I am picking up a new stainless synthetic Sako 85 in 243 calibre this week. I have a Zeiss Duralyt 3-12 x 50IR scope to put on it, I want to mount the scope using a set of stainless steel Optilock bases and 30mm rings but I could do with a bit of advice as to which height rings to go for. I am probably going to fit a set of butler creek lens covers on so I think the medium height rings are probably the way to go, But I wondered if I could get away with using the low version without the objective scope cover rubbing the action.
Also is there any real advantage of using low rings compared to medium ones. I have read that the lower the scope is mounted to the bore the better, but in reality does it make any noticeable difference?. You views would be greatly appreciated.