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Old 09-10-2012, 10:15 PM
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Ring Height?

I have a rem 700 with heavy barrel and Zeiss 4.5-14x50, just recently got it set up and got my first few groups in. after zeroing i come to find out that my have about 22 or 23 inches of travel up and about 44 or so down. i would like to have the cross-hairs more to the center-line of the scope. i thought about getting some of the burris sig. zee rings with the offsets but i think ill have to use the high ones which will give a pretty decent gap between the barrel and objective. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:31 PM
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Re: Ring Height?

Rings add the same to the front and back, better to add a 20moa rail, then you will have 43 up ans 24 down.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:17 AM
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Re: Ring Height?

so a 20MOA rail will virtually give me enough angle to reverse up and down travel?
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:41 PM
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Re: Ring Height?

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so a 20MOA rail will virtually give me enough angle to reverse up and down travel?

It will give you 20 MOA.
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:20 AM
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Re: Ring Height?

T,

Essentially in your case yes.

With your current set up, if your zeroed at 100 you will run out of adjustment at about 600m if your shooting 308 and a 20 moa rail will allow you to shoot to beyond 1000m.

It just gives you much more adjustment up.

The biggest problem with most setups is the scope adjustment is in the middle of of the scope at about 100m and you will never ever need the bottom half of your scopes adjustment range, so adding a 20moa scope lets you use some of this wasted adjustment.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:21 AM
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Re: Ring Height?

Thanks for the info. I have always used flat bases in the past. My biggest concern is that i want have the zero of the rifle more toward the mechanical zero of the scope or below, therefore as i dial out to 700 yards or so i wont be nearing the limit of elevation causing stress on the springs and what-not. I prob will not be shooting this rifle out to 1000 but it will be nice to know that i can i ever get the opportunity.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:45 AM
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Re: Ring Height?

and that is exactly what a 20moa rail will do for you
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