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Old 05-30-2013, 06:51 PM
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Picatinny Rail

I have a Leupold VX 4.5-14X40 scope on a 300WM hunting rifle and would like to shoot out to 1200 yds. I am thinking about installing a 20MOA picatinny base for the long range target shooting but do not want to hunt the optics of my 100 to 700 yard hunting rifle. Is this a real concern? Thanks for your input . Al
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:08 PM
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Re: Picatinny Rail

first of all welcome too LRH. now, most of us on LRH run some kind of moa base on all our hunting rigs and most zero at 100 too 200 yards. this combo on your rifle will get you too and beyond 1200 yards and still be very functional at closer distance. hope this helps if i understood you correctly.
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:59 AM
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Re: Picatinny Rail

your scope should have enough internal m.o.a. adjustment to go from 100-1200 yards with that caliber.
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:41 PM
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Re: Picatinny Rail

Thanks for the responce. I wasn't sure if the optic quality of the scope would be deminished at shorter ranges if a 20 MOA rail is used. The scope has a 60 MOA travel range. From the ballistics info the center of the scope optics would be about 1000 yds with the 20MOA rail. From what I understand now the optic quality would not be affected at shorter ranges (less than 1000 yds) Al
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:14 PM
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Re: Picatinny Rail

piggy back a question here

what would be the advantage to zeroing at 100 verus 200 yds
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:15 PM
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Re: Picatinny Rail

I run a 200 zero with pretty much all my rifles but a lot of guys that compete use a 100 yard I guess its personal preference and during comp you won't have to hold under or over at close range little targets.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:39 AM
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Re: Picatinny Rail

thanks 338

follow up question....with a 200 yd zero vs a 100 yd, do you gain 100 yds of adjustment on the top end?
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