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Old 03-08-2005, 01:21 AM
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Re: more range out of scope????

I went out and got the long range leupold base, since no one in town had the rings. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] It gave me 15 MOA more to play with. I will probably go shoot it this weekend. Might still buy the signature rings just for that extra challenge for balloon popping distance. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Old 03-08-2005, 08:31 AM
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Re: more range out of scope????

Im sure you will like the base, but I thought id better throw in this little thought on the rings. They all have differant thicknesses, but are sold that way ie. thickness, not moa gained. Here is a little chart showing possible moa with 0,15,20,and 30moa bases. Lines with stars are also avalable for 30mm rings.

With a .020 in the back, and a inverted .020 in the front (.040 total) you will only get 24moa.
As you can see, with a long action like 30-06, some of the moa values quoted are a bit optimistic. Values gained change with ring spacing and the formula for calculating exact moa values is included at the bottom of the page. Measure rings outside to outside.
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Old 03-08-2005, 11:18 AM
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Leupold 20 MOA Base -> no good for hard kicking guns

Leupold told me not to use the 20 MOA base as it only takes their weak STD Rings (for any of my RUMS).
I was going to get the Burris 30mmm Signature Scope Pos-Align Gunsmith Kit Offset Inserts Midways Burris Kit but Midway only lists the 1" kit. Then I decided to wait for the new Burris Xtrem Rings and use Burris shims to get my CANT.

Xtreme Tactical 30mm Rings
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Old 03-09-2005, 11:18 AM
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Re: Leupold 20 MOA Base

leupold also makes the dovetail base in the long range selection. this is what I bought. you might want to try it for you UM.
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