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Do I need a 20 MOA base?

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Unread 02-17-2011, 10:44 PM
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Do I need a 20 MOA base?

How do I determine if I will need a 20 MOA base on my new rifle scope combo?

Savage Long Range Hunter 25-06
Zeiss 4.5-14x50 with Z-800 reticle


The object is a 1000yd yote rifle.
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    Unread 02-17-2011, 10:54 PM
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    Re: Do I need a 20 MOA base?

    I would say yes. Only because you mention 1000 yds. Anywhere beyond 800, we're getting close to possibly needing 20 moa in the scope. At 1000 yds, with 100 sight in, we're needing about 25 moa in the scope.

    a 20 min rail really shouldn't hurt anything, even if you don't need or use it.

    I am putting one on my new dedicated LR coyote rifle. 6mm Long Dasher. I don't know if I can hit one at 1000 yet, but I am fairly confident I can at 800 with the right setup, a steady rest and fairly steady winds under 15 mph. Out to 700, a 20 minute rail is not needed with a 25-06 (wasn't on either of mine anyway).
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    Re: Do I need a 20 MOA base?

    I would say yes but im not sure really
    I know a guy who has a 300 min mag with a
    Ziess scope on it and ran out of travel in the scope at 750 yards
    It all depends on how much travel you have and how much you will need to get there.
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    Re: Do I need a 20 MOA base?

    it all depends on your scope if it has 40 minutes of travel each way then no if it has 30 maybe and if it has 20 for sure

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    Re: Do I need a 20 MOA base?

    On the other hand, with the Z-800 reticle, you may not need it. You could always use the reticle out to as far as it will let you, and then dial the extra while using the bottom crosshair for aiming.

    I am assuming the scope has a 1" tube?
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    Unread 02-18-2011, 07:54 AM
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    Re: Do I need a 20 MOA base?

    Give me your load data and Ill run the numbers in my program to see how much elevation you need to get there.
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    Unread 02-18-2011, 11:21 AM
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    Re: Do I need a 20 MOA base?

    A good one piece 20 MOA picatinny base is very beneficial.

    I can't think of any reason not to use one on a long range rifle.
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