Rifle Scopes Scope mount - is this too close?

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I mounted a scope/rings combo I purchased used from a member on this board. The scope mounts level, but *just* makes contact with the rail system on the barrel of the rifle.

Do I need taller rings?

Thanks,
John


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JBurer

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Re: Scope mount - is this too close?

I think it is making very light contact on the rails.
Can you explain what can happen to the scope if the rifle is fired this way?
Thanks,
John
 

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    Re: Scope mount - is this too close?

    If you can't slide a folded paper I wouldn't shoot it you can bend the tube... if you think it is making light contact, it is, so change the rings.
     

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    Re: Scope mount - is this too close?

    Thanks lowlight - I'll be buying some new rings!