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Canted Bases For Scope

 
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:03 AM
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Re: Canted Bases For Scope

You can still zero your rifle at a longer range . That is the whole purpose of a canted base . You just may not be able to zero at closer range like before .
Why fit a canted base if you want to zero at close range .
It all depends on how much cant you use and how much elevation the scope has as to how close you can Zero but it is not good to have the scope zeroing at the extremes of it's adjustment .
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:31 AM
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Re: Canted Bases For Scope

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Originally Posted by Buffalobob View Post
First thing to do before anything else, is to zero the rifle at 100 yards (or some other value if you wish). Then carefully spin the dial up to the top counting as you go and record how much elevation you have available. After that return the dial to your zero setting. Next carefully spin it down to bottom counting as you go and record how much you have available.

You can't shim/cant the base more than you have adjustment available. If you only have 10 MOA of down available then you cannot shim/cant 20 MOA and still zero your rifle. So, if you are already close to the bottom of the scope you will not benefit from shimming. If on the other hand you are at the middle or close to the top then shimming can help.

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Learned this the hard way with a zeiss scope and warne 20 moa base on my weatherby.
Ditto, but the rifle was a Remington 700 with a EGW 20 MOA base and a Zeiss Scope.

I had to switch out to a EGW 15 MOA base.
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:08 PM
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Re: Canted Bases For Scope

I'm kinda confused myself. I'm almost out of clicks to go up at 200 yds. seems to me if the rear of the base was higher than the front I'd have to have MORE clicks up to get back to my zero. It seems it should be the other way around,with the front higher.
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:10 PM
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Re: Canted Bases For Scope

well, sorry I think I just figgered it out in what's left of my mind. I see now how it works I think
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