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Old 10-18-2013, 04:17 AM   #11
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Thank you. Very helpful.

Another question..
About how much MOA travel will be necessary for shooting no further than 500 yards with a 0 MOA scope base?
depends on how much is available with the adjustments of the reticle. one of the methods they use to use was to use shim material under the forward scope base to get more range out of the reticle adjustments. shim material is available at a lot of different supply outlets like Granger and comes in different thickness'. leave the scope at 0 MOA and then work with different thickness' of shim material under your forward scope base to shoot longer distances when you want to long range target shoot. that way it's removable an can be put back to 0 when you're using it for hunting.
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depends on how much is available with the adjustments of the reticle. one of the methods they use to use was to use shim material under the forward scope base to get more range out of the reticle adjustments. shim material is available at a lot of different supply outlets like Granger and comes in different thickness'. leave the scope at 0 MOA and then work with different thickness' of shim material under your forward scope base to shoot longer distances when you want to long range target shoot. that way it's removable an can be put back to 0 when you're using it for hunting.
But just in general, if my scope is mechanically zeroed at a 100 yard zero, about how much MOA travel will a scope need to comfortably reach out to 500 yards? I want to make sure I can get a scope with enough MOA travel to reach out that far and not have to use a canted scope base..
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But just in general, if my scope is mechanically zeroed at a 100 yard zero, about how much MOA travel will a scope need to comfortably reach out to 500 yards? I want to make sure I can get a scope with enough MOA travel to reach out that far and not have to use a canted scope base..
Depends on the cartridge the gun itself the rings and base being used. There isnt a one size fits all answer
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Depends on the cartridge the gun itself the rings and base being used. There isnt a one size fits all answer
i was just looking for a ball park estimate...

I'm looking at Leupold scopes and I think any scope from them would give me enough MOA travel to reach out that far without a problem..right?
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i was just looking for a ball park estimate...

I'm looking at Leupold scopes and I think any scope from them would give me enough MOA travel to reach out that far without a problem..right?
Leopold puts those in their specs. here is a link to the VX-3 scope. 4.5-14x40.

http://www.leupold.com/hunting-shooting/scopes/vx-3-riflescopes/vx-3-4-5-14x40mm-adj-obj/
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I would get a 4x fixed power scope. There is nothing to adjust and you are good from 10 yards to 300 yards. You can put some binoculars in your bag.

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Leopold puts those in their specs. here is a link to the VX-3 scope. 4.5-14x40. http://www.leupold.com/hunting-shooting/scopes/vx-3-riflescopes/vx-3-4-5-14x40mm-adj-obj/
That's funny, because I've literally been on Leupold's website ALL day and I'm trying to narrow it down between the one you showed me (VX-3 ;.5-15x40) and the VX-R 4-12x50)

I think the VX 3 is supposed to be a better glass, but I like the illumination/ fiber optics on the VX-R...
They make a VX 3 with illumination but a little bit out if my price range
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That's funny, because I've literally been on Leupold's website ALL day and I'm trying to narrow it down between the one you showed me (VX-3 ;.5-15x40) and the VX-R 4-12x50)

I think the VX 3 is supposed to be a better glass, but I like the illumination/ fiber optics on the VX-R...
They make a VX 3 with illumination but a little bit out if my price range
Leopold makes a fine scope. you could do a lot worse than a Leopold!

Leopold has even branched off into the tactical scope lines for police and military in the last several years.

they are not cheap, IMO are worth the price if you can afford them.
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I put in a vote for the Leupold VXR Patrol, the 4-12x40mm is $600, and the 4-12x50mm is $670.You can get it with illuminated dot (Fire Dot), and a BDC reticle (BFD), and it has a 30mm tube.

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Ive sworn off leupolds. Havent had one that has survived more than two years other than my vx3 rimfire efr. Vx7 broken lens delamination havent sent it back for repair yet as they will fix it just too lazy to repair something that will just sit on the shelf.

Mk4 3.5-15 lens delamination sold it to a buddy that didnt care he sent it back for repairs.

Mk4cqb wont hold zero shelved leupold wont fix repair or replace.

Im not wasting more money on leupold optics.

Ive switched to trijicon nightforce nikon and vortex depending on need.

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