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I was just wondering if scopes mounted higher off of the bore than others are inherently less accurate because of the height. If so, why?Thanks for any info.

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I've found so far that the higher the scope is off the bore, the more adjustments you're gonna use up if you can't shim the mount to point lower. I found that out from mounting optics on SMLE rifles. As for being inherently less accurate I can't tell.

Practical accuracy takes a hit because of ergonomics. Your cheek mount will be a chin mount and its consistency will suck.
 

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If talking purely accuracy, mounting a scope higher will not effect the accuracy of the rifle. It will put the scope a bit more off centerline from the bore and require adjusting more in order to zero at closer ranges, but thats about all. The cheek weld point made by muzzle is a very good one also.

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Pet peeve

Large objective scopes currently in vogue in Europe are my pet peeve.

Buy a Sako rifle and try to find a low Sako scope mount. They don't exist!! It seems that everyone in Europe uses a "moon scope" for use in night hunting.

I only wish that someone over there would use a low mounted scope. But Leupold make a low Sako mount.


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