shooting out to 2000 yards with a 300 win mag

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  1. lal357

    lal357

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    gun:
    rem.700 action
    bartlien 26" barrel
    20 moa base
    19 mils of adjustment in scope
    can add up to 40 moa more in rings
    wanting to take a 300 win mag out to 2000 - 2400 yards (i know the later will be a stretch). looking at berger 215 gr. pills .

    question 1 im thinking about using either a 600 zero with the scope turret dailed down does this sound good or should zero at 1000 (90 % of my shooting done here)
     
  2. dmoran

    dmoran Gold $$ Contributor

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    If 90% of your shooting is at 1000, that should be your zero also - IMO
     
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  3. Meangreen

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    It is irrelevent what your zero is. The total amount of adjustment available vs. the amount needed is exactly the same for a given setup.

    All you will be doing is changing the number designation of the clicks. You can dial up to 600 and call that "0" or call it "5 mils". The number of clicks needed will be identical.
     
  4. lal357

    lal357

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    For me my zero is 1000 yards right now thats with the scope turret bottomed out so i have full adjustment up im pretty sure i will run out of scope adjustment and will have to rely on mil/hash marks to make up the rest but i wanted to get the most i can
     
  5. lal357

    lal357

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    I undersrand what your saying for instance i shot at 1000 dead today and went to 700 had hold 2 mil down to ring the steel
     
  6. Meangreen

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    With that gun your 1000 yard dope is about 8 mils. You have 17.4 mils in the base and rings (60 moa total), so you are dialing down 9.4 mils from optical center to zero at 1000 yards. You only have 19 mils adjustment in your scope. That does indeed leave you at the very bottom of your adjustment range.

    If you use all the 60 moa that you have available in your mounts, then 600yds isn't going to be an option.
     
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