Will 50 Mm Scope Fit On Medium Rings

After you’ve decided on a high-quality scope mount brand, one of the first questions you’ll need to make is, “How high would I need the scope mount to be?” As a general rule, it is better to keep the objective lens of your scope as near to the barrel as possible, hence low or medium-height scope mounts are preferred. 

The benefit of this is that the flight of your bullet or projectile will be near to the scope’s crosshairs, reducing hold under / holdover. However, your eye line may occasionally be above the centerline of the scope, in which case you will need to utilize higher sight mounts to bring the centerline of your rifle sight in line with your eyesight.

Will 50 Mm Scope Fit On Medium Rings

A mount that is 0.98′′ or 24.90mm to the scope’s centerline is required for a 50mm scope (25.4 mm per inch). The low mount gives you 0.94′′ and the middle mount gives you 1.06′′.

This is due to the fact that the Weaver / Picatinny sight mounts/scope rings are mounted on a Picatinny or Weaver rail. This raises the scope ring’s height, allowing a medium-height scope mount to be utilized when installing a riflescope with a 50mm focal plane. When a 56mm focal is used, a high scope is the best option.

To choose the proper height ring, determine the height of half of the riflescope’s widest point (usually the objective bell of the scope), then know the height first from the bottom of the ring mount to the center of the ring mount, and choose the ring mount height that is slightly over half of your riflescope’s width.

Low Ring Size for scopes with objectives up to 44 mm and standard barrel contour. Medium Ring Height for scopes with objectives up to 50 mm and standard barrel contour. A 50 mm scope will not fit in the medium rings. They are excessively low.

Does the height of the scope influence the MOA?

Higher scope height does increase this angle slightly, but it is insignificant in comparison to the 30+ MOA you must dial up at longer distances when regular canting errors become substantial.

What exactly is the distinction between dovetail and weaver mounts?

3/8′′ dovetail rails are a typical, standardized form in the rimfire industry, and they are affordable to mill into the frame of the handgun. Although Weaver rails and Picatinny rails seem similar, they are not necessarily interchangeable. Weaver slots are also more compact than Picatinny slots.

Commonly, a dovetail rail is any linear mounting bracket with an inverted trapezoid (dovetail) merge running parallel to the barrel for attaching a scope or diopter sight to a rifle (though the hexagonal-profiled Weaver rail and Picatinny rail also are derivative dovetail designs).

Is a larger objective lens preferable?

The wider the objective diameter, given that very same magnification, the higher the light-collecting power. As a result, the image has better quality and is brighter. Large-diameter objective lenses, on the other hand, make binoculars larger and heavier.


The riflescope’s brand and model also influence which height sight mounts/rings you need to utilize when mounting your scope. This is due to the fact that certain rifle scope manufacturers employ thicker materials, which allows the objective lens diameter to be the same, i.e., 50mm, but the total diameter to differ. The width of your scope covering is another consideration. I hope this information has helped you figure out if a 50 mm scope would fit on medium rings! Enjoy hunting!

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