Scope Risers

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by Red8989, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. Red8989

    Red8989 Member

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    Hi all,

    I was just wondering what benefits you have the higher your scope is. Is it the case that the higher the scope, the better?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. OzzyJ

    OzzyJ New Member

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    Firstly comfort and secondly it reduces the number of clicks for the longer ranges.
     
  3. Recoiling Rob

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    Its easier to breath if you're carrying a bit of excess weight :eek:
     
  4. Gary Martin

    Gary Martin sultans of spring

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    as stated less clicks between the longer ranges, but at closer ranges the reverse applies.
     
  5. C.Eaton

    C.Eaton Confirmed Anschutz Nut...

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    It's swings and roundabouts as the higher the scope you are effectively riding the downward curve of the pellet so reducing the clicks between ranges. But at the close end you then have to dial more as the curve is more pronounced.

    The other factor which is often ignored is that the higher the scope the more care you have to take keeping the rifle perfectly vertical, any cant left/right will be magnified by the the scope height giving shots to the right if the rifle is canted left and shots go left if canted right.
     
  6. sven

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    Wrong there Mr. C.Eaton. The height of the scope does NOT affect the cant error. It's an old myth but not true and proven so. See Andras Feteke-Moro his experiments here: http://www.szottesfold.co.uk/2012/03/high-scope-and-canting-end-of-ancient.html
     
  7. scruff

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    if scope mounts are too high, you tend to get more wobble due to weight of scope being top heavy...especially if you have a extended hamster as well....:eek:o
     
  8. C.Eaton

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    Excellent article backed up with practical findings, I guess I was one of the majority that took it as read that a higher scope has to introduce greater cant error which of course is proved wrong in that article.

    One thing which is stressed though is that any variation in cant is bad, so for any height of scope a bubble is pretty much a necessity.
     

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