ft scope hight

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  1. merlot

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    Hi has anybody tyed differant scope hights and how it affects clicks at long and short ranges
     
  2. Darron

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    Hi Merlot,
    you will see a lot of the guys using riser rails rather than mounts this is to get the scope to a height where it takes advantage of the flattest part of trajectory. This both reduces number of clicks between ranges and means that the opportunity to register a hit even if your a yard or two out on the longest targets increases.
     
  3. Conor

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    Yes high scope gives less clicks at longer distances and more at closer distances.
    The oppose happens with a very low scope.
    You are basically moving the same trajectory curve closer or further away from you.
     
  4. merlot

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    ft scope height

    So if you are playing the long game targets 30 to 55 yards the higher the better would you say if you miss range
     
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    It's comfort and head position that are just as important as rangefinding. Too high can upset the balance and centre of gravity.
     
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    Riser rails are all about rifle fit and comfort, reducing a couple of clicks at long range isn't what it's all about.
     
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    Bear in mind that if you fit a riser rail for the scope, you'll probably need cheek piece extensions as well.
     
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    Thanks all
     
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    hight - slope/angle

    Hi,

    Would anybody know the slope or angle needed for a 40mm high scoperail? lets say we shoot jsb exact.

    Kind regards
    Yoeri
     
  10. AndyIoW

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    I quite agree, I have a 28mm AJP riser on my Ripley to get my head in a more comfortable position i.e. more upright. Did not really find it made the longer distance clicks that much different.

    15yd to 25 are 38 clicks ( use the lines beneath the verticle for the closer ones) and 35yd to 55 is the same number of clicks. 25-35 are covered by 1 click so they all stay the same, which I set to 0.
     
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    Depends on the scope, the distance between mounts and off course the rifle.
     
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    My luck

    So would there be a way in knowing the slope for a bullpup steyr scoperail for a march with third eye dovetail mounts, with the hight of the rail to the underside of the mount being 40mm at the breech end? My best guess is 0.5 ° or 30MOA. Should be near that I think.

    Cheers
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