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3.5x10x40 M1 or 4.5x14.50 M1?????

 
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Old 07-29-2002, 06:22 AM
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Re: 3.5x10x40 M1 or 4.5x14.50 M1?????

Definitely under 2" on Rem 700 action with Badger base/med.rings.

Keep this in mind though. My measurements are at the forward ring. The rear ring will be slightly higher due to the 20 moa angle of the base. My bet is that it is still within 2" though.

MM
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Old 08-04-2002, 11:55 PM
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Re: 3.5x10x40 M1 or 4.5x14.50 M1?????

Johnny,

Another consideration between the two scopes is that the 4.5-14x50 LR has 80 moa of internal elevation adjustment compared to 65 moa with the 3.5-10x40 LR.

MM
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Old 08-05-2002, 12:10 AM
 
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Re: 3.5x10x40 M1 or 4.5x14.50 M1?????

I looked at that Montana. I figure that if I'm going for the 50mm I may as well get the 6.5x20 instead of the 4.5x14. It should fit the same and if I get the m1 turrets from premier reticles then it doesn't make a difference.

The thing I wonder if how reliable premier reticles m1 turrets are added to one of the above mentioned scopes will be....compared to buying a stock M1 scope from leupold (3.5x10 M1)

Also, I noted that you only get 72 MOA with the 6.5x20 vs. 80 with the 4.5x14 but I only out to 600 yds (for now!) so I don't need that much adjustment anyway.

Regards Montana,
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Old 08-09-2002, 07:59 PM
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Re: 3.5x10x40 M1 or 4.5x14.50 M1?????

John,

I had Premier install M1 turrets on my 6.5-20 LR and it works outstanding! With regard to adjustment, you just may want to pull the scope off and install it on something else so the extra adjustment is just an added feature I think is worthwhile.

Good Luck

Verrocchio
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Old 08-09-2002, 10:29 PM
 
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Re: 3.5x10x40 M1 or 4.5x14.50 M1?????

verrocchio, how is the repeatability?
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Old 08-10-2002, 11:45 PM
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Re: 3.5x10x40 M1 or 4.5x14.50 M1?????

John,

The repeatability is quite outstanding. I can rezero to 100 yds within 0.25" regularly. The scope is currently on a TBA M40A3 300WinMag with shooting 190gr BH ammo and 168gr XLC XBT. I can rezero for either bullet and be perfectly confident with where the first shot goes. Had Premier install for $85. Clicks are firm and positive and also well marked. Did my own warm water/freezer test for internal fogging after turrets installed and found no signs of fogging. I think it's an outstanding feature.

Good Luck

Verrocchio
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Old 08-11-2002, 12:08 AM
 
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Re: 3.5x10x40 M1 or 4.5x14.50 M1?????

verrocchio, I'm curious as to how you like the Barnes 168 XLC XBT's?

How is the accuracy? I've heard people say they get 2" groups at 100 yards.

I was looking into the 185 or 210 XLC BT's for the 338 Lapua since I don't shoot past 400 or 500 yards.

Also, how do the xlc's compare to the regular barnes?

Thanks and good shooting!
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