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Unread 03-12-2004, 10:53 AM
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Re: 56 MOA

Well just wondering is there any good scopes out there for under 400 that have more than 56 moa and atleast upto 18 power, and sounds like licea it will be. Thanks for all the help everyone, thats why this forum RULES!!!! Jason [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Unread 03-12-2004, 11:09 AM
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Re: 56 MOA

The specs on the scope you state are 56 inches @ 100 yards (~ 56 MOA) maximum elevation.

Figure to zero at 1/2 the available (no tapered base option) elevation so you now only have 28 MOA available. Take away ~3 MOA to get to 100 yards as mentioned by Tirofijo and you're down to 25 MOA available. Probably very close to being a little short for 1000 yards and then there's no windage available as previously mentioned (scope is at the upper stops, tube-within-a-tube).

Put on a tapered base, 20 moa or so and get enough to reach to 1000 yards and still have some horizontal travel left for windage. You're cutting things pretty close with the selected scope.

These numbers assume you're receiver is perfect and you won't lose any elevation due to receiver problems. I generally try to figure for the worst and get an extra elevation model scope and add a tapered base.
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