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Old 08-15-2012, 08:37 AM
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338 lapua setup

trying to figure out how to set up my savage 110 for zero.
I have a 6x24x56 mildot scope for it but I'm not sure where is a good place to call zero for this rig?

seems like I should consider range and characteristics of load?

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Old 08-15-2012, 08:38 AM
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Re: 338 lapua setup

It will all depend and what ranges you are setting up this load for.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:41 AM
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Re: 338 lapua setup

my goal to start is to achieve a 1000 yd shot
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:45 PM
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Re: 338 lapua setup

A 100-200 yard zero would be a good starting point for you. You should have plenty of scope adjustment to get you to a grand. I have mine zeroed at 100.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:56 PM
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Re: 338 lapua setup

Whoa! Before you go to far do you have a 20 moa scope base? Anything over 400-500 yards the angled scope bases really work. I have a 34 inch barrel with two inch brake. I don't shoot at anything close. But I worked out some balistic charts with 300 SMK's and I worked out a distant "ZERO" to use minimal clicks for in close and out to 1000.

Even a flat shooting gun might like a 250 yard "Z" because under 250 it might be only 6 inches high and then out to 600 is just a number of clicks

It is definately a fun rifle
.270 Ackley improved 29 inch 1.250 dia. target barrel 7mm STW 28 inch 1.250 target barrel. I also love my .458 mag for varmints and the biggest game in the world.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:56 PM
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Re: 338 lapua setup

As stated above, a 20 MOA base is usually a good idea.

So that when you get to 1000 yds, you'll be near the middle of your adjustment range and still have plenty of adjustment available for windage.

The yardage you use for your zero doesn't matter technically speaking. 173 yds, 256 yds or whatever. Ballistics software doesn't care and you can print your drop chart accordingly.

However, hunting and competition can lead to distractions. So, it helps to have something simple to fall back on and confirm.

Most shooting ranges have a 100yd line. If you ever forget whether you're back at zero or a revolution above or below it's easy to confirm at 100 yds.

I have even printed charts before using the notation 4+5.5 to indicate 4 full revolutions plus another 5.5 minutes. That's a lot easier than trying to count up 29.5 minutes on a scope with 1/10 minute clicks and 6 minutes per revolution.

My point is simply that you should develop a simple system that works for you and stick with it.

-- richard
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:15 PM
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Re: 338 lapua setup

Im not familiar with the 20 moa base, however the rail came with a picatiny rail type base on it.
How do I know if it is 20 moa or not?
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