What MOA for my Lapua Scope mount

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Big Dad, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. Big Dad

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    Hey Guys, Big Dad here with a confusing question for you extreme Long range shootest.....Last year my wife surprised me at Christmas with a Savage HS P .338 lapua. I have spent a year shopping for glass that I could afford and just bought a Vortex Viper 6X24X50 PST illuminated EBR-1. I really like American Defense scope mounts and am wondering what MOA (20, 30, 40?) Until a few years ago, have mainly been a Pistol shooting fool, so this long range thing is all New to my brain.
    Any thoughts would be Great......
     
  2. vinson

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    That scope has 65 moa of total elevation adjustment, divide that by 2 and you are mechanically centered at 32.5 moa. You should be able to use a 30 moa base and make maximum use of your scopes travel. My 338 needs 80 moa to get to 2000 yards so this config or even a 20 moa base should get you there.
     

  3. Big Dad

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    Vinson, thanks for the reply. As soon as I can get the scope mounted, will be zeroing in with Nosler Custom loads w/250gr. Accubond, then its all about reloading to obtain the sweet spot load. Just received 300rds of New Lapua brass, so will be looking for a good load as well.
    Thanks again,
    Big Dad
     
  4. rem338um

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    Sorry ,,but last reply is incorrect....if the scope has 32.5 moa of up from center then you add a 20 or 30 moa base..that makes a total of 52.5 or 62.5 of up adjustment and that wont get you to a mile...mine take 70 moa to get to 1760 yards..you might make it to 1600 with the 30 moa base...just my experience talking.
     
  5. Big Dad

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    Ok Rem, here's the deal. My Savage Precision came with a 20moa base, and I just picked up a set of American Defense Recon SL-30moa rings, so I am sitting on 50moa? Is this how it works. Gotta ask because this is All new to me......All the right advise I can receive makes Big Dad very happy.
    Thank you for your reply.
     
  6. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    IMHHO, Bruce puts it best ...

     
  7. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    At our age, just seeing 1000 yards is a challenge.............:D
     
  8. FEENIX

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