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Sgt. Mike 05-14-2009 08:50 PM

20 M.O.A Mount?
I just purchased a beautiful mount for my Weatherby .308 and it has a 20 M.O.A. I realize things appear reversed but does the high part of the mount go to the front or the back? High to the muzzle or the butt of the gun?Thank you in advance. Michael

mrm14 05-14-2009 09:42 PM

The high part of the mount goes to the back or rear. Think about it, if the scope is aimed more down the higher the barrel is pointed up toward the target. What range are you shooting?

Sgt. Mike 05-14-2009 11:29 PM

20 M.O.A. Base
Thank you for the information. Yes you are right when you think about it. As for range, I can shoot out my back door 300 yards and move other places for 400+ yards. This gun will have an IOR Scope with an MP-8 reticle and 35 mm tube. Deer beyond 300 yards is not unusual. I have a 7mm STW Sendero sighted in for zero at 300 yards. The scope may eventually end up on the 7mm STW. It' extremely accurate and takes deer beyond the 300 yard mark with no problem. Thank you for the information. Sgt. Mike :)

truevil1313 05-15-2009 11:33 AM

SGT. I had the same question about my 15 MOA mount. Anyway you have now gotten sound advice from the other guys. One thing that was suggested to me is to get the book The Ultimate Sniper, they sell it at It is soooo full of useful info, i suggest to everyone now that shoots long guns to go ahead and pick a copy up. It is well worth the $30 something bucks and certianly worth the time to read. So far that has been the very best advice JD has ever given me(and he has given me a lot of advice).

Sgt. Mike 05-15-2009 12:30 PM

20 M.O.A. Base
Thanks for the heads up on "The Ultimate Sniper". We live close to Midway so we'll pick it up the next time we make it to Columbia. Thanks again to everyone. Michael

mrm14 05-16-2009 02:38 AM

If your only shooting 500 to 600 yards only I dont feel you need a + 20MOA base mount. What it really does, lets say for 1000 yard shoother, is to not have to adjust their scopes to the max of their internal adjuxtment MOA range. Know the MOA range adjustment of your scope and the ballisstics of your bullet before making a decision to use a +20 or +15 MOA base mount before you buy. When you exceede the 600 yd. range for targets the + MOA base mounts can come into play for a reasonable solution for your endevor, however, less yardage than that I dont feel you need it, unless your scope is a POS. for the application.

Also, when your shooting this disatnce (500 yards+) you shouldn't be scrimping of cost of glass (scope)

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