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Old 02-24-2006, 12:11 AM
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Re: Winchester Laredo

You'll find out that you will loose windage clicks everytime you do this.

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I'd be curious to know just how much windage you loose. I've got a Leupy VariXIII just sitting around (hint, hint Kirby [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]) that I'll try that on. I'm going to make the bold prediction that I don't loose more than 1 MOA in the middle 90% of the scopes adjustment. Maybe I'll be proven wrong. We'll see.
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Old 02-24-2006, 08:52 AM
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Re: Winchester Laredo

Ok, you guys were right about the loss of windage. I cranked a Mark 4 16x and a VX III until the windage bottomed out, then I backed it up 1 MOA. I then cranked the elevation all the way down. I lost 1 MOA on the Mark 4 and 1.5 MOA on the VX III.

If I came up 2 MOA on the elevation, I got the windage back. Since I would never bottom a scope out (and even if I did I would only loose 1-2 MOA), I don't see that your concerns are warranted when using a quality scope.

Buy quality. Buy something w/70 + MOA adjustment and you don't need a canted base to get to 1000 yds +. With that said, every rifle I own has a 20 MOA rail on it [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 02-24-2006, 09:21 AM
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Re: Winchester Laredo

The loss of windage will be noticed when cranking for the realy long shot. If its realy windy you wont be taking that 1000y shot so the loss in windage is not a problem.
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Old 02-25-2006, 04:13 AM
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Harv, thats what I was thinking. Who can shoot 1000 plus yards in gale force winds and expect to hit anything with consistency. I mena like 20 mph winds, unless you have an allen mag, prolly not very likely. I'm just with bill on this one, if you have somewhat flat shooting caliber, to get to 1000 yards, you dont need a special canted base. For 1000 yards more, yah you do, or if your shooting a 308 or something, I dont know, I dont do ballistic comparisons for a 308. All I nkow is that with a 1" tube vx2 scope, I can get out to 800 yards with a 25-06 zeroed at 200 yards, and I could probly get to 1000 yards with it. Just using the $20 regular rings and base from leupold. So 40 bux for the mounting system vs. 150 bux for a base thats not really needed unless your shooting more then 1000 yards. Just my opinion anyways.
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