scope height v.s. zero

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by mcharger440, May 16, 2013.

  1. mcharger440

    mcharger440 Well-Known Member

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    ok guys i may be in the wrong area as i couldnt figure out where to classify this question, i have a 338 rum i am pushing a 300gr berger 2800fps (its throughted and streched out to col 4.088 any ways wrong part of the story) i put a 20moa base on it because i like to shoot a mile plus. i had tall scope rings on it just because i had them my zero was 450 yards at the bottom of my scope range but i got my burris zee rings in and they are a strong 3/8 shorter if my thinking is correct then my zero will be a chunk closer am i way off base or is this accurite thanks for your help
     
  2. mcharger440

    mcharger440 Well-Known Member

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    so if my cipherin is right changing scope height from 1.7 to 1.3 would take me (in perfect conditions) from a 450 yard zero to a 325 yard zero .... Input??
     

  3. mcharger440

    mcharger440 Well-Known Member

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    one more thing I went from a scope height of 2.172 to a height of 1.90 I am just an eighth off the barrel now
     
  4. cohunter14

    cohunter14 Well-Known Member

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    You can guess all you want, but the best thing to do is go shoot it. If you are like me, I wouldn't ever take it out hunting or shooting without confirming my zero first anyway.
     
  5. mcharger440

    mcharger440 Well-Known Member

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    absolutely I just live along way from my range and haven't been able to go and between range time my ADD kicks into overdrive so really I am just curious now if my thinking is correct
     
  6. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    The actual height has less to do with zero. than the slope of the base 0 moa vrs 20 moa less moa is usual closer to 100 zero,but wont get the range out of scope
     
  7. mcharger440

    mcharger440 Well-Known Member

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    I have an answer... 300yard zero...lowering my scope height by .272" took my scopes lowest range from 450 to 300yards and that's all I changed