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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Last edited by SBruce; 02-17-2011 at 11:28 PM.