OK guys I need some help. I am faced with a terrable decision to make here. I just aquired a new 8-32 x 56 NP-R2 NXS. I have never used the 8x32 but I have a few 5.5x22's. This would go on my 17lb .338 Lapua Mag. which now has a 5.5-22x50 on it. I will need to change rings (50mm to 56mm) and probably the base too as right now I am just a few moa up from bottom with the current base and I will be going from 100 moa scope to a 65 moa.
This rifle will be used for extreme long shots. I have taken game twice at over 1100 yards already and done just fine with 22 power.
Is it worth the change?
Will I miss the loss of 35 moa? (I have shot this rifle to 2100 yards but only a couple times it took mid 80's moa) I will have to find a good 35 moa base or custom mill one so I get the full 65 moa up the 8-32 has to get me to a mile.
What about mirrage? I have never had a problem at 22x will 32x be usable or will I have to crank it down to get rid of mirrage?
Anybody been this route??
What you say?
Here is the rifle.