Originally Posted by joseph
The drop chart for my bullet is 73" at 600 yards and 286" at 1,000 yds. My scope has 65 MOA of adjustment. Does this mean that I can use a flat Picatinney rail?
If when mounting the scope on normal flat bases all work as intended, then this is how you play ball:
First, center the scope turrets dead center for vertical and horizontal adjustments, that means it would only leave you about 32.5 moa of upward adjustment. You do the same with the windage adjustments. If the drilled holes on the action are fairly strait, you should not be too far from the center of the target at 100 yards.
Depending on your scope height and muzzle velocity, you would loose typically 4 moa to bring the impact point to center of target. That means you would have 32.5 - 4 = 28.5± MOA left of vertical adjustment.
Now, 286 inches at 1000 yards means (286/1.047)/10=27.32 MOA.
You need 27.32 MOA to be on target, and you have 28.5 MOA of vertical adjustment left... So it looks like you might; but then again depending on how it goes when mounting the scope your might not, as LRSickle stated.
Just follow LRSickle's advice, get a 20 MOA picatinny rail and you'll be for sure good from zero to way over 1000 yards.
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