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  1. shooter74

    shooter74

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    I recently purchased a custom rifle built on a trued 700 action. It was a really nice buy. The particulars of it are as follows. Keiger #17 heavy contour 8.5” twist rate, haven’t measured the length yet but is 26” or longer, McMillan stock, nf 20moa mount and rings, nf 5-20x56 30mm tube scope illuminated retice, jewel trigger. All this with a 6 br chamber which I will be having recut to a dasher. My question is, it has the extra high 1.375” mounts nf also. Is there anything to gain using these vs trading for a set of medium’s to get the scope closer to the bore? I have to hold my head really high to get behind the scope, it does have an adjustable cheek piece which I can raise to get a good check weld. But then I can’t remove the bolt for cleaning and such without lowering it. New to a dedicated lr style rig any help is appreciated thanks in advance.
     
  2. boltfluter

    boltfluter Gold $$ Contributor

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    No advantage other than personal preference that I can think of. I like my scopes as low to the barrel as is practical. Just my .02.:D:D

    Paul
     
  3. shooter74

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    What I have always done also. Just wanted to make sure I wasn’t going to loose a bunch of my vertical adjustment or something crazy like that thank you.
     
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  4. powderbrake

    powderbrake Gold $$ Contributor

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    Is your adjustment the screw type? If so, yes they are a pain when removing the bolt. The clamp type are easier, just unloosen the knob, and the cheekpiece drops or can be pulled out.

    Why Dasher? Perhaps a 6BR A would do the job, with no neck turning and simple fireforming for the extra velocity. Unless you are in competition, the 6BR will generally do the job out to 600 yards.
     
  5. shooter74

    shooter74

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    It is the clamp style, I own 2 br’s already one in a 12 twist and an xp-100 with an 8 twist. Just wanting something a little different to play with without having to revamp all my loading setup.
     

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