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Old 07-20-2008, 8:44 AM
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Default What ring height for my rifle?

What ring height for my rifle?

1. Measure the base height from the top of the action to the top of the base.
2. Know the rings center point (example: Badger Medium +0.885”, Standard +0.823”) and add this distance to the first measurement.
3. Now, measure the bell (just because it says it’s a 42mm bell does not mean the outside is a 42mm), divide it in half and add 0.125” for the scope cap.
4. Subtract this distance calculated in steps 1 and 2 from the distance calculated in step 3. This will tell you where the bottom of the scope bell will be. This will help give you an idea of what ring to choose. You can go further. For example, let’s say we came up with 0.15”.
5. Now placing a flat ruler on the action, figure out where you would like the scope bell to be.
6. Measure down from the under side of the ruler to the top of the barrel. Let’s say this number is 0.25”. You will take the 0.25” and subtract the 0.15” to give you a 0.1” clearance. Now you know the rifle, scope, and rings will work as long as it is (+ number).

I hope this helps!
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:09 AM
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Mac you lost me at 2 when the numbers came up. LOL
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:54 AM
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Ouch.. Can I just get a spreadsheet?
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Old 08-15-2008, 4:12 PM
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This formula works well but can be hard to explain.

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