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endo284 12-19-2011 12:32 AM

Sight height?
 
Hat is meant by the term sight height when used for calculating bullet drop? Is it the distance from bore to center of apperature?

JonM 12-19-2011 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by endo284 (Post 655097)
Is it the distance from bore to center of apperature?

yes.

but the bullet doesnt really care how tall the sight is. the main reason people like a low mount is it allows for a better cheek to stock weld. the higher the scope is off the gun the harder it is to keep proper repeatable weld.

for long range shooting the higher scope mounts (if im not mistaken) means less reticle movement there is after zero for majing adjustments for distance.

c3shooter 12-19-2011 12:42 AM

As said. Think about it for a moment- when you are calculating bullet strike in inches hi/low, where is the sight in relation to the bore? Is it a fixed sight- or a 50mm scope sitting a half inch above the barrel? One adds a quarter inch, one adds an inch and a half.

MidnightExpress 12-19-2011 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by endo284 (Post 655097)
Hat is meant by the term sight height when used for calculating bullet drop? Is it the distance from bore to center of apperature?

Yeah, center of the rifle bore to the center of the aperture or scope crosshairs.


Damn, I need to learn to type faster.

endo284 12-19-2011 12:49 AM

Thanks for the quick response fellas! Much appreciated!


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