  12. maestro

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    It's about 27 meters (nearly 30 yds), the CTC distance is 8.3 cms.
     
  13. maestro

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    Excuse me, but it has nothing to do with the scope height, the canting error is the same with either high or low mounts.
     

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