What is needed to get me to 1000 Yards?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Nate717, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. Nate717

    Nate717 Well-Known Member

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    Hey there, I am shooting a Rem 700 in .300 Win mag with a Nikon 4-16x42 monarch. If I am calculating right this scope is able to get my 165gr Hornady out to about 800 yards. It is flying at roughly 3100 FPS. If anyone knows if I am right with my calculations and if so what do I need to get this out to 1000 yards? any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Welcome LRH and enjoy!

    The pros might need other pertinent info to verify your calculations but there are plenty of free ballistic software out there so you can generate your drop chart. You can use the one here in LRH ...

    Long Range Hunting Ballistics Calculator

    Good luck and happy safe hunting/shooting.

    Ed
     

  3. texan79

    texan79 Well-Known Member

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    Your scope has 40 MOA of internal travel. Depending on the base you have, and where your reticle is sitting now, it may be possible. With out crunching numbers, I'm guessing between 20-24 MOA will be needed to get to 1k when zeroed at 200. If your reticle is sitting at dead center in the scope, you have 20 MOA left to go up. You may consider a 20 or 40 moa base from nightforce to gain some extra "up" inside your scope. You will here a lot about the Nightforce and Mark 4 scopes on this site, and part of the reason is for the 100 MOA of travel that they offer. (the other reason is that they are great glass). The bases and rings would be the cheapest route to solve your problem at 1k, in my opinion.
     
  4. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    Burris signiture rings with offset inserts would be the cheapest, easiest way to get the most adjustment out of your scope as possible. Use the most offset as possible and still get your scope zero'd at 300.
     
  5. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    +1. "IF" you are using the GMX/IB/SST with a BC=.447, 5000 FT ELEV, you'll need 23.12 MOA (zeroed @ 200)and 21.30 MOA (zeroed @ 300).

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