Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Extreme Long Range Hunting & Shooting (ELR)

Extreme Long Range Hunting & Shooting (ELR) Over 1,000 Yds.


Reply

Need Advice on a Build

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-25-2013, 08:50 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3
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.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-25-2013, 09:43 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Jackson Hole, WY
Posts: 183
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.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-26-2013, 11:39 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 47
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"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Current Poll
Do You Think Slingshots Should Be Legalized For Hunting Brown Bear?
Yes - 47.03%
887 Votes
No - 52.97%
999 Votes
Total Votes: 1,886
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC