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Old 06-26-2010, 06:21 PM
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1000 yards?

2 quick questions. I am new to the board and trying to learn as much as possible, so please bear with my ignorance.

I recently purchased a Remington Sendero SF2 (300 Ultra) with a Leupold VX3 4.5-14x50 w/ M1 elevation and windage turrets. Purpose for this purchase was to be a good all-around big game gun (deer, elk, moose, etc) Figure on shooting 200g SMK or Accubonds.

I have not purchased rings or bases yet because the scope is being made at Leupold's Custom Shop in the next 4-6 weeks. My 2 questions are:

1. With the current rifle and scope, can I get out to 1000 yards?
2. Will I need an MOA base to achieve this or can I go with Standard Bases?

All responses are appreciated. Thanks,
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:32 PM
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Re: 1000 yards?

I think the scope you mentioned has about 120 moa of elevation. Roughly half for up and I'd think 60 moa would get you there on a standard base. Hopefully other's will comment.
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:32 PM
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Re: 1000 yards?

My 50/90 Shiloh does this fairly easy from 1000 yards shooting a 720 gr. all-lead cast bullet using blackpowder so I don't think you'll have any trouble with your 300 Ultra! It wouldn't hurt for you to stick a 20 MOA base on it though!

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Old 06-26-2010, 07:15 PM
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rings and bases?

What base would be the way to go, given that I am shooting a 300 Ultra with a 4.5-14 x 50? (20MOA or Standard)

If so, what bases do you guys recommend for a 700 LA?

Keeping in mind that my goal is to take my maximum to 1000 yards.
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Re: 1000 yards?

I"ve ran a few cartridges out to 1K and I've never had to use a 20 MOA base with any of them when using any Leupold scope, from 243 w/105 amaxs on up to 338 EDGE lobbing 300g SMK's, and a few more inbetween.

I had a leupold vari x II, 6-18 on my 300 RUM with leupolds standard base/ring setup and it worked out to 1200 yards which was as far as I could shoot at the time. Zero was 200 or 300 yards most of the time. I still had a few Minutes left. With my 338 EDGE I am currently running a VX3 6.5-20x50LR, SF, 30mm with leupolds PRW base/rings which is basically there version of weaver style. With a 200y zero with the 300g SMK at 2825fps, I'm maxed out at about 1350 yards on my vx3. To shoot a mile, I"m gonna need the 20 MOA base and maybe zero at 300 yards.

With the 300 RUM being very flat shooting, and Leupold scopes having a generous amount of MOA, you dont need 20 MOA bases to reach 1K.
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:43 PM
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Re: 1000 yards?

a 20 MOA base is standard equipment on a 1000 yard rifle get a good steal 20 or 30 moa base like this Ken Farrell, Inc. -- Remington 700 Long Steel Matte Black 30 MOA
and steel rings like this Ken Farrell, Inc. -- Scope Rings 30MM Steel Matte Black Standard
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:16 PM
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Re: 1000 yards?

The reason for a 20 MOA base is to keep your scope more optically centered when shooting at that distance. Get a canted base.
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