High or low scope mounts?

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by gavin hopps, May 9, 2013.

  1. gavin hopps

    gavin hopps GP 2015 C GRADE CHAMP

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    Hi im new to comp shooting. And have seen people with scopes close the the rifle barrel but i have also seen people with the scope realy high up off the barrel.
    Im wondering if there is more of a benefit for one then the over. Or is it more up to the shooter.
    Thank you gav
     
  2. NJR 100

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    Higher mounts can give a flatter curve on the longer ft tagets, so less clicks and thus if you mis range more chance of a hit by not dropping or being to high, wind not an issue. slight down side is more clicks at low ranges.
    Lower mounts usually more for Hft ranges to give a nice flat curve around 15 - 35 yards, though i know some ft shooters that do well with lower mounts.

    Try a set up up with both, but remember to go high if going high.
     
  3. tugg

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    typically low mounts will give you tighter close range aim points and high mounts give tighter aim points on your long ranges.
     
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    I suspect you are doing HFT, if thats the case then you are best off using low mounts, ie keep your scope close to the barrel.
     
  5. gavin hopps

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    Ya i am doing hft. Well i think i will leave it as it is with low mounts then. But i will give high ones a go as im thinking of doing some ft comps next year as well.
    Thanks everyone
     
  6. Conor

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    You can get raiser blocks from Sportsmatch which will increase your height without having to change your mounts, also a rail made by AJP or Jon and you can slide the mounts onto it. Would be an option if you wanted to keep you mounts the same and no fiddling with removing the scope from mounts and having to set eye relief, align cross hair and rezero.
     
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    Use the mounts that suit you ;). No point in low mounts if you have to get into a uncomfortable position to use them, use higher mounts if they suit you and learn the aim points. I have a longish neck and find low mounts impossible, prefer high mounts myself. A comfortable shooting position makes for a more accurate shot.
     

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