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Old 01-03-2011, 11:55 PM
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Leupold mounting advise

Hello all, i have on order a 6.5-20x40 LR VX-III. It has 30mm tube. Will be mounted on my 700 .300 RUM i shoot 185 gr Bergers with 94.5 gr of Retumbo. Right now i have a nikon buckmaster on it and it will shoot .5 MOA @ 350. I am going to get a turret from Leupold as well. My question is this.. is it possible to get 1000yds out of this set up with one turn of the turret? If so what do i need for mounting hardware? I had planned on the Burris Signature rings with the inserts to maybe get more MOA out of the scope, but do i need a 30 or 40 MOA base as well?? Any advise will be greatly appreciated! thanks!
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:23 AM
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Re: Leupold mounting advise

You will need 20 MOA to reach 1000 with that set-up (give or take a few clicks). Your scope has 15 MOA per rotation, so you will be in the vicinity of 850 yards with a single rotation. This is with a 200 yard zero ( a 300 yard zero won't quite get you there either). Your specific velocity and altitude will dictate what you actually need.

The scope has 90 MOA of total adjustment, so you should end up with enough "up" to get you to 1000 yards, but Remingtons sometimes zero closer to the upper end so a 20 MOA base might be a good idea. Theres no real drawbacks to using one.

I do a lot of dials for the 300 RUM w/VLDs and they are always within a few clicks up or down of 1000 with one rotation of our scope (20 MOA).
Medium rings should do the trick, but if you have a stock with a high comb, you may find that high rings line up your eye with the scope more naturally.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:26 PM
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Re: Leupold mounting advise

Thanks for the expert advise Don! i greatly appreciate it! as far as the Burris rings, would you go with the standard same size inserts or would you try to get some additional "room" by using different sizes? I am really just starting to dive into this, so i'm trying to be a "sponge" and absorb as much as i can.. I missed a yote at 467 the other day and i'm ready to make them have to run a bit farther to get away from me! hahaha. On a serious note, i really respect what you guys there at Grey Bull do, you and John were the ones that really got my interest up in the Long Range stuff. right now my gun is pretty stock. except for the Vais brake that i had put on it. Next in line is a rifle basix trigger. I have to do this all in steps as i'm on a pretty tight budget. But thanks to Cabela's gift cards i'm getting a new scope sooner than later!

Thanks again!
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:47 AM
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Re: Leupold mounting advise

My 300 RUM is dialing 17.5 MOA with a 200 gr accubond at 1000 yards. I would definitely use a slanted base for versatility. 15 moa or 20 moa would work great.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:06 PM
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Re: Leupold mounting advise

Wingman - we prefer to add MOA at the base instead of the rings, but lots of guys have used the Burris rings with success. I don't have enough first-hand experience to give them a thumbs up or down.
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:42 AM
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Re: Leupold mounting advise

Thanks Don and Highridge for he input! i really appreciate it.. i'm going to go with a 20 MOA base. It sounds like with that base and scope i can get to 1000 with one turn of the turret ( i hope). I'll post again as soon as i get set up. Scope should be here next week, then to the range for some Chrono time, and send for turret... then the fun begins!! thanks again for all the great knowledge!!
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:44 PM
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Re: Leupold mounting advise

Wingman, On the bigger bombers I prefer a heavier ring. I have the Burriss on my 223.They are light w/single torx. There tactical line are wide w/3 torx, but heavier about 5-6 oz. My favorite are sold on this site Seekins 2 torx at about 4oz. I like Nightforce and mark 4's.
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