New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Scope height
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

Scope height

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/25/2011 at 23:00
rustic View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar

Joined: September/30/2011
Status: Offline
Points: 1461
What is the right distance between the objective bell to barrel(1/4, 1/8, 1/16)?
 
I have a tikka t-3 lite and am going to pick a 1" 40mm scope. I am understanding talley lows will work the best? Am I on the right track??
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/26/2011 at 07:48
bugsNbows View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Master
Optics Jedi Master
Avatar
bowsNbugs

Joined: March/10/2008
Location: Florida
Status: Offline
Points: 9285
There is no "right' distance. Most folks just try to go as low as possible and still leave visible clearance. I try to get around 1/8 inch / 3mm or so if possible. If you are going to utilize scope caps/ covers, you'll need a bit of room for them. Tikka, Talley's and a 40 mm scope (of decent quality of course) sounds like a winning combination. Good luck. 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/26/2011 at 09:16
rustic View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar

Joined: September/30/2011
Status: Offline
Points: 1461
Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

There is no "right' distance. Most folks just try to go as low as possible and still leave visible clearance. I try to get around 1/8 inch / 3mm or so if possible. If you are going to utilize scope caps/ covers, you'll need a bit of room for them. Tikka, Talley's and a 40 mm scope (of decent quality of course) sounds like a winning combination. Good luck. 
 
Low or extra low?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/26/2011 at 16:18
bugsNbows View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Master
Optics Jedi Master
Avatar
bowsNbugs

Joined: March/10/2008
Location: Florida
Status: Offline
Points: 9285
Originally posted by rustic rustic wrote:

Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

There is no "right' distance. Most folks just try to go as low as possible and still leave visible clearance. I try to get around 1/8 inch / 3mm or so if possible. If you are going to utilize scope caps/ covers, you'll need a bit of room for them. Tikka, Talley's and a 40 mm scope (of decent quality of course) sounds like a winning combination. Good luck. 
 
Low or extra low?


I'm not 100% sure. Talley's run a bit high typically. I'd suggest you give them a call or call SWFA and ask for their opinion. Good luck.


Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/26/2011 at 19:48
rustic View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar

Joined: September/30/2011
Status: Offline
Points: 1461
The scope rings that came with the rifle put an old tasco 40mm scope I had laying around 1/4 of an inch above the barrel. I was told today that is entirely too high.
 
I suppose it makes a difference on the brand of scope -- not all 40mm scopes have the same outside diameter??
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/26/2011 at 20:42
300S&W View Drop Down
Optics God
Optics God
Avatar

Joined: January/27/2008
Location: Burlington,WV
Status: Offline
Points: 10592
 
  1/4" is "entirely too high" ?!?!  I don't think so.
 
  To give you an idea of the o.d. of 40mm scopes my 3-10x40 Weaver GS measures 47.2mm o.d.  My 4.75 x40 Weaver GS is 47.2mm.  My 6x40 Simmons is 46.6mm.
 
  My 4x32 Conquest measures 37.8mm o.d. and sits 3/8" hi above the bbl in a set of low Talleys(x lows weren't available then).  The high comb on the stock makes it a good height FOR ME.  I'm thinking the x-lows would work with a 40mm scope but I'd check with SWFA first. As bNb says Talleys run a bit high. I consider their lows as mediums.
 
 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/26/2011 at 20:54
rustic View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar

Joined: September/30/2011
Status: Offline
Points: 1461
Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

 
  1/4" is "entirely too high" ?!?!  I don't think so.
 
  To give you an idea of the o.d. of 40mm scopes my 3-10x40 Weaver GS measures 47.2mm o.d.  My 4.75 x40 Weaver GS is 47.2mm.  My 6x40 Simmons is 46.6mm.
 
  My 4x32 Conquest measures 37.8mm o.d. and sits 3/8" hi above the bbl in a set of low Talleys(x lows weren't available then).  The high comb on the stock makes it a good height FOR ME.  I'm thinking the x-lows would work with a 40mm scope but I'd check with SWFA first. As bNb says Talleys run a bit high. I consider their lows as mediums.
 
 
A 1/4 looked fine to me but I am not an expert.
I was also told by the same guy the rings came with my Tikka T-3 lite are "junk" they seem like they are well made.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/26/2011 at 21:20
300S&W View Drop Down
Optics God
Optics God
Avatar

Joined: January/27/2008
Location: Burlington,WV
Status: Offline
Points: 10592
 
  The hi/low thing can be tricky.  Most of the time I'd guess lowest would work but I do have one set up where the scope is a bit too low.  I have to do a FIRM cheek weld but it's nothing I can't live with.  The structure of ones face and stock design can also be a deciding factor.
  As far as those Tikka rings go I've read a few posts that lean both ways but have no personal experience with them.  If your concerned and if he don't post here you can PM Urimaginaryfrnd and ask him.  He's got Tikka experience.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/27/2011 at 02:29
cb_rem View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: April/22/2011
Location: Kaliforniastan
Status: Offline
Points: 17
As mentioned, the height is matter of preference. I've used 50mm on Talley lows on a T3 lite (the barrel contour lets you get away with it). The bikini cover was a snug fit.

I put a Zeiss 40mm on Talley lows in t3 lite and there was more than a 1/8" gap.

BTW, SWFA sells Talley x-lows.
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Scope height"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
Scope height above barrel axis?? Kray Tactical Scopes 10 3/21/2006 9:24:08 PM
scope height deerkiller Rifle Scopes 6
AR-15 Scope height and options?? bookworm Rings and bases 4
scope height in relation to bore grimreaper21 Rifle Scopes 11
Scope height jackG Rifle Scopes 5
scope height not found 1fliride Rings and bases 0
Scope Height SCook12 Rifle Scopes 5
formula for scope block height Hank45 Target 8
Scope rings height. Buster95 Rifle Scopes 5
Ring height, M99 Barrett and SS scope Cuznguido Rifle Scopes 2


This page was generated in 0.406 seconds.