Originally Posted by retiredcpo
well dont really rember the exact height of the rings but its not very high.
really dont think
I could use any shorter rings
I have exactly 12Moa from my 200 yard zero to the bottom of the scope
Not sure why you would use a 100 yard zero. But Im not a expert Im farely new to this stuf.
Im saying your case is not normal. You should have a lot left in the bottom of your scope so something is off. Which is not a bad thing if your not running out of travel. So there is nothing for you to worry about. But if you have the extra adjustment why not take advantage of it? I use a 100 yard zero because that what i run when i do a table in my BC programs. Yes its not a problem to use a 200 or even a 300 yard zero but this program bases everything off 100 so thats what i use.
Originally Posted by cedarswamp1
I'm quite new to long range and turret twisting, could one of y'all please explain why you would need MOA bases on a scope with 125 or even 94 MOA internal adjustment? On a slow .338 Lapua I'm thinking you only need about 28 MOA at 1000 yards, why wouldn't a flat base work, what I'm I not seeing?
I have a 300 RUM that I put a 20 MOA base under a Sightron scope with 100 MOA internal adjustment, only because it seemed everyone was using 20 MOA bases, but now I'm thinking I could have gone with a flat base. What would be the reason I couldn't?
Like i said earlier it depends on how far you plain on shooting it. If you are shooting long range get the higher moa base and then you scope is in the middle of its up and down travel when you are shooting at the further distances. If you have it available why not use it. That 300 rum you have is a capable 1500 yard gun. With a 20 you would be able to get on at that distance with a 0 you would be cutting it close.
You could put a 0 on it but it limits your travel. Again if its there why not be ready to use it? The best base for that scope would be either a 30 or a 40. In my 5.5-22X56 NXS i use a 40 moa base with high rings . It has 105 moa of travel and i have less then 7 left in the scope. Its kinda like a zero stop and thats why i use it. I dont have to worry about what turn i was on. I simply turn it to the bottom and back up to zero and i know im there.