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Need more elevation out of my Nightforce,what are my options?

 
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:36 PM
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Re: Need more elevation out of my Nightforce,what are my options?

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I have a Savage,with a 5.5x22x50 scope.I have 31 moa of elevation left on the bottoom,that I cannot use.I am using Nightforce rings and bases,and I have a 20moa rear base,but still have too much unusable adjustment on the bottom.I probably need to stick with Nightforce rings and bases,because I have their ACI/ anti cant ,and want to keep using it.Night force only goes up to 20moa rear bases,so I was wondering what I could do to get more out of my scope?Is there anyone making 40 moa bases for the savage that will work with my Nightforce rings?
I shot a mile last week with my 338 edge,,,I also have a 5.5 by 22 night force...I have 20 minutes built into my bat action and I still ran out of MOA.

So I simply used the stadia lines....10 moa is half way and 20 is all the way and at 20 you get a pretty good line to zero in on. We shot 1,971 yards and the 20 moa line in the glass was enough. Each line is 1 moa and they are pretty accurate when you are running out of room on the turrets.

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Old 04-13-2010, 12:50 PM
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Re: Need more elevation out of my Nightforce,what are my options?

Topbrass the 7 wsm shooting a heavier bullet like 180gr berger should keep supersonic up to 2000 yds depending on your location.
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:33 PM
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Re: Need more elevation out of my Nightforce,what are my options?

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Just curious, but does the 7mmWSM have the capacity to keep a heavy 7mm round going supersonic at that distance?

Thanks!

There are a few adaptors that are made for AR's that will go on top of your EGW rail mount. But that gets the scope up a little high. I like the Burris rings. Right now they only have +/- 10 inserts so 20 is the most you can get out of the ring itself for a total of 40 moa.

Edit: Looks like LouBoyd beat me to the submit button.
I watched a guy shooting a Dasher at the mile compition of the 2008 IBS 1000 nats at Thunder Valley!!! If I remember correctly, he did OK!!! I have not done the whole computer thing, but my guess is that the 7 WSM with the 180 Bergers or the 180 JLK would be fine at a mile.
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:30 PM
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Re: Need more elevation out of my Nightforce,what are my options?

Thanks. I havent run the number either. I just saw the specs and it looked like it would be close.
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