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Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by hydehunter, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. hydehunter

    hydehunter Well-Known Member

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    a buddy has a Rem long range model 700 in 7 Rem mag and is putting a Huskemaw 5-20 Blue Diamond scope with Talley standard high rings.do you think he will be able to reach 1000 yards without putting a 20 moa rail on it? thanks Jim
     
  2. KyCarl

    KyCarl Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't that depend on how much travel that scope has?
     
  3. hydehunter

    hydehunter Well-Known Member

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    yes it will but I have not shot this gun yet waiting on the scope to arrive then I can mount it but I don't have anymore info yet
     
  4. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Should be no problem.

    Just run a ballistic calculator on his ammo, look at the drop and read the spec's on the scope.
     
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    Lee D Well-Known Member

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    my 26" 7mm rem mag requires 24.25 moa of elevation from a 100 yard zero for a 1000 yard trajectory. I do not know anything about that scope or the reticle, but i'd have to imagine that would be within its capabilities

    I hope he got a good one, I got a 7mm rm 700LR on sale when they were running the rebate, and could not squeeze less than 1.5moa at 500 yards out of any ammo I tried. It's being blueprinted and a brux barrel installed now.
     
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  7. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    The bullet drop is the place to start and then work backwards.

    Just about any of the calibers most of us shoot with an MV of 2850 or more won't have any trouble getting to 1000yds even without a canted rail in most cases.
     
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  8. hydehunter

    hydehunter Well-Known Member

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    thanks all for the advice
     
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    I would recommend a canted rail my self. Sooner or later the 1000 yards will get boring and he’ll want to push out farther. May as well get all he can out of it. Jmo
     
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  10. xsn10s

    xsn10s Well-Known Member

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    +1 for the 20 MOA base. He probably won't need it depending on his load and scope. But 7mm Rem Mag has the potential to be a mile rifle (targets), so why not get a 20 MOA. They aren't that much more anyways, and you'll be done.
     
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