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Old 01-25-2013, 08:50 PM
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Need Advice on a Build

I have a Remington 700XCR in 338 Lapua. I am needing some help on mounting a scope on it. I want to shoot it at 1000+ yards. I am looking at a NightForce scope, either the 8-32X56 or 12-42X56 NSX scope. I see there are two different rails available to mount the scope to, the 20 MOA and the 40 MOA. I have no idea which would be needed for the 1000+ yard shots. Also, I do not find a chart to tell me what height rings to use to mount it.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:43 PM
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Re: Need Advice on a Build

The 20 MOA rail will get you to 1000 yards and beyond. The 40 MOA rail is for getting everything out of your rifle that it is capable of. I have a Savage 300 wm with a 20 moa rail and I am over 1000 yards. The Nightforce has a lot of internal adjustment so it will get you out there. I am not sure what rings will be needed with the 56mm objective; you may have to go with high rings to make that work, but I am not sure. Calling Nightforce may help with that.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:39 AM
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Re: Need Advice on a Build

Be careful on scope choice as the 12-42X56 NSX has very limited internal travel. I know you are getting a tall base but still with a 338 lap you might want to have a scope where you can "send 'em out far"
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