Ever guess what height scope ring you should buy and they turn out too short or too tall? Lord knows I have. Precision Products has come out with the Right Height Scope Tool to help avoid problems just like that.
The Right Height Scope Tool arrived in a retail ready package with easy to understand instructions.
After I dug all the components out of the package I laid them out and looked at the instructions. It was very easy to understand and all the hardware was safely contained in a small bag.
Here is the dovetail risers attached to the scope cradles. I planned on trying the tool out on my Remington 552 Speedmaster first.
Fitting the scope tool to the dovetail mount on the 552 was really easy, they fit onto the rail tight and provided a stable mount to accurately gauge the best ring height.
The next step was to lay my el cheapo Tasco scope into the cradles. The cradle has two sides to it providing the right size cutout for whatever scope you might have laid in there.
Since the cradle was far too high I pulled the scope off and loosed the thumb screws to slide the cradles down.
I bottomed the scope tool out in hopes that it would be low enough. I was in luck, enough clearance with just enough height to make a proper cheek weld possible.
You can see on the back the measurement markings.
I dug through my box of random scope rings and found a pair that would fit the bill nicely.
Since I was waiting on a new barrel and handguard for my SPR (Special Purpose Rifle) style build I decided to break out my SBR to try the scope tool out on a flat top AR-15. The risers we a bit too snug and the plastic it is made of wasn’t quite tough enough to withstand the 1913 rail. You can see the bits of plastic all over the top rail.
I had a cheap scope laying around so I laid that in the cradles. The process is just like before, after laying the scope in place I loosened the thumb screws to slide the cradles into place.
Again the height markings help you easily decide how tall your rings need to be, with this information you can get onto a ring manufacture website and select the perfect fit.
Looks pretty ridiculous on my SBR … I don’t think I will be ordering rings for this.
As I said earlier, the plastic the risers are made from was chewed up pretty easily by the 1913 rail on the AR upper. I don’t think they would survive more than a dozen uses on Picatinny rail.
The Right Height Scope Tool is available directly from Precision Products. It carries an MSRP of $19.95 AUD and $14.00 in the USA. You can learn more about the Right Height Scope Tool at the Precision Products website or the order page. If you are building a precision rifle or are about to order some high dollar rings looking into the Right Height Scope Tool might be worth the $20 spend to make sure you buy the right part.
This post originally was run on The Firearm Blog - http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/07/07/review-precision-products-right-height-scope-tool/