How much MOA is needed to reach 1000 yards?

Buck Fever

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Most scopes have more than 40 MOA internal adjustment so using a 20 MOA sloped base is a pretty safe thing to do.

Theoretically it gives you half the internal adjustment plus 20 MOA of drop from zero and should let you dial in a lot of range.

Don't get too hung up on muzzle velocity and drop. For target shooting, a slower moving, high ballistic coefficient bullet can do very well at long range and won't wear out a barrel as fast.
 

Rum Man

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I havent shot so close in a long time !
I had to check !
300 Rum 230 berger at 3036 ft.per.sec
I need 17.7 moa at my altitude! .
You could try the free Streloc program to get your feet wet!
It's close out to 1200 yrds or so .
I switched to the Shooter app . It's been great out to 3027 yards ..

But it you plan on shooting past 5000 yards it will ask you ...are you really shooting that far ? I about fell out of my chair when I checked that distance !!

Rum Man
 

BigMedicine

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I have been a set and forget scope hunter for years.I have had good luck using scopes with BDC type reticles.I would like to try dialing.My main Rifle is a Tikka T3 270WSM.140 grain Berger at 3250 using Magnum Powder.So if I sighted in at 200 yards,what would it take me to reach 1,000
yards?I have been reading about the Tract,Meopta Optima 6 and Leupold VX5 3-15 scopes.I like that I can get a illuminated reticle on the Leopold and Meopta.Any comments or information would be highly appreciated.Thanks ahead,Huntz
Looks like 22.75 MOA will get you there with that bullet and speed.
 

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