Cant get my glass forward enough

bnewt3

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T3x with Talley Lowdirect mount bases with a VX-Freedom 4-12x40. My natural shooting position must be really far forward(but not so far that the scope would ever touch my face) because I can't get the scope mounted forward enough to stay in the eye-releif window.

I didn't go with a picatinny base because my natural eye alignment is low on the receiver, these Talleys still aren't low enough and I don't think the Extra Low rings would be low enough either.

So I guess I'll have to switch to a picatinny rail and add a cheek riser.

Anyone else run into this?
Any other options?

I have no interest in swapping the stock unless someone gives me one.
 

KenLee

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T3x with Talley Lowdirect mount bases with a VX-Freedom 4-12x40. My natural shooting position must be really far forward(but not so far that the scope would ever touch my face) because I can't get the scope mounted forward enough to stay in the eye-releif window.

I didn't go with a picatinny base because my natural eye alignment is low on the receiver, these Talleys still aren't low enough and I don't think the Extra Low rings would be low enough either.

So I guess I'll have to switch to a picatinny rail and add a cheek riser.

Anyone else run into this?
Any other options?

I have no interest in swapping the stock unless someone gives me one.
Leupold STD line offers extension rings to get you farther forward
 
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mxgsfmdpx

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Stay in the scope with the sight picture you want. Now fully cycle the bolt action without losing your sight picture. How close it is to hitting your face?
 
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I haven't been able to find the Tikka rings and now I see Warne makes some. I may need to check those out.
The warne can pinch scope tubes the um rings are a far superior product.
 

Jakerex

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Use two Talley extended rings, or mount a plate / rail that lets you move back and forth as much as you want.


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Jakerex

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Other brands than Talley make extended rings too. Usually you get one standard ring and one extended in a pack, so you may have to get two packs of rings to get two extended rings.

You could also get an AR style mount of you really need to move forward a lot


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mxgsfmdpx

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The warne can pinch scope tubes the um rings are a far superior product.
These are the bees knees so far on two of my rifles. Going on two more after hunting season is over.
 
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Ditching the talleys and getting sportsmatch or UM will address your mounting position limitations.

The other thing that's somewhat related - how do you shoulder the rifle? If sticking stock deep in the "shoulder pocket" and not being square with the rifle, your eye gets closer to the scope. Here's a recent video addressing this and how it impacts LOP and eye relief.
 
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mxgsfmdpx

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Ditching the talleys and getting sportsmatch or UM will address your mounting place spot.

The other thing that's somewhat related - how do you shoulder the rifle? If sticking stock deep in the "shoulder pocket" and not being square with the rifle, your eye gets closer to the scope. Here's a recent video addressing this and how it impacts LOP and eye relief.
I’m ditching a set of talleys for another set of UM rings as we speak. Much much much better mounting setup!
 
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