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How to measure on MOA picatinny rail?

 
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:04 PM
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How to measure on MOA picatinny rail?

I just bought a Savage FCP HS precision Lapua. I have read people commenting on differences in what rails came on their rifles. Im relatively new to this and do not know how to determine if the factory rail is 0MOA or 20 MOA. Can anyone explain how to tell the difference?

Can I just measure the stock end and barrel end of the rail, and if the stock end is higher that means its probably a 20 MOA?

Their was too much technical talk when I used the search methods. Thanks!
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:48 PM
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Re: How to measure on MOA picatinny rail?

simply put, a 20MOA base is slanted, like you said, the rear end of the base will be higher than the fore end.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:57 PM
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Re: How to measure on MOA picatinny rail?

How obvious is the height difference between the ends. Should it be obvious to the naked eye? When I hold it up the rail looks parallel to the action but I'm not sure how small of difference I'm looking for
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:03 PM
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Re: How to measure on MOA picatinny rail?

it should say 20MOA on it if it's a 20m MOA base. I'm pretty sure if it's a stock base on a Savage it will be a 0MOA base
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:24 PM
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Re: How to measure on MOA picatinny rail?

If the scope is mounted rotate the turret or adjuster in the down direction till it bottoms out and keep tract of the distance. If you know the total adjustment range of the scope that will kinda tell you how far off center your cross hair is. This won't be exact but should tell you roughly if it's a zero, ten or twenty. If it's a zero the amount of adjustment up and down should be about the same within reason. All scopes are different but this should give you a idea.

I would think the paper work that came with the rifle would state the amount especially if it was factory installed. It might be marked.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:34 PM
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Re: How to measure on MOA picatinny rail?

If its totally a factory setup.....just call Savage and ask!
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:41 PM
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Re: How to measure on MOA picatinny rail?

The best I can measure my Badger 20 moa rail is .455 rear and .400 front (height). It may be off a little as I measured it mounted to the action.
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