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How to choose scope mounts?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by bstaff, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. bstaff

    bstaff Well-Known Member

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    Hi all im trying to sort out my scope on a new to me mk2 tx200. The existing mounts have run screws and i think an older scope was replaced when traded in and eye relief may not be right.

    So scope i have is a 3-9 x40 hawke endurance 1". So its old and im not sure what eye relief is or parallax set at.

    Not sure what effect higher mounts would make on aiming ease of use. Thought it colud help face positioning. Is this so. I may have a largish dome!

    Any advice be appreciated. Thanks
  2. landymick

    landymick Big Poster

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    Depends what mounts you have now ,the 40mm obj scope will need medium mounts but if this is too low for you try high mounts.the cheek piece on a TX can accommodate either for fit.Eye relief won't be affected as such as for parallax the best position for you will help here.
  3. oliver13

    oliver13 Donator

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    Generally I think you want the scope as low as possible, & then work on your head position to accomodate this even if the cheekpiece needs some packing, keeping the sight line near the barrel bore has advantages when you come to figure out your aim points & hold overs.

    As far as eye relief goes I tend to mount the scope mount bottoms where I think they should be - best guess based on looking through it like a telescope, put the scope in the cradles & then move it back & forwards to see how it works out. I don't think it's something you can give a formula for, you just have to fit it & see how it goes.

    When you think it's OK tighten all the bolts & do a few test shots, but it's surprising how much you can compensate for a faulty set-up so don't hesitate to loosen everything off & start again.
    A good test is to mount your rifle with your eyes closed, then open them & everything should be spot on, & I mean spot on, if you find you have to make some accommodation to get the sight picture you should address it & not keep on compensating.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2015

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