Re: Saving MOA\'s when mounting a new scope???
Nope, Untill you get a scope mounted several inches above the bore, its not going to have a lot of influence on trajectory. The primary thing that influences how many moa you are going to have left after zeroing is that all the surfaces between the action and the scope are either parallel to the bore centerline, or angled in such a way that it reduces the up moa used... IE the back of the action is higher than the front. If you are mounting a scope on a custom, those surfaces are probably going to be machined right. On a factory, maybe, maybe not. Soooo... the best way to figure out where you are from where you need to go, is to mount it on a flat base, boresight, and zero, then do some click counting. Sure there are ways to measure the action to find out other ways, but the average shooter, and most shooters who aren't gunsmiths don't have the nessicary tools. Me included. Its worth it to me to shoot maybe 5 rounds, and know exactly where in the scope my zero is.