Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Long Range Scopes and Other Optics

Long Range Scopes and Other Optics Nightforce Optics


Reply

Too much taper?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-13-2011, 02:09 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: 4422′44″N 1082′35″W
Posts: 3,851
Too much taper?

I am running a vx-3 lr on my lapua and want to put a tapered base on it to reach a mile+ my question is, is a 40 moa base like the nf one too much since my scope only has 90 moa of adjustment that puts me within 5 moa of being maxed out. or should I go with something like a 30 moa?
__________________
Mike

Anything less than overkill is underachievement!

" Real elk guns start with the number 3 or bigger and blow two holes, one in and one out." - My Dad
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-13-2011, 02:13 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Bakersfield, Ca
Posts: 554
Re: Too much taper?

It depends on where you want to zero your rifle. With a 500 yard zero you would have no problems. but even with a 100 yard zero and only 5 moa left you shouldnt have any issues. Hell you look at it kinda like a zero stop lol
__________________
"I'm interested in rifles, but only accurate rifles are interesting". Col. Townsend Whelen
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-13-2011, 03:28 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,421
Re: Too much taper?

I have a different viewpoint than some on MOA bases and My recommendation is to
look at the effective range of your rifle (The point where it goes sub sonic is normally
the accuracy limit and try to find a scope and base combo that will allow for these ranges
of adjustments.

Two much base (MOA) will limit your short range ability the same as two little will limit
your long range.

If you are only going to shoot 1000 yards you will need no more than 10 to 15 MOA bases, especially if your not shooting any other distance.

20 or 25 MOA should reach the limit of your rifle and still have some adjustments left.

J E CUSTOM
__________________
"PRESS ON"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-13-2011, 03:35 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: 4422′44″N 1082′35″W
Posts: 3,851
Re: Too much taper?

JE
My typicall range is about 1200 that i play around at but want to shoot a mile or further just to play around. my 300 smk goes sub sonic at 2100 yards I believe. and with a 200 yard zero 40 MOA puts me at about 2000
__________________
Mike

Anything less than overkill is underachievement!

" Real elk guns start with the number 3 or bigger and blow two holes, one in and one out." - My Dad
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-14-2011, 08:18 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Nelson, New Zealand
Posts: 285
Re: Too much taper?

I guess you already have the scope on its intended rifle.
If so I assume it is zeroed at your normal distance say 100 yards.
If you have got your zero marked on the turret simply dial down & count how many MOA you have until you run out.
That will tell you approximately how big a rail you can put on & retain that zero
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Too much taper?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ruger Rings with 15-25 M.O.A. Taper? Buano Optics For Sale 2 03-11-2011 07:54 AM
WTB- .30 cal., HV taper, 17 twist blank laver Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. 3 08-28-2010 10:25 AM
Question on body taper. Aldon Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 12 12-17-2009 01:34 AM
taper base waylon General Discussion 4 12-12-2006 01:20 PM
25 MOA taper too much? Delta Hunter Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 9 03-01-2006 08:17 AM

Current Poll
In the last 12 months, what was your longest rifle kill on big game?
0 to 200 yards - 25.98%
1,547 Vote
201 to 400 yards - 32.16%
1,915 Vote
401 to 600 yards - 23.01%
1,370 Vote
601 to 800 yards - 10.04%
598 Votes
801 to 1,000 yards - 3.91%
233 Votes
Over 1,000 yards - 4.89%
291 Votes
Total Votes: 5,954
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC