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Old 09-19-2005, 03:15 PM
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I have a Zeiss 4.5-14x44 on my 300 SAUM, but it only gets me to about 550 yds with a dead hold. What would be the cheapest way to go about getting it to 1k elevation? I am short about 19.4 MOA based on some conservative estimates of bc and MV.
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Old 09-19-2005, 03:29 PM
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Re: scope problems

Cheapest would probably be a piece of pop can as a shim under the base, but were it me I'd spend $30-$35 on a set of Burris Signature rings with the plastic inserts. They can add up to 40 moa.
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Old 09-19-2005, 04:32 PM
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Re: scope problems

40 MOA on the rings alone? Do the inserts come with the rings or do you have to get them individually? That would be perfect!
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Old 09-19-2005, 04:38 PM
 
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Re: scope problems

ummmm..

They make 20 MOA bases and 40 MOA bases... call Marty at badger ordinance

Burring rings are good for varmint hunters and light recoiling rifles. I'd rather have a solid ring/scope contact.. especialy under a heavier recoiling rifle...
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Old 09-19-2005, 04:43 PM
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Re: scope problems

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ummmm..

I'd rather have a solid ring/scope contact.. especialy under a heavier recoiling rifle...

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Ric,

What constitutes too heavy in your opinion? The rifle is a 300 SAUM Sendero. I consider its recoil pretty light, but I have never used Burris Sig rings. The Badger bases and rings would run me over $300. That is not feasible for a factory rifle imo.
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Old 09-19-2005, 06:16 PM
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Re: scope problems

Is it a one piece or two piece base?

How many clicks are you from bottom of the elevation adjustment when zeroed at 100 yds?
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Old 09-19-2005, 06:17 PM
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Re: scope problems

sewwhat
The inserts are about $10, if you need 40 moa you will need 2 sets since a set includes 5,10, and 20 moa adjustments the most you can get from 1 set would be 30 moa (approx.)

I have had them on a 300 win mag for a little over 2 years and they haven't budged at all. However Rics right from what I hear Badgers are about as solid as it gets, there have been reports of the Burris rings slipping on the big boomers.
Chris

P.S. If you go the Burris route be sure and clean all the oil off the rings AND inserts, less chance of slipping that way.
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