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# How far I can shoot with 65 MOA scope

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01-10-2013, 01:21 AM
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How far I can shoot with 65 MOA scope

Thanks.
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01-10-2013, 01:24 AM
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Re: How far I can shoot with 65 MOA scope

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01-10-2013, 01:37 AM
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Re: How far I can shoot with 65 MOA scope

Do you have a 20 MOA base?
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01-10-2013, 01:38 AM
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Re: How far I can shoot with 65 MOA scope

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 Originally Posted by MontanaRifleman With what rifle and load? And does your scope have a Milrad or MOA reticle?
Forgot to mention .338 LM on TRG 27"
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01-10-2013, 02:06 AM
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Re: How far I can shoot with 65 MOA scope

You can figure it out easy enough. You need to know the BC and velocity of your bullet and plug it in to ballistics calc along with enviro conditions, etc. It will give you your drops in MOA at whatever yardage increments you choose.

The configuration of your scope is the next consideration. With 65 MOA of travel, you will have probably about half of that for up travel - 32 MOA. If you use a 20 MOA base, you can gain another 20 MOA for a total of 52 MOA. With a 65 MOA scope, 30 MOA bases would be ideal, giving you 62 MOA or so, and the ability to use all of your scope's travel. If you were shooting a .7 BC bullet @ 3000 fps you could zero out to about 2100 yards @ 1000' elevation.

My Scopes have MOA reticules allowing an additional 30 MOA of holdover. If your scope has a similar reticule you can add whatever it is to your range.
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01-10-2013, 02:13 AM
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Re: How far I can shoot with 65 MOA scope

If you have to ask it aint going to do you any good to know
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01-10-2013, 02:55 AM
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Re: How far I can shoot with 65 MOA scope

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 Originally Posted by MontanaRifleman You can figure it out easy enough. You need to know the BC and velocity of your bullet and plug it in to ballistics calc along with enviro conditions, etc. It will give you your drops in MOA at whatever yardage increments you choose. The configuration of your scope is the next consideration. With 65 MOA of travel, you will have probably about half of that for up travel - 32 MOA. If you use a 20 MOA base, you can gain another 20 MOA for a total of 52 MOA. With a 65 MOA scope, 30 MOA bases would be ideal, giving you 62 MOA or so, and the ability to use all of your scope's travel. If you were shooting a .7 BC bullet @ 3000 fps you could zero out to about 2100 yards @ 1000' elevation. My Scopes have MOA reticules allowing an additional 30 MOA of holdover. If your scope has a similar reticule you can add whatever it is to your range.
I am considering S&B 5-25x56 PM II/LP on SAKO TRG .338 LM which has 65 MOA.

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