Originally Posted by billt
With an ELITE 4200 6-24X50 SF Tactical Mil-Dot would a 20 MOA base get you to 1,000 yards with a .308? Bill T.
Even with a 20MOA base, I would say no. The Bushy 6-24x50 has only 50MOA in it. You need at least 40MOA from a 100 yard zero to be safe. Assuming you 100 yard zero with a perfectly centered reticle, that should give you 45 MOA. But you won't have a perfectly centered reticle with that scope/rifle.
I say this as someone who has sold hundreds of IOR scopes with 60-70 MOA in them and has had numerous customers fail to reach 1000 yards even with a 20MOA base.
The Bushy is not a 1000 yard optic, mechanically speaking. Period.