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Old 07-18-2013, 12:53 PM
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Is 30 MOA to much for this setup?

Remington 700 Sendero .338 RUM with a Vortex Viper PST FFP 6-24x50

I am going to go with the Seekins Base and Rings.

Couple questions before I place the order.

1.) I want to stretch this set up out as far as possible. Doing the math with a 200 yard zero it looks like at 2000 yards I will drop about 95 MOA. the scope has 65 MOA total travel. I'm thinking a 30 MOA rail would be the best option. does this sound correct?

2.) The bases come in #6 and #8 screws. I believe for a factory 700 action a #6 is required but wanted to be sure.

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Speedy.
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:44 PM
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Re: Is 30 MOA to much for this setup?

Am I thinking correct in that with 65 MOA total elevation travel a 30 MOA base will give me 62.5 MOA usable adjustment.

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Old 07-18-2013, 02:04 PM
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Re: Is 30 MOA to much for this setup?

You are correct in your thinking. If the Scope has 65 total moa and you should have 32.5 up with a zero rail. This is of course in a perfect world. So with a 30 moa rail you would get 62.5 moa up.

If you really want to stretch it out go with a SFP scope. Then you can dial back to 12X and your reticle will be X2 the hold over it has on 24X. That should get you to 2 K + with your set up.

And yes to the #6 screws being standard.

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Old 07-18-2013, 02:34 PM
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Re: Is 30 MOA to much for this setup?

Thanks Jeff.

I just wanted to be 100% sure I would be ok with the 30 MOA base. Id hate to get it on and find out I couldn't zero @ 200 because it was pitched to much.

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Old 07-18-2013, 02:42 PM
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Re: Is 30 MOA to much for this setup?

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Thanks Jeff.

I just wanted to be 100% sure I would be ok with the 30 MOA base. Id hate to get it on and find out I couldn't zero @ 200 because it was pitched to much.

Speedy.
Well, you will be running very close. But like I said, in a perfect world it will work. If the top of the action is not to spec, and they do vary, it could toss you off a little. Or if the scope only has 62 moa and was advertised at 65. Or if you use an EGW base and it is off and really a 35 or 40 moa instead of 30. This I have seen a lot. If you want security buy a Nightforce rail, but I am not sure they come in 30's. But Near Mfg. makes one and it will be spot on, but cost is $175

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Old 07-18-2013, 02:53 PM
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Re: Is 30 MOA to much for this setup?

I've got a 308 with a 40 MOA base. Zero'd at 380 yards. 7.6 inches high at 100, 11 inches high at 200 and 7.6 high at 300 again. I have all 52 MOA adjustment in my scope elevation. Run out of elevation adjustment at 1211 yards.

Just wondering why some guys want a "specific yardage" for zero? It's stuck in my head 7.6,11,7.6 then 380 for zero. If I need to I just hold off at anything between me and 380...
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:20 PM
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Re: Is 30 MOA to much for this setup?

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Just wondering why some guys want a "specific yardage" for zero? .
I have set up rifles all the way out to 600 for zero's. This was to get all the distance we could from the internal elevation of the scope. It just depends on what your are doing with it. I assume you use hold over more than you dial. For us that dial for a long range shot it is easier to define a perfect zero with a smaller group size. So 100 and 200 are what I use most. If you are off 1 moa on your zero that will be 10 1/2" off at 1000 yards. 21" at 2000 yards. Plus I like to check my zero often. It is easier to do at 100 or 200 and the wind will effect your zero much less as well.

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