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Weaver 20 moa base, Nikon Buckmasters 6-18x40

 
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:17 PM
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Weaver 20 moa base, Nikon Buckmasters 6-18x40

Hi,

I would appreciate some advice. I have put a Weaver 20 moa base on my Savage 12fv in .223 in the hopes to shoot out to 600 yards. The scope I have is a Buckmasters 6-18x40. The scope has 50 moa. Will this work, or should I find a different scope. I plan on shooting 69 gr. Sierra Matchkings. What do you think?

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Old 07-22-2013, 10:21 PM
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Re: Weaver 20 moa base, Nikon Buckmasters 6-18x40

If you plan to track with that scope and not hold over then you might find some issues with inaccurate tracking but I am not sure on that particular scope. If the tracking is ok then the scope has enough elevation adjustment to get you out that far.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:31 PM
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Re: Weaver 20 moa base, Nikon Buckmasters 6-18x40

I have one rifle with a very similiar setup. Mine works just fine.
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:31 AM
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Re: Weaver 20 moa base, Nikon Buckmasters 6-18x40

cb,
There's nothing wrong with the Buckmaster series of scopes and they track fine. I have the 6-18 w/Target Dot on a Savage 112BVSS in .300WinMag with 0 MOA setup in the rings/mount and I have taken it to 1000yds. I shoot it almost every weekend to at least 700yds, sometimes farther, and it works great.
I guess with a price range of $300-350, some folks may think they won't work as good as the $1000.00 + scopes - wrong! Spend that money on bullets, powder and primers and get some trigger time. That's what will get you those small goups at extended ranges. JohnnyK.
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:04 PM
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Re: Weaver 20 moa base, Nikon Buckmasters 6-18x40

Thanks to all who responded,

I have been shooting for roughly 10 years. There is a lot to learn. I appreciate the response. I'd heard that the Buckmasters 6-18x40 was a pretty good scope for the price. I can't afford a Nightforce or a Schmidt and Bender, or some of the other higher priced scopes. But, I love to shoot. And, I've been doing my own handloading for 2 years, now.

I typically use Varget, and I work with Sierra's 5th Edition manual. I also refer regularly to the Hornady website's ballistics calculator.

Like many, I hope that reloading components, powder, primers, bullets and brass become more plentiful. The last year has been something else!
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