Scope Adjustment, Range, and Scope Bases
ok...I know this one has been most likely beaten to death, but I have a question.
My Scope has an advertised 30 mil total adjustment...so. 15 available from center.
the max load I may play with could reach 1400 yards for punching paper...IFF I can even hit the broad side of a barn...and IFF I was crazy enough to play in some Trans Sonic Soup...and IFF God smiled on the shot...
so, at that range, I would in theory need 14 mills of scope adjustment....
so, here is the question...
at what point does the scoped adjustment become unreliable with respect to adjustment range??? Take for instance a torque wrench...available reliable adjustment is between 1/4 and 7/8 full scale...if I applied the same principle to a scope, then that 30 mill total becomes...22.5 mills.
So, reliable travel from center is now 11.25 mils...still plenty in theory to get me to ~1200 yards.
adding a 20 MOA Base to the mix gives me a buffer of almost 5.4 mils..added to the self limited reliable travel of 11.25...gives 16 mills of reliable scope travel...obviously more than the riffle needs.
so, what have some of you done???
what is considered the reliable limit on scope adjustment??