leupold 4.5-14 elevation

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by fishonnw, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. fishonnw

    fishonnw Member

    May 19, 2009
    At this point in my shooting have not killed or practiced past 500 yards, however would like to work towards greater distances. In the leupold 4.5-14 the elevation is 71 minutes of angle vs. 116 in the same scope with a 30mm tube.

    I shoot a 30-378. At what distance am I maxed with the 25.4 tube vs. a 30mm tube. I understand many variables go into the answer, but a good round about answer will work.

    My question comes from deciding to purchase the bigger tube or stick with what I am currently working with. Thanks for your responses.
  2. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Assuming that you're still basically "centered" with your reticle after you sight in at 300 yds, you would have about 30 moa to play with vertically. That means somewhere between 1100 and 1300 yds would be your max distance without using a tapered base or a 30mm tube...........Based on NF ballistic software and Weatherby ammo printed velocities. This is also at sea level, it would increase some at higher elevations...........if you're not "centered" after sighting in, the minutes available will be less.

  3. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    You would be fine with either one. If it were me, I would sight the rifle in and determine how many useable MOA I had of upwards travel. Then determine how much (if any) more I needed to shoot out to the range I wanted. You may just need different rings or bases to adjust. I think you will be fine if you already have the 1" tube.