I agree with the last post to get a canted base. While a standard base will get you to 1000, it will be near the limit of its adjustment. Most folks agree that it is best to keep your scope as centered as possible. A 20MOA base for example will get you to 1000 with room to spare. A great steel base for the money is the EGW or TPS.
If my understanding is anyhwere near correct, you are going be shooting 300 magnum with a very high BC bullet. Me things you will get to the magic 1000 yards with ease. folks have taken 300 magnums to one mile shooting at steal.
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,
1. Yes. With the 208 Amax and the 210 VLD you should require approx 15-20 MOA elevation depending on your environment and the muzzle velocity of the load you settle in on. 10 MOA will have your optic centered at approx 700-800 yards depending on your specific action, scope, and load.
2. No, you will not require it with your current optic. My first choice for a base for your rifle would be a Near Mfg 10 or 20 MOA base. If they are too pricey, then my second would be a Seekins precision 20 MOA base.
Your current scope will easily get you to 1k without a canted base. The previous comments about using a canted base anyway are right on - the canted base keeps you in the optical center of your scope.
Rather than a canted base though, give some consideration to the Burris Signature Rings. They use inserts to cant the scope. They are less expensive than canted bases and since the inserts are plastic, they rarely leave any rings on your scope if you should decide to remove the scope.
I use the Burris Signature Rings and bases on all my rifles....
Should I have gotten the 4.5 - 14 x 50 LR instead?
14x will give you enough magnification to shoot targets at 1400 yards. (very doable with a 300 magnum)My current scope on my .308 is a fixed 12x and I have no problem resolving enough detail at 1000 yards to quarter a 1MOA target (ten inch cirlce) in my scope. When it had a variable on I shot 1000 F class matches with it dialed down to 8x and could still see the ten ring. 1x per 100 yards is more than plenty magnification for well aimed shots at targets as small as 1MOA.