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Thread: Scope mounting - enough clearance?

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    Scope mounting - enough clearance?

    Mounting a bushnell 50mm scope on a .308 T3 varmint. Thanks to Bewsher500 I have set of low optilock rings to try and these seem to give me about 1mm clearance between underside of the objective bell and top of the barrel at the tightest point. I can slip 3 sheets standard printer paper under but 4 sheets sticks.

    Should this be enough clearance?

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    I have scopes fitted with similar clearances without problems.
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    That's sounds perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by takbok View Post
    That's sounds perfect.
    +1 perfect mounting I reckon.

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    I did this and then the bolt would not open fully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavarianbrit View Post
    I did this and then the bolt would not open fully.
    Mmmm.... didn't check that as I was only loose fitting it last night and bolt wasn't in. Hopefully won't be a problem though given the short bolt lift on the T3.

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    got a pic...

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    I'm hopeful this is going to be OK as the alignment at the occular end is really good from my natural cheek weld. If I need to go higher it's going to be a more awkward head position. I also want to get on and shoot the bloody thing!

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    Mine is the same, works fine.

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    my conquest on the 300wm is super close, less than a mm
    no issues

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    Thats miles of clearance, the saddle mount of my Zeiss clears the rail by about 3 thou, just see light throught the gap.


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