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Thread: Average MOA angle for rail/base for .300 Win mag @ 1,000 yards?

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    Average MOA angle for rail/base for .300 Win mag @ 1,000 yards?

    I have an HS Precision/Rem. action in .300 Win mag. I'm using a Bushnell ERS 3.5 12 X 50 scope W/ H59 reticle and zero stop.

    Mostly I'll be loading Berger 230 gr, Hybrid Tactical pills. About 2800 to 2900 fps. MV

    Will my 40 MOA NF Unimount and my scope adjustment be enough on a zero MOA rail?
    After all the scope has a 34 mm tube with 25+ mils of adjustment and the H59 10 mil hold-over reticle.
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    for 1000yds, 20 MOA is more than enough

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    you are only going to need 8.5 mills for 1000 yards running a load like that according to strelok, so 20 moa is more than enough (with a 20 moa base and that kinda load you can get to 1200 with 10 mills) so you wont have any adjustment needed out to 1200 yards, after that you would need to start adjusting, still pretty sweet.

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    Thanks guys, for doing my math. My math gene was damaged - maybe too much Jack Daniels as a baby.

    So with that 40 mil NF Unimount I may well be way over what I need. Hmmm. Optics Planet, get ready for a return.
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    My partner shoots 230 Hybrids at 2795fps.

    He's shot a mile using a 20 MOA + retical holds.
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    Unless I have an issue with my scope (bushy ers), I couldnt zero at 100 yards with a 20 moa base.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorSix View Post
    Unless I have an issue with my scope (bushy ers), I couldnt zero at 100 yards with a 20 moa base.

    No problem zeroing at 100yds with a 20moa base on my .300 using a Bushnell Tactical Elite 6-24x50 G2DMR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric B. View Post

    Mostly I'll be loading Berger 230 gr, Hybrid Tactical pills. About 2800 to 2900 fps. MV
    Just took another look at the data. What powder you going to use? I tried 240gr, thought about 230s but they weren't available. The 240s just about sent me to the hospital at 2,600fps without a brake.

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    20 is all you need
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    20 MOA and I was slightly high at 100 yards. I guess it depends on the individual scope but 20MOA is more than enough.

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    Heck, with a 20 MOA base I was shooting 1200 yards with a .308 with only a 0.5 mil reticle hold (scope gave me 15 mils).