Originally Posted by Ian M
Perhaps you are missing the point of using the sloped base, we want to be in the bottom 1/3 or 1/4 of our adjustment range. You never crank down so you would be wasting 50% of your adjustment potential. Seems like a good idea, keeping the reticle centered but it is somewhat counterproductive. I use .308's a lot and want my zeros as low as possible so I have lots of UP, sometimes we shoot the little cartridge way out past 800 at rocks and it is nice to crank rather than holdoff.
You might also check Near Manufacturing - Rifle Scope Bases
for Savage bases. Good luck with your decision.
I do understand that, but with a 20MOA base I will be within 6MOA of adjustment from the very bottom if this scope actually has as much adjustment as claimed...seemed a little too close for comfort for me?
If the consensus is thats no big deal then I may go on with a 20MOA base, they are pretty easy to find.
BTW the scope is a Burris 6x24x50 Black Diamond. Not my first choice in a scope, but I got it for 60% off so the price was right!