leupold 6-18 enough 2 get 308 to 1k ?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by predator1, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. predator1

    predator1 Member

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    new 2 long range shooting. setting up a remington vsps 308 26'' barrel. does vx 2 hav enough moa to get 2 1000 yards? it has 56 moa of adjustment.
     
  2. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Well-Known Member

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    No...not quite. You will need at least a 15 MOA base with that scope.
     

  3. CS T

    CS T Official LRH Sponsor

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    The Scope will do it but you will need a 30 to 40moa base.
     
  4. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Well-Known Member

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    Why would he need that much cant???

    It only takes 38 MOA to get my 308 to 1K with 168 grain bullets...and that's with a 20 inch barrel. (200 yard zero)

    The 15 MOA base works for me, and it keeps the scope low enough for a comfortable cheek weld.

    EDITED TO ADD: My scope is a Leupold Mark 2 6-18x40mm...it was advertised as having 56 MOA. It actually has 75 MOA of adjustment...it has enough adjustment to get to 725 yards mounted flat.
     
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  5. CS T

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    You have 56moa in the scope that makes a 28 top and 28 to the bottom. If you use a 15moa bases you still have 13moa to the bottom. Like you said it take 38moa with a 200yds zero to get to 1k and 42moa w/ a 100yds zero. The key is to get the reticle back to the center of the tube. The reason for this is to achieve the best possible image out of the scope.

    I should have not recommend 40moa but the should have recommend the 20 to 30moa base. A 30moa best will give him a 200yds zero but may not give him a 100yds zero.

    I also recommend trying 175gr over the 168gr for the 168gr tend to tumble at 1k in cold weather.

    It really not effect your cheek weld.


    Mike @ CSGW