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#7007171 - 12/22/17 10:15 AM Need some help Guys
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What height rings would I need for a 50 mm Objective?

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#7007184 - 12/22/17 10:21 AM Re: Need some help Guys [Re: snake oil]
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Depends on a lot of factors. Rifle, barrel contour can be a factor, and every brand of rings is a little different. Iíve used mediums and even lows before, but you just never know til you try. Unless somebody has the same rifle and scope and rings as you.


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#7007189 - 12/22/17 10:22 AM Re: Need some help Guys [Re: snake oil]
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As long as the barrel isnít some huge MUT or straight taper medium rings should work.

Originally Posted By: Ritter
Tim here is an easy way to determine which rings will work with your scope and rifle combination using a grade school ruler.
Measure the heights of the ring base and ring itself then add them together. Subtract half of outside dimension of the objective. You're looking for a positive value. If you get a negative value then go up to the next taller ring. You can usually find the dimensions for the bases, rings and objective diameter on the manufacturers website.

[rail height + ring height] - [bell diameter x 0.5]
If the value is positive, then your bell will clear the barrel. You want to keep the scope as low as possible so you can maintain a good cheek weld.

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#7007201 - 12/22/17 10:26 AM Re: Need some help Guys [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
somebody has the same rifle and scope and rings as you.


This. Post the rifle/scope/rings combo and you'll get more accurate answers.
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#7007203 - 12/22/17 10:27 AM Re: Need some help Guys [Re: snake oil]
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I have ran 50s in mediums on a lot of guns.. of course, not everyone's medium is the same..
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#7007212 - 12/22/17 10:30 AM Re: Need some help Guys [Re: snake oil]
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Unfortunately, we don't have standard measurements across the board. Badger mediums might not be the same height as Talley mediums, or Vortex mediums, or Burris mediums. It is a headache to find real measurements on scope heights from one manufacturer to the next. I asked Skylar to build us a chart, but he's been lolly-gagging for three months. peep

Having said that, I use Badger Ordnance mediums on everything. They will clear a 56mm objective and give me the proper sight height coupled with a Triad Tactical stock pack.

Of course your stock, and natural point of aim, will dictate the proper ring height for you.
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#7007247 - 12/22/17 10:51 AM Re: Need some help Guys [Re: snake oil]
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Weatherby Vanguard in .257 wby. Leupold 4.5x 14 vari x3.........This is not a bull barrel.


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#7007251 - 12/22/17 10:55 AM Re: Need some help Guys [Re: snake oil]
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Pretty much everyone's "mediums" are going to work. But you might have a better cheek weld, and natural point of aim with some manufacturers "lows". Then again, some manufacturers "lows" might not let the obkective clear the barrel.

I think your best bet is to call Skylar at SWFA, as he knows a ton, and he can walk into the warehouse and put his hands on them. Great man to deal with.
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#7007279 - 12/22/17 11:08 AM Re: Need some help Guys [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Pretty much everyone's "mediums" are going to work. But you might have a better cheek weld, and natural point of aim with some manufacturers "lows". Then again, some manufacturers "lows" might not let the obkective clear the barrel.

I think your best bet is to call Skylar at SWFA, as he knows a ton, and he can walk into the warehouse and put his hands on them. Great man to deal with.


Thanks very much I'll do that.

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#7007292 - 12/22/17 11:16 AM Re: Need some help Guys [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Pretty much everyone's "mediums" are going to work. But you might have a better cheek weld, and natural point of aim with some manufacturers "lows". Then again, some manufacturers "lows" might not let the obkective clear the barrel.

I think your best bet is to call Skylar at SWFA, as he knows a ton, and he can walk into the warehouse and put his hands on them. Great man to deal with.


Agree 100%. Heís been great to deal with.
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#7007325 - 12/22/17 11:32 AM Re: Need some help Guys [Re: snake oil]
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Ive got a Vanguard in 22-250 and 30-06 in the house. The 22-250 has a 40mm scope on it and it's fine with low rings (dunno manufacturer). The 30-06 sits slightly higher with high Zeiss rings, with a Conquest 4.5-14x50mm. It has a jaw anchor rather than a cheek weld but it works for us, matter of getting used to. But if I had known better, I would've consulted and bought medium rings instead. Skylar knows his stuff, has helped me with optics related stuff via email.

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#7007331 - 12/22/17 11:37 AM Re: Need some help Guys [Re: snake oil]
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Originally Posted By: snake oil
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Pretty much everyone's "mediums" are going to work. But you might have a better cheek weld, and natural point of aim with some manufacturers "lows". Then again, some manufacturers "lows" might not let the obkective clear the barrel.

I think your best bet is to call Skylar at SWFA, as he knows a ton, and he can walk into the warehouse and put his hands on them. Great man to deal with.


Thanks very much I'll do that.


Yessir.
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