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So it seems that my low talleys are put on backorder but I have access to medium talley mounts at my local sports store...   I'm in no hurry to get them but i'm starting to wonder if the lows are the better choice.
 
They will be used to mount a 3x9 on a 30/06 and I think the maximum range I plan to shoot is 100 yards, it will be used mostly for hunting unless I get into long range target shooting. So will the low mounts have any advantage over the medium ones in this circumstance?
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all things being equal the cheek weld is better the lower the scope, your circumstance may also depend on bell size which you didn't mention.
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The closer you can get the scope to the center of the bore the better ,but the medium rings will work just as well all depends how you hold the gun and where your cheek weld is. I have both heights and no problems.

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Originally posted by lexmark lexmark wrote:

So it seems that my low talleys are put on backorder but I have access to medium talley mounts at my local sports store...   I'm in no hurry to get them but i'm starting to wonder if the lows are the better choice.
 
They will be used to mount a 3x9 on a 30/06 and I think the maximum range I plan to shoot is 100 yards, it will be used mostly for hunting unless I get into long range target shooting. So will the low mounts have any advantage over the medium ones in this circumstance?


front bell, 40mm, 50mm????
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Originally posted by lexmark lexmark wrote:

So it seems that my low talleys are put on backorder but I have access to medium talley mounts at my local sports store...   I'm in no hurry to get them but i'm starting to wonder if the lows are the better choice.
 
They will be used to mount a 3x9 on a 30/06 and I think the maximum range I plan to shoot is 100 yards, it will be used mostly for hunting unless I get into long range target shooting. So will the low mounts have any advantage over the medium ones in this circumstance?


front bell, 40mm, 50mm????
 
sorry, I thought it was irrelevant
 
40mm
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Originally posted by rifle looney rifle looney wrote:

The closer you can get the scope to the center of the bore the better ,but the medium rings will work just as well all depends how you hold the gun and where you cheek weld is. I have both heights and no problems.
 
 
 
which one do you prefer?  I would think the med are more comfortable to use as you don't have to bow your head down so far...
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This will vary with different set up's but yes that is true!
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Originally posted by lexmark lexmark wrote:

Originally posted by rifle looney rifle looney wrote:

The closer you can get the scope to the center of the bore the better ,but the medium rings will work just as well all depends how you hold the gun and where you cheek weld is. I have both heights and no problems.
 
 
 
which one do you prefer?  I would think the med are more comfortable to use as you don't have to bow your head down so far...


With Talley's...normally... low rings for a 40mm (& 42mm), medium rings for a 50mm. Talleys sit a little higher than most. If it were Leupold bases and rings..normally low rings for a 40mm, high rings for a 50mm. As mentioned though it depends on your setup. These settings hold true for me using m700 rifles, Leupold, Swaro & Zeiss scopes.









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The more cheek "meat" you can get on the stock the better.  Ideally, it's good to be able to smash your cheek bone right down onto the stock.  It makes for a more stable shooting platform; thus the lowest rings you can get on there are better as a rule.  Though if you use the taller rings you can always shim up your cheek weld with an aftermarket pad or something.
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I've found that most of my rifles, using a 40-42mm scope generally require medium rings.

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