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Question scope mounts, high or low?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by jimmyhackers, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. jimmyhackers

    jimmyhackers Well-Known Member

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    asking out of curiosity.

    i imagine low level mounts are....more accurate/ or require less adjust ment for differnet ranges. as theres ever so slightly closer to the barrel. anything in it?

    just wondering why you'd choose one over the other? it it purly if you have a wide end lens pick a high mount for clearance?

    thanks in advance
    jim
     
  2. mattyts

    mattyts Donator

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    It's quite complicated but...

    lower mounts require less hold over at closer ranges

    higher mounts require less hold over for longer ranges,I think,been a long time since I've thought about it but it makes sense since you see FT shooters with riser blocks.
     
  3. landymick

    landymick Big Poster

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    Some times you need Medium or High mounts to clear the mags on PCP's no matter what size your objective lens is one example is AA s410.
    For hunting i prefer medium mounts which is a bit of a compromise of low & high & usually sets up the scope right for eye relief with a cheek piece.
     
  4. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    I use high mounts,

    not for any technical reason, but comfort:)
     
  5. Bemused

    Bemused Engaging Member

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    I use high mounts and a riser rail for three reasons.

    Firstly, comfort in the FT sitting position, less crouched more head upright.

    Secondly to flatten the tracjectory at 50 / 55 yards. This far distance is the most tricky to range find with any scope so flattening the trajectory out at this point means less clicks from 50 to 55 yards and less POI error due to miss rangeing.

    Thirdly its an excuse for added bling :D
     
  6. Akita177

    Akita177 The Absolute State of Britian podcast

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    For HFT shooting i use low/medium mounts helps give you a tight check weld to help minimise PX error and being close to the barrel gives 2 advantages to me flatterns close aim points good for the close ranges reducers and i feel it helps with slight rifle cant errors.

    Field target i a like the mounts high up on riser blocks or even higher and scope rail, this helps flattern the long aims points which helps the harder to range targets i.e the long ones, also makes the gun more comfy in the sitting posistion, on a FT gun you will have and adjustable cheeck peice so a high scope isnt an issue.

    Hunting i preffer medium to low mounts with a 40mm or 32mm front scope objective.
     
  7. Trampilot

    Trampilot Keyboard Hero

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    For me it depends on the stock as to what scope I fit. My 95 with CS500 stock needs a high mount regardless of the scope so I've got a big 56mm scope fitted! Whereas my HW80 has a standard stock and I find the comb quite low so I've gone for a 44mm scope and medium mounts.
     
  8. SteveO

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    This is a really helpful thread to me, I am about to fit a Huub shroud to my Ultra and looking at my scope (TAC30 - 42mm) it's going to foul the shroud (or at least the screw on scope caps will) I was worried about using higher mounts as I read before that the scope should be as close to the barrel as possible.

    Now if it will help longer range targeting to have higher scope mounts then that will be a huge bonus to me and will also mean a more comfortable shooting position as I feel all scrunched up when shooting the Ultra - being a big guy! Fitting and removing the mag and fitting my NV rig will also be improved.

    Thanks for this! :up:
     
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  9. landymick

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    So to summarise there is no one answer no right or wrong depends on type or size of scope which rifle or stock to be fitted on & the use or type of shooting that your doing.
    Which ever size you use try to get good quality mounts.
     
  10. Clubshot

    Clubshot Clubshot

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    Also some have to use High Mounts on Multi Shot Guns to allow Clearence of Magazines -

    BOB/R
     
  11. loki_79

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    Don't forget that the gain you make in a flatter trajectory at longer ranges is lost at close range, so unless you are only shooting at ranges greater than 20 yards it will be a compromise. E.g. for HFT high mounts will make the holdover required on 8 yard shots even greater. Also, as mentioned previously, higher mounts will amplify cant errors.
     
  12. imorik

    imorik Busy Member

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    Whichever height is the most comfortable to use.........then learn your aim ponts for that set up ;).
     
  13. jimmyhackers

    jimmyhackers Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the advice. its a low magnification scope, so ive orderd low. at a fiver a pop if i get it wrong i can always get some more :)
     
  14. mattyts

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    If your scope mounts cost a fiver you might as well use duct tape and tie wraps...
     
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    Unless there is an issue with mag clearance or objective bell clearance on your scope for instance then my personal opinion is "as low to the receiver as possible" but the choice is yours !...

    Others will say different for various different reasons !...
     

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