what scope for m99 barrett to get to at least 2k yards?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by R.C.Saul, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. R.C.Saul

    R.C.Saul Well-Known Member

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    Just got a Model 99 Barrett in .416 Barrett. What scope should I put on top to reach out to at least 2000 yards? It takes 43moa to get to 1500 yards using Barretts 450gr bthp traveling 3050. PRICED UNDER $2500! I'm thinking a Nightforce 8-32x56.
     
  2. 436

    436 Well-Known Member

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    That would be my pick in magnification, the model would be the NXS with illuminated reticle.
    My second pick would be the Leupold Mark4 ERT 6.5-20x50 34mm M5 with locking adjustments.
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  3. MHO

    MHO Well-Known Member

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    I think your correct on the NF. Thats the scope I would put on.
     
  4. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    how many minutes to 2k would be the question. the 8x32 doesn't have as much adjustment as the 5x22. you might have to have that thing canted perfect, zeroed just off the bottom to get to 2k.
     
  5. R.C.Saul

    R.C.Saul Well-Known Member

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    I estimate 76 moa
     
  6. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    they only have 65 moa adjustment total. you can go farther using the reticle. OR just get a March with 100 moa adjustment. a better scope.
     
  7. strombeckj

    strombeckj Well-Known Member

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    I would save a few more bucks and go with a IOR 12-52x56 MF 40mm ED TERMINATOR MULTI-BDC ILLUMINATED MP-8 XTREME. It can be set up for a .50 BMG and the glass is better than a NF.

    IMO,
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  8. stukpedal

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    My M99 has a 27 moa rail, it's a few years old, but I assume the new ones would be the same. I have a Leupold mk4 w/a BORS, and I can shoot from 100yds (zero for the BORS) to 1600 yards (50 BMG). I'm sure it will go further, but 1600 is the furthest I have access to. I have no idea how much further though.
     
  9. LR3

    LR3 Well-Known Member

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    Trying to resolve the same problem. I use a 12-50 S&B but at 2400 yds need 75 moa and only have 65. Use 3mil hold. New S&B 25 has moa range of about 115 moa but not powerful enough. Also at those ranges mils spacing is too coarse. Looking at ior terminator 12-52 but would prefer not to have sfp. Anybody using ior 12-52.
     
  10. 436

    436 Well-Known Member

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    I'm with R.C.Saul on this one 76 MOA ..... Your real drop will come betwee 1700 yards and 2000 yards. With it set up the way you've stated at 1700 yards your drop should be about 976" inches and vel's should be 1250 fps. when you reach 2000 yards you've dropped something like 1595 inches with your vel's at 1100 fps... that give you a 619" inch drop between 1700 & 2000 yards.
    From the way it sounds you should have about 70 MOA in your scope now without the 27 MOA rail mount. How high are you above the bore?
    Head out to 2500 yards and it really gets ugly.

    Range(yd) Clicks 1 moa
    --------- ------
    100 0
    200 1
    300 2
    400 4
    500 7
    600 9
    700 12
    800 15
    900 18
    1000 21
    1100 25
    1200 29
    1300 33
    1400 38
    1500 43
    1600 49
    1700 55
    1800 61
    1900 69
    2000 76
    2100 84
    2200 93
    2300 102
    2400 112
    2500 122

    Click chart generated for Barrett
    Muzzle Velocity = 3025 ft/sec, BC = 0.72
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    Range(yd) Clicks 1/4 moa

    100 0
    200 2
    300 9
    400 17
    500 26
    600 36
    700 47
    800 59
    900 71
    1000 85
    1100 100
    1200 116
    1300 134
    1400 152
    1500 173
    1600 195
    1700 219
    1800 246
    1900 274
    2000 305
    2100 337
    2200 372
    2300 409
    2400 448
    2500 487

    Click chart generated for Barrett
    Muzzle Velocity = 3025 ft/sec, BC = 0.72


    Have fun.
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  11. R.C.Saul

    R.C.Saul Well-Known Member

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    It does have a 27 moa rail on top. I'm thinking nightforce 8-32 with a set of Barrett rings that give more moa.
     
  12. alcesgigas

    alcesgigas Well-Known Member

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    Would a Near Alphamount with 20moa base and 20moa rings get you there?
     
  13. Drjimdc

    Drjimdc New Member

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    I use a March 8x80 for my F Class 6.5 that I will be using in the worlds next month in New Mexico. I have two night force scopes and the turrets are great on both but at 1000 yds the 60-80 power and optics of the March are great.
     
  14. Drjimdc

    Drjimdc New Member

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    Also the march 8x89 had 1/8 clicks and 60 Moa of elevation adjustment