Originally Posted by rocknwell
I saw an old thread somewhere on here where this question was asked. it was over a year old so I thought i'd bring it up again. I just bought a mil/mil scope. i have not seen a "mil-canted" base. they are all in 20 or 30 MOA. is it bad to use a 20 MOA rail base on a mil/mil scope? initially i'm shooting out to only 500 or 600 yards with my -06. do I even need a canted base for these distances?
btw, going to be using PST 4-16x50 in mil/mil
It's OK that the base is angled in MOA - that just gives you an idea of how much scope elevation adjustment you're "buying" with it. The basic premise is that the base is angled so that when you zero the scope for, say, 100 yards, you'll have 20 MOA more upward elevation adjustment in the scope itself, which will allow you to dial in elevation for long range shooting. If you'll be shooting to 600 yards, you will not need an angled base (unless your scope is extremely limited in elevation adjutment, which is not likely).