I asked this question in another thread, but felt it might get buried, so I decided to create a new thread to ask it.
I'm interested in the Near Mfg. base and rings for my Sako 75. However, for the particular action I have (V), the only base they make for it has 25 MOA taper. I don't shoot anything at 1000 yards. 600 yards is probably going to be my max and 90% of my shots are 250 yards or under. So, is 25 MOA taper too much for my situation?
The cartridge is .300 Win mag. As far as the scope is concerned I don't know how much adjustment range it will have because I haven't bought it yet. The rifle is away right now getting a new barrel and when it gets back I'm going to put a new scope on it.
Anyway, I like the idea of a picatinny rail mounting system, but I think 25 MOA is probably going to be a bit too much taper for me. If it was only 10 MOA I wouldn't hesitate.
I agree with above posters completely. WIth a 300 WM, you should hit at the minimum of 800 yards with no fancy rings/base. WIth a 200 zero, they shoot plenty flat. I woulnd't doubt it to go to 1000 yards. But out to 600, no problem. I am not a believer in special rings/base. I shoot out to 800 with my 25-06, and 1150 with my 300 RUM, both are at 200 zero's, and I still have plenty of clicks left. I use the standard Leupld rings and 1 piece base. Except for my 300 RUM, which uses the PWR rings/base.