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Unread 04-25-2008, 12:32 AM
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scope trouble

hi everybody, I just bought a new scope in hopes of getting into long range shooting (1000+) i know this will take some time. anyway today bore sighted my rifle at 100 yards, then i took the elevation cap off to switch it to zero and found it was sitting a little high so i "spun" up to see how much moa was left, only to find that there was only 17.5moa left:mad:
so then i checked the chart and found that is only 850 yards. So what i want to know is is there something I can do or am I screwed.oh by the way the scope is the bushnell 5-15 tactical any input will help, thanks
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Unread 04-25-2008, 01:02 AM
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20 MOA Base

Most run a 20 MOA base to help with the elevation. That would give you plenty..The only issue would being able to zero at a hundred. It will depend on how much MOA travel your scope has.
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Unread 04-25-2008, 07:37 AM
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i have that same scope. they only have 40 moa. if you install a 20 moa scope rail this will allow you to have more adjustment. depending on what caliber you should reach 1000 yards.
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Unread 04-25-2008, 09:09 AM
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Look at the Burris rings they have off sets that can go from 5 MOA
to about 20 so that you dont have to do away with the 100yrd zero.

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