Weaver 20 moa base, Nikon Buckmasters 6-18x40

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by cbmadison52, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. cbmadison52

    cbmadison52 New Member

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    Hi,

    I would appreciate some advice. I have put a Weaver 20 moa base on my Savage 12fv in .223 in the hopes to shoot out to 600 yards. The scope I have is a Buckmasters 6-18x40. The scope has 50 moa. Will this work, or should I find a different scope. I plan on shooting 69 gr. Sierra Matchkings. What do you think?

    cbmadison52
     
  2. D1mens1onsh00ter16

    D1mens1onsh00ter16 Active Member

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    If you plan to track with that scope and not hold over then you might find some issues with inaccurate tracking but I am not sure on that particular scope. If the tracking is ok then the scope has enough elevation adjustment to get you out that far.
     

  3. JackinSD

    JackinSD Well-Known Member

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    I have one rifle with a very similiar setup. Mine works just fine.
     
  4. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    cb,
    There's nothing wrong with the Buckmaster series of scopes and they track fine. I have the 6-18 w/Target Dot on a Savage 112BVSS in .300WinMag with 0 MOA setup in the rings/mount and I have taken it to 1000yds. I shoot it almost every weekend to at least 700yds, sometimes farther, and it works great.
    I guess with a price range of $300-350, some folks may think they won't work as good as the $1000.00 + scopes - wrong! Spend that money on bullets, powder and primers and get some trigger time. That's what will get you those small goups at extended ranges. JohnnyK.
     
  5. cbmadison52

    cbmadison52 New Member

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    Thanks to all who responded,

    I have been shooting for roughly 10 years. There is a lot to learn. I appreciate the response. I'd heard that the Buckmasters 6-18x40 was a pretty good scope for the price. I can't afford a Nightforce or a Schmidt and Bender, or some of the other higher priced scopes. But, I love to shoot. And, I've been doing my own handloading for 2 years, now.

    I typically use Varget, and I work with Sierra's 5th Edition manual. I also refer regularly to the Hornady website's ballistics calculator.

    Like many, I hope that reloading components, powder, primers, bullets and brass become more plentiful. The last year has been something else!