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Thread: Scope Rings - Naive QUestion

  1. #16
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    The extra low in 30mm works fine with the 30mm VX5 2-10x42 on a Tikka T3x so would work okay on the 30mm VX3i 4.5-14x42 and give you an even lower cheek weld.
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    Depending on the stock and the position of your check bones and eye relief, going too low might result in a lot more felt recoil and a crappy shooting position that leaves you feeling like you are hunching over the stock especially if you shoot from different holds or positions.

    Something to try and be aware of - if it's a new rifle scope combo I haven't played with before I'll get a set of rings from a local dealer on a try/exchange basis if they aren't right on the stock - or get them to set it up and try it. Surprising how much difference a small height change can make to your comfort and repeatability of fit when shooting - it's not just about fit of the scope.

    Large objective (50mm+) scopes sit a little higher eye line wise, and often these are more confortable for me than a compact 30mm scope on extra low rings with a high-comb stock. A lower comb stock that has more drop below barrel centerline could be fine though.



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