New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - What MOA scope to use
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

What MOA scope to use

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/15/2012 at 11:42
5.9 cummins rocks View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: December/07/2011
Status: Offline
Points: 15
 Im sure this has been discussed and Im sorry if its a dead horse but I got tired of searching endless articles not finding what Im lookin for. Ive got a savage 338 lapua with 20 moa base. Im wanting to know how much MOA  I need to be looking at to reach 1500+ yards. Ill mostly be shooting around 1200yards but would like the ability to shoot farther if the opportunity arises.  I know there are a lot of variables that affect your moa. Just lookin for a point of refrence. I dont wanna buy a scope to only find out I cant reach out that far with it.
                                            Thanks
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/15/2012 at 11:44
cheaptrick View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: September/27/2004
Location: South Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 20472
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/15/2012 at 11:47
SVT_Tactical View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
Chief Sackscratch

Joined: December/17/2009
Location: NorthCackalacky
Status: Offline
Points: 28753
plug in your expected ballistics into a calculator and you'll find out.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/15/2012 at 12:05
Alan Robertson View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar

Joined: October/31/2009
Location: Oklahoma
Status: Offline
Points: 1723
The .338 Lapua drop charts I've seen show from about ~ 48- 54 moa, depending, so with your 20moa base, anything that gets you to 35 moa would work.

Keep in mind that a "mil" ~ 3.6" @ 100 yards and an "moa" ~ 1.047" @ 100 yds.
Any scope with 10mil adjustment should get you there.
I might suggest that you check out the SWFA SS scopes.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/15/2012 at 12:17
jonoMT View Drop Down
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Avatar

Joined: November/13/2008
Location: Montana
Status: Offline
Points: 4613
And that 10 mils (or 34.3 MOA) is the approximate usable elevation (about half the total travel) so when you're looking at a scope, make sure the total elevation is 20 mils or more.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/15/2012 at 12:20
cheaptrick View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: September/27/2004
Location: South Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 20472
Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-5-20x50-Tactical-30mm-Riflescope-P51653.aspx

Elevation Adjustment Range:30 mils (100+ MOA)
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/15/2012 at 12:24
5.9 cummins rocks View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: December/07/2011
Status: Offline
Points: 15
so then with a 20moa base, a scope with 50 moa should get me there? 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/15/2012 at 12:44
SVT_Tactical View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
Chief Sackscratch

Joined: December/17/2009
Location: NorthCackalacky
Status: Offline
Points: 28753
Originally posted by 5.9 cummins rocks 5.9 cummins rocks wrote:

so then with a 20moa base, a scope with 50 moa should get me there? 
possible but I'd want more.  You'd be at the extreme end of your adjustment range with only 50.
 
I'd want at least 80MOA to be safe, if not more.
 
 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/15/2012 at 13:07
5.9 cummins rocks View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: December/07/2011
Status: Offline
Points: 15
Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Originally posted by 5.9 cummins rocks 5.9 cummins rocks wrote:

so then with a 20moa base, a scope with 50 moa should get me there? 
possible but I'd want more.  You'd be at the extreme end of your adjustment range with only 50.
 
I'd want at least 80MOA to be safe, if not more.
 
 
Ya Ive been playin with the ballastic calculator but with not knowin what bullets are gonna work best with my set up Its hard to know for sure. Thats what Im finding is your exactly rite Id be at the edge of my adjustment range. I like the ss scope that you showed the link for, but personally I really would like something with more than a 20 objective.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/15/2012 at 13:13
cheaptrick View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: September/27/2004
Location: South Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 20472
It's 5-20x magnification, the objective is 50mm. 

You may have meant more than 20x magnification? More than 20x, more like 16x, and you'll be fighting every shooters enemy....mirage. 
Me thinks this the scope you "need", but that's my opinion. 


Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/15/2012 at 13:24
Alan Robertson View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar

Joined: October/31/2009
Location: Oklahoma
Status: Offline
Points: 1723
Originally posted by jonoMT jonoMT wrote:

And that 10 mils (or 34.3 MOA) is the approximate usable elevation (about half the total travel) so when you're looking at a scope, make sure the total elevation is 20 mils or more.
Excellent point! Forgive me for not thinking about that...
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/15/2012 at 13:35
supertool73 View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Master
Optics Jedi Master
Avatar
Superstool

Joined: January/03/2008
Location: Utah
Status: Offline
Points: 9521
Get one with 80 MOA or 23 Mils at least more would be better.  I realize you may not use it all, but a scope performs better when it is not at the edges of the up and down travel.  You will get better image quality and performance if you are more in the center.  And shooting that far image quality will be a necessity.  If you get one with 50 MOA you will be limiting yourself in many ways.

The SS 5-20x woudl be a good choice.  A Nightforce, 5.5-22 or the Vortex Razor 5-20x would all fit your wants well.  Dollar for dollar the SS is the best buy though.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/15/2012 at 13:46
5.9 cummins rocks View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: December/07/2011
Status: Offline
Points: 15
Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

It's 5-20x magnification, the objective is 50mm. 

You may have meant more than 20x magnification? More than 20x, more like 16x, and you'll be fighting every shooters enemy....mirage. 
Me thinks this the scope you "need", but that's my opinion. 


Ya I meant to say 20x magnification. I just dont like spending that kinda money for a scope I cant look threw the glass to see if I like it before I buy it. Everyone can say how good it is but everyones eyes and how they see threw things are different. Like my self I find the glass in my Nikons to be better than that of a leoupold for me. Not that either is better but for me the nikon glass is better.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/15/2012 at 13:50
cheaptrick View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: September/27/2004
Location: South Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 20472
Where are you located? Maybe we could hook you up with a SS owner/member in your AO that could let you see theirs. 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/15/2012 at 13:56
SVT_Tactical View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
Chief Sackscratch

Joined: December/17/2009
Location: NorthCackalacky
Status: Offline
Points: 28753
the more magnification you have the more you will see the reticle moving with you 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/15/2012 at 18:02
5.9 cummins rocks View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: December/07/2011
Status: Offline
Points: 15
Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Where are you located? Maybe we could hook you up with a SS owner/member in your AO that could let you see theirs. 
I live in southwest Indiana. It would be great to see one in person and look threw it before I make my decision. Ive pretty well decided from talkin to everyone that the ss is one of two Im considering.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/15/2012 at 18:06
5.9 cummins rocks View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: December/07/2011
Status: Offline
Points: 15
Thanks for all the replies. Its been most helpful. Im just getting into longrange shooting. Been a shooter for a long time but nothing farther than 5-600yds. found several good ballistic sites to help me as well. Now just got to get some optics so I can sling some lead down range and come up with some good loads for my rifle.
                                               Thanks again
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "What MOA scope to use"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
MOA scope Adam132601 Tactical Scopes 10 9/21/2007 11:42:19 AM
80 Moa scope GetSome Rifle Scopes 6
Questions about 20 moa scope base. Bigdave Rifle Scopes 14
SWFA SS 10 X 42 MOA scope Rainman Rifle Scopes 1
moa/moa ill scopes options mikes46 Tactical Scopes 2
Scope Rail 20 or 0 MOA SamC Rings and bases 22
New Sightron mil/mil and moa/moa scopes Chris Farris Tactical Scopes 22
Is the Mil-dot Master tool and MOA scope? MrGriso Rifle Scopes 12
Scope Rings on 20 MOA Haus700 Rifle Scopes 1
small/light with mil/mil or moa/moa c670809 Rimfire / Airgun 4


This page was generated in 0.578 seconds.