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Savage 10FP- SR

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by hseII, Jan 28, 2013.

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  1. hseII

    hseII Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    A friend of mine just purchased a Savage 10FP-SR in 223 remington and is looking for a long base to mount both a scope and eventually some sort of NV device for Predator Hunting- Any Recommendations?

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  2. chaser_2332

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    Get a regular 20moa base for the scope and then add a muster nv rail to the stock.
     
  3. arizona98tj

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    Wouldn't the recommendation for a 20 MOA base be based on the a couple of factors....such as the available elevation adjustment within the scope? And....perhaps the maximum distance the shooter intends to use his new .223?
     
  4. chaser_2332

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    I have never seen a 20moa base be a negative, even if you only plan to shoot 100yds I would still always recommend a 20moa base.
     
  5. Z-Michigan

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    A 20 MOA base is negative if you're using a flat shooting cartridge, a close (like 100 yard) zero, and don't NEED the added elevation. Running your scope way off centered on elevation tends to reduce your available windage and often gives you a slight reduction in image quality. If you're not shooting at super long distances, it has no benefit.

    It's a much bigger negative if you're using a scope with limited elevation adjustment where the 20 MOA base could cause you to run out. Only likely if the scope has 40 MOA or less of elevation, but some do, especially higher magnification scopes with 1" tubes.

    Ken Farrell offers bases with 10 and 15 MOA tilts, which is probably about ideal for most shooting at 600 yards or less with all relatively flat shooting (.308 Win / .223 Rem and flatter) cartridges. Why better than 0 MOA? Well just getting a zero at 100 yards will use up about 3-5 MOA vs. perfectly level with the bore, depending on your cartridge ballistics and scope height, so you should get a 100 yard zero less than 10 MOA away from perfectly centered adjustments.
     
  6. gotigers

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    OP: What max distances do you plan on shooting?

    I wouldn't want a 20MOA base inside 450 yards, maybe, big maybe, 600 if the scope has enough adjustment.
     
  7. chaser_2332

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    All of my rifles have 20moa bases and have no problem zeroing at 100yards, from hot rod 7's down to a dedicated subsonic 308. You should be close to mechanical zero on the windage being everything else lines up on the action like it should. Leaving plenty of elevation to dial down in yardage although I don't know why you would want to seeing your argument was for a flat shooting round. Why limit your rifle and scopes capability?
     
  8. hseII

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    Realistically, 223 with 1:9 twist, probably 400-500yd max- It's hard to go much more with that twist,(from everything I've read), and that's bumping the limits of effectiveness anyway-

    Thank You- It's nice talking to Smart People for a change

    And he just picked up a Leupy VX-3 6.5x20 for $400- Yeah, it's almost mint- I would of went to Jail for Such =)
     
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  9. hseII

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    Anyone Know where to find this muster mount? I haven't had any luck...

    Thank You
     
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