Need more elevation out of my Nightforce,what are my options?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by KQguy, Apr 11, 2010.


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  1. KQguy

    KQguy Well-Known Member

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    I have a Savage,with a 5.5x22x50 scope.I have 31 moa of elevation left on the bottoom,that I cannot use.I am using Nightforce rings and bases,and I have a 20moa rear base,but still have too much unusable adjustment on the bottom.I probably need to stick with Nightforce rings and bases,because I have their ACI/ anti cant ,and want to keep using it.Night force only goes up to 20moa rear bases,so I was wondering what I could do to get more out of my scope?Is there anyone making 40 moa bases for the savage that will work with my Nightforce rings?
     
  2. topbrass

    topbrass Well-Known Member

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    What round are you shooting and why do you think you need more elevation?
     
  3. KQguy

    KQguy Well-Known Member

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    I am shooting a 7mmWSM,and I can't quite get out to a mile.The range I shoot at has some pretty long shot's,that I would like to be able to make.I have almost $2000 wrapped up in my scope/base combo,and I would like to get more out of it than I am now.
     
  4. CA48

    CA48 Well-Known Member

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    You can stick with your 20 moa base just get some Burris Sig. rings and the polymer inserts that are sold separately. Just put +10 in the rear and -10 in the front for a total of 40 moa.
     
  5. LouBoyd

    LouBoyd Well-Known Member

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    EGW makas an adapter which will go on top of an existing Picatinny rail and give anther 20MOA. Probaly not as nice as a custom 40 MOA rail but should do the job if you don't mind the total scope height. EGW 1-Piece Picatinny-Style 20 MOA Elevated 3" Extended Riser Mount AR-15 Flattop Matte - MidwayUSA
     
  6. topbrass

    topbrass Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, but does the 7mmWSM have the capacity to keep a heavy 7mm round going supersonic at that distance?

    Thanks!

    There are a few adaptors that are made for AR's that will go on top of your EGW rail mount. But that gets the scope up a little high. I like the Burris rings. Right now they only have +/- 10 inserts so 20 is the most you can get out of the ring itself for a total of 40 moa.

    Edit: Looks like LouBoyd beat me to the submit button.
     
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  7. mike33

    mike33 Well-Known Member

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    Why not buy a 40 moa rail?
     
  8. kellyzier

    kellyzier Well-Known Member

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    I shot a mile last week with my 338 edge,,,I also have a 5.5 by 22 night force...I have 20 minutes built into my bat action and I still ran out of MOA.

    So I simply used the stadia lines....10 moa is half way and 20 is all the way and at 20 you get a pretty good line to zero in on. We shot 1,971 yards and the 20 moa line in the glass was enough. Each line is 1 moa and they are pretty accurate when you are running out of room on the turrets.

    kz
     
  9. CA48

    CA48 Well-Known Member

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    Topbrass the 7 wsm shooting a heavier bullet like 180gr berger should keep supersonic up to 2000 yds depending on your location.
     
  10. 4xforfun

    4xforfun Well-Known Member

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    I watched a guy shooting a Dasher at the mile compition of the 2008 IBS 1000 nats at Thunder Valley!!! If I remember correctly, he did OK!!! I have not done the whole computer thing, but my guess is that the 7 WSM with the 180 Bergers or the 180 JLK would be fine at a mile.
     
  11. topbrass

    topbrass Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I havent run the number either. I just saw the specs and it looked like it would be close.