Need info on scope bases?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Scratch, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Scratch

    Scratch Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    133
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Hello

    Can someone please explain to me what 0 MOA 10 MOA 20 MOA etc on scope bases means and how do you know which MOA to buy.

    Thanks in advance

    Scratch
     
  2. NomadPilot

    NomadPilot Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    510
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2009

  3. emn83

    emn83 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    801
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2012
    the MOA elevation simply means the amount of angle on the base. for a 0 MOA, there is no angle, on a 20 MOA, the rear of the scope is higher than the front, so the scope is angled down. When I added the 20 MOA base to my rifle, I had to adjust my scope 80 clicks or 20 MOA down, to regain the same zero I had before. Basically any mount with more than 0 MOA gives you more elevation to use

    Can't give you any advice on what to buy without knowing more about what gun/scope you are shooting and what your intended purpose is
     
  4. Scratch

    Scratch Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    133
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Gentlemen,

    Thank you for the help and the links. I'm new to this long range shooting and I admit I don't have very much knowledge.
    I haven't picked out a scope yet, but I'll be using a 7mm Rem Mag with 168 or 180 Berger VLD (which ever shoots the best) and I'd like to shot out to 1000 yards.

    The scope I'm interested in is the Huskamaw Diamond 5x20 or Vortex Viper however, with that said I'm open to suggestion.

    Thanks Again for the help:)

    Scratch