scope trouble

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by j70070, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. j70070

    j70070 Member

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    hi everybody, I just bought a new scope in hopes of getting into long range shooting (1000+) i know this will take some time. anyway today bore sighted my rifle at 100 yards, then i took the elevation cap off to switch it to zero and found it was sitting a little high so i "spun" up to see how much moa was left, only to find that there was only 17.5moa left:mad:
    so then i checked the chart and found that is only 850 yards. So what i want to know is is there something I can do or am I screwed.oh by the way the scope is the bushnell 5-15 tactical any input will help, thanks
     

  2. Willys46

    Willys46 Well-Known Member

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    20 MOA Base

    Most run a 20 MOA base to help with the elevation. That would give you plenty..The only issue would being able to zero at a hundred. It will depend on how much MOA travel your scope has.
     

  3. tjonh2001

    tjonh2001 Well-Known Member

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    i have that same scope. they only have 40 moa. if you install a 20 moa scope rail this will allow you to have more adjustment. depending on what caliber you should reach 1000 yards.
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Look at the Burris rings they have off sets that can go from 5 MOA
    to about 20 so that you dont have to do away with the 100yrd zero.

    J E CUSTOM