scope lost zero when maxed out

L.Sherm

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The 75 is total moa which means you only have half that if its in the middle which means thats exactly how every scope is set up. Its not a scope problem.
If you dial it all the way to the bottom and it only comes up 38 moa then yes its not got 75 moa of travel.
 

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Using a mirror center the reticle reflection using a light source behind the ocular end. Then start turning on 37 MOA of elevation. The elevation dial will go up decreasing spring tension. A 20 MOA rail will jack up the ocular end of the scope adding elevation and enable the reticle to be more centered and allow enough spring tension to maintain erector tube stability and enable long range hits. The 20 MOA rail will add to any available MOA's that can be dialed with the elevation knob. 1250 yards with the speedy 6.5 PRC and pointy bullets should be no problem using 37 MOA's internal elevation with 20MOA rail.
 

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Sounds like the Leupold limits the total turns up to 37-38 moa REGARDLESS of where it starts from? Is this true? So if you put a 20 moa or a 40 moa rail on, you gain NOTHING?! They must have some rotation stop going up, opposite of a zero stop.
 

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Doesn’t totally fix the problem but if you want to dial that distance with your current setup, you could zero for a further distance so that it’ll dial higher. Never heard that about these scopes but it’s definitely a turn off. Does the zero stop on these allow you to dial a certain number of clicks below zero or is zero the stop?
 

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Doesn’t totally fix the problem but if you want to dial that distance with your current setup, you could zero for a further distance so that it’ll dial higher. Never heard that about these scopes but it’s definitely a turn off. Does the zero stop on these allow you to dial a certain number of clicks below zero or is zero the stop?

Zero is the stop. You can remove the turret of course and adjust lower but with the turret dial on, it stops at zero.

The VX5/VX6 HDs are excellent scopes, just don’t plan on dialing beyond 38 MOA.
 

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This scope is intended for hunting. 38 MOA elevation up with a 20 MOA rail will work for 1250 yds. Using Burris Sig rings with inserts on a 20 MOA rail will gain more elevation. I would not be so happy with this scope for long range target because the windage adjust is intended for hunting & lacks easy fine adjustments.

An example of a 6.5PRC load with the 147 Hornady ELDM bullet at 2850 fps, 200 yard zero, gives 37 MOA up to hit at 1250 yards, use of a 20 MOA rail would reduce the amount of internal scope elevation adjustment for 1250 yards.
 

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This scope is intended for hunting. 38 MOA elevation up with a 20 MOA rail will work for 1250 yds. Using Burris Sig rings with inserts on a 20 MOA rail will gain more elevation. I would not be so happy with this scope for long range target because the windage adjust is intended for hunting & lacks easy fine adjustments.

An example of a 6.5PRC load with the 147 Hornady ELDM bullet at 2850 fps, 200 yard zero, gives 37 MOA up to hit at 1250 yards, use of a 20 MOA rail would reduce the amount of internal scope elevation adjustment for 1250 yards.

My 143 ELD-X load 3006 FPS is 35.8 MOA at 1250.

My original inquiry was if running a scope on the edge of its internal elevation will put additional stress on the erector.
 
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