I just had these scope rings laying around so i decided to use them and bought the Nikon scope. Got it from OpticsPlanet.
Why is the scope so high off the barrel?
1. They were the scope rings I had at the time.
2. Having the scope is 2" above the bore, might make my bullet "float" further down range.
If my scope 0 meets my boar 0 at 50 yards, my bullet trajectory will be moving upward until that point allowing for less bullet drop by the time it floats past the 100 yards. How much this is affected I don't know because the Nikon site didn't take this into account.
ALSO, I can still use the iron sights, clear as day under the scope rings.