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I think I can answer my own question and say it's a personal preference, but figured I would ask anyway.

My current rig is a Savage 10FCP in .308, 24" heavy fluted barrel with 5r rifling, accutrigger,accustock. I don't have a base for it yet, but I do have a SS 16x42 and some SWFA low rings waiting to go on. This is going to just be a target rig, 600 yards max.

I built one like this a while ago, and sold it earlier this year, it had an EGW one piece 0moa and I missed the rifle, so I bought a different one, this one has the 5r rifling and accustock is the only difference, the one I built I went with a Choate tactical......


Max shooting is going to be 600 yds. Would I benifit from a 20moa base, or just go with a 0? I don't think my 16x42 SS would bottom out with a 20moa base for a 100 yd zero. 
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On  a 0 MOA base, you are fine; however, I like to put 20 MOA bases on my rifles, you lose nothing doing so (other than slightly alter cheek weld) and gain the capacity to move to longer ranges in the future.

Personal preference at your intended ranges, no question; but it hurts nothing getting some elevation on the rail, and it might be useful someday.
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Good call. So the swfa SS 16x shouldn't bottom out when trying to get a 100 yd zero?



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No it shouldn't.. it will also get your objective closer to the bore.
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The SS16x WILL NOT "bottom out" with a 20MOA rail... unless it is already broken.  You start out with 100MOA+ (advertised at 110MOA, I think I recall... it's been a while).  With the 16x, you really don't need the rail to get to 1000yds, quite handily.  Certainly don't need it for 600.  However, you have to have a mount, anyway and the 20MOA rail will give you a margin that allows you to utilize most of the inherent capabilities of the scope.
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Plus 1 to all the above.  Also if you get the 20 MOA now and in the future decide to change scopes to another brand that may not have as much elevation travel as the SS then you do not have to worry about switching to a new base as you are already set up
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I would bet that you couldn't bottom out that scope with a 60 moa rail on the rifle. My 10x has 67 minutes up and like 62.75 down, sitting on a flat EGW rail...
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Concur with excellent advice above. 

I've had countless optics on my Remington bolt gun with 20 MOA rail. From Barska to US Optics. Big Grin
NOT ONE has ever failed to achieve a 100 yard zero with that base.  
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