Originally Posted by Tyler Kemp
I'll look again, I would just count the moa on the scope, but it isn't here yet. UPS tried to deliver it last Thursday, but mom and dad were working, I was at school. It's been bad weather and they haven't came since...
Found it, a whopping 22 inches of adjustment. Does 15 MOA of "up" sound reasonable? If I sighted it on 5 MOA from bottoming out, I would have 32 MOA up, well past 1000 with my 6mm Ackley and 7mm STW. Of course I hope my reciever is straight and flat so I can sight the scope in bottoming out.
Nope, if you only have 22" of adjustment, when you get your scope it should be in the center of it's adjustment (22" is the full range from top to bottom). which means if you put 15minute bases/rings on it you'd be around 4" high at 100 (you can only go 11 down on your scope). That is of course given that when you're sighted in you're still real close to center in your elevation.
Puts you in a little bit of a bind, cause if you have to put much windage on on your scope to sight in, it will also decrease your effective elevation adjustment. So here's what I'd do; Get some burris signiture Z rings with the set of inserts, with burris bases (you can adjust the bases for windage). Then when you sight in, you can get real close to center windage with the bases, then you just gotta decide how much elevation you have left after you dial in your elevation and then pick the appropriate insert. One more piece of advice, if you plan on shooting several different loads out of your gun, you may want to leave a couple minutes of down adjustment, not to mention I doubt its a good thing to shoot with your erector bottomed out, just keep that in mind.
If you want to get a little more distance out of it you may want to think about a 2 or 300yd zero. But be warned, with only 22minutes of adjustment when you get out there a ways you're not gonna have much windage adjustment, even with the rings/inserts.