Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics


Help scope moa problem

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 03-12-2013, 06:58 AM
Silver Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 240
Re: Help scope moa problem

Originally Posted by etisll40 View Post
I think it is the opposite, you want to add MOA, it should slope upwards.
It definitely needs to slope forward, what you are doing is raising the angle of the bore relative to centerline of scope.......trust me on this, I have mounted one backwards myself one time!!
Reply With Quote

Unread 03-12-2013, 07:15 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 4,265
Re: Help scope moa problem

When shimming or using a MOA type mount you need to have the tail end up so much of your MOA(in the scope) is used pulling the rifle down to the paper at short range. I don't use 20 moa rails, but I have had to use shims on the tail end of a scope mount to get it right.
Look at a blade sights rifle; works the same way.... Pull the back sight up higher for more barrel incline to hit on target at longer range. The thing that usually screws people up is you put the rail on and then dial it back out for short range. I'd rather pull up and leave the scope optically centered; that doesn't work much past 800 yards though with most calibers.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:30 AM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC