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Unread 08-17-2012, 01:56 PM
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Re: 338 lapua setup

110's come with a 20 moa base (there were a few that didn't, but most do). With 300 smk's you're looking at about 28 moa to get to 1000, so just about any scope out there will have enough adjustment to get you there & a beyond with or without the 20 moa base.
I like a 100 yard zero myself since that's the easiest access I have & I do all of my load development at 100.
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Unread 08-17-2012, 02:02 PM
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Re: 338 lapua setup

A 20 MOA scope base is taller in the rear. Not level like a standard. Do you understand the concept? I was trying how to best describe it. Maybe someone else here is better at it. But because your scope is now mounted with an additional 20 MOA. So lets just say that you have s standard base and you site in at 200 yards and you want to shoot dead on at 600 yards because of the bullet drop you would have dial in 20 moa. Well after a certain distance your scope only has so much compensation for bullet drop.

So with the addition scope angle you stay in the scopes range of adjustment.
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Unread 08-17-2012, 09:42 PM
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Re: 338 lapua setup

You don't say what scope you have on her, but I will still give you my two cents. I like to use a 300 yard zero. I then set my zero stop (Hopefully your scope has one) to where it is dead on at 200 yds (usuall about -1.5 MOA). This means my bullet is approx. 2" high at 100 yds. So anything under 300 yds, I dial down to the zero stop and then hold dead on. Anything over 300 yds, I dial up per drop chart or ballistics program. This system works well for me.
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