Just out of curiosity...

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by c_bass16, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. c_bass16

    c_bass16 Well-Known Member

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    If optic companies are starting to finally offer 10 mils per rotation on their elevation turrets...why are they so far lagging behind in offering similar adjustment for the MOA shooters?

    I've seen the 25 MOA turrets on the Vortex Razor HD with the EBR-2B (MOA) but very few others offer more than 20 min per revolution, and that's on the high speed models.

    Anyone got opinions?

    MOA is a 1/4 based system, so I could understand a 25 MOA turret, the problem could be that it's not as easy to add 25 + 13 if you were cranked up on your 2nd rotation...but having a secondary set of numbers would fix this, as does the addition of zero stop.

    Is a 10 and 20 MOA turret so much easier than a 25 or 30 MOA turret?

    What say you?
     

  2. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe its because they make scopes for the MAJORITY of shooters and not the FEW that practice extreme long range stuff!!!
     

  3. c_bass16

    c_bass16 Well-Known Member

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    That's true, but that's not what I'm talking about.

    The optics that are designed for the "majority" are designed with capped turrets, because most hunters don't dial for elevation anyway.

    What I'm talking about, are the optics that are already designed for the LR, ELR, Tactical,Target, Match, Precision Hunting, shooters.
     
  4. MMERSS

    MMERSS Well-Known Member

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    Most LR big game hunters I am associated with dial for elevation with uncapped turrets. I prefer the 20 MOA turret. IMO I see no advantage of a 15 or 25 MOA turret over the 20.
     
  5. c_bass16

    c_bass16 Well-Known Member

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    Most of my fellow shooters do as well, but in the grand scheme of all big game hunters in the nation...we are a VERY small percentage.

    I'm not talking about 15 or 25 MOA turrets specifically...I'm asking why, if 10 Mil turrets exist...why no 30 MOA turrets exist?
     
  6. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    I think it all comes to turret diameter. I feel the 20 moa turret on the NF scopes is nice, but the clicks and lines are very close together. To get to a 25 moa turret it would need to be large like the IOR 25 MOA turret. 30 MOA even larger.

    The turrets with big MOA per revolution are nice, but so is being able to distinguish what line you are on easily. With counting up for ELR shots I prefer counting in 10's, so a 10, 20, 30 moa turret would be my choice. Then it is very easy to just go to the final number of the last rev. For instance, 20 moa turret, dialing for 2600 yards. Need 83 moa. 20, 40, 60, 80 and stop on 3.

    Jeff
     
  7. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    I agree Jeff, makes it simpler. My vortex turret is 12 MOA per rev, i wonder who's great idea that was. :rolleyes: Having said that, the 12 MOA per rev and the limited 65 MOA of adjustment are the only drawbacks of this scope i can find. But that is for another thread.
     
  8. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    LOL, I agree. What the Heck!! I have seen this on some IOR's and Lupy's too. Some even 13 moa. It would have been soooooo much better to stop at 10. It simply had to be an accident that was not calculated prior to construction.:rolleyes:

    Jeff