Originally Posted by joseph
If you want to shoot out to 1,000 yds. you will need a scope that has repeatable turrets. You will also need a 20 MOA Picatinny rail to help you get more elevation in your scope.
You might plan on getting a Laser Rangefinder. Then learn to count your clicks for elevation and hold for wind.
By the way what caliber do you plan on shooting?
Depending on his scope, caliber, and how hot his handloads (if he reloads) are, he might not need a 20MOA rail. I had a 20MOA rail on my 700 5R .308 and I couldn't zero out at 100 yards. I had to shoot 4-5 Mils low just to hit the target at 100 yards b/c my scope was out of upward travel. So I swapped out to a 0MOA rail, and now I can 0 at 100 yards, and still have plenty of travel downward and out to 1000.
So, using a 20MOA recommendation as a genertic remedy is not always the proper antidote.
Also, to the OP, have you looked into the Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50 with the target turrets. The turrets are VERY accurate and quite repeatable, and the glass is phenomenal. I use one on a different rifle than the one mentioned above, and it is an incredible scope for the money.
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Originally Posted by WildRose
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