10MOA base for Savage?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Forester, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. Forester

    Forester Well-Known Member

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    The title says it, does anyone make a good 10MOA base for a short action Savage? I want a 10MOA because to hunt with this rifle a 20MOA base is way more than I need and the Burris scope I am using does not have a lot of internal adjustment.
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    I hava an EGW on my LA savage but they make a 10moa for the SA I think. Look on EBAY just search EGW (evolution gun works). If your scope does not have a lot of internal adjustment whay would you not want the 20moa?
     

  3. Forester

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    Because it is a .308win and around here the farthest shot I am ever going to take with it on game is about 800 yards. Exbal indicates that in theory I could get to 1000 with 10MOA anyway if I wanted to try it on paper. I could get to 800 with the scopes adjustment, I just want to base to keep the reticle a little closer to center.
     
  4. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    Forester,
    Perhaps you are missing the point of using the sloped base, we want to be in the bottom 1/3 or 1/4 of our adjustment range. You never crank down so you would be wasting 50% of your adjustment potential. Seems like a good idea, keeping the reticle centered but it is somewhat counterproductive. I use .308's a lot and want my zeros as low as possible so I have lots of UP, sometimes we shoot the little cartridge way out past 800 at rocks and it is nice to crank rather than holdoff.
    You might also check Near Manufacturing - Rifle Scope Bases for Savage bases. Good luck with your decision.
     
  5. Forester

    Forester Well-Known Member

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    I do understand that, but with a 20MOA base I will be within 6MOA of adjustment from the very bottom if this scope actually has as much adjustment as claimed...seemed a little too close for comfort for me?

    If the consensus is thats no big deal then I may go on with a 20MOA base, they are pretty easy to find.

    BTW the scope is a Burris 6x24x50 Black Diamond. Not my first choice in a scope, but I got it for 60% off so the price was right!
     
  6. KRP

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    Ken Farrell makes them for the round rear actions.
     
  7. ScottBerish

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    From your 100 yard zero, how much down travel do you have? If you are not sure where your reticle is, verify by counting the clicks.

    No hard and fast rule but if you have 30 MOA left the 20MOA base would work just fine.
     
  8. Forester

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    I usually use a 200 yard zero with this rifle, and from there I have 27MOA of down travel. Is that too close or would the 20MOA work ok?
     
  9. ScottBerish

    ScottBerish Well-Known Member

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    Assuming the base is machined correctly to be true 20MOA, and the final mounting height of your scope is not higher than with your old rig, you should be fine. Even if you changed your mind and zeroed at 100 yards, the difference can't be more than 2 MOA. It'ill be close, but the added up travel will maximize the capability of your rig to the limit.

    Best of luck.