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    Which scope rail mount?

    I recently purchased a Rem. 700 in 6.5 Creedmore. Im looking for advice on whether to buy the 20 MOA or 0 MOA scope rail mount. Im still learning all this stuff so any advice will be helpful. Thanks.

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    More information on the gun.

    Remington 700 SPS Tactical 6.5 Creedmore, Short Action, heavy 22" barrel.

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    I am planning on installing the Vortex HS-T 6-24x50.

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    If you plan on shooting long get the 20 Moa

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    For long range, beyond about 800 yds then you will best be served by a 20MOA rail. But, you will be sacrificing some adjustability at short ranges, say 300 yds and less. Rem 700 mounting holes tend to be sloppy in the horizontal so sometimes being too close to the vertical travel limit limits the horizontal adjustment.

    That said, both my 700s have 20MOA EGW rails.
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    I would get a 20 MOA Rail if you intend to shoot over 600 as stated. But then I would suggest you use Burris Signature "Z" Rings with the inserts. If you want to shoot 100 yards, you can arrange the inserts to negate the 20 MOA. If you want to shoot 1000 yards you can arrange them to add 10 or so MOA to your 20 MOA rail and you will get ZERO Scope ring marks.

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    Thanks for the input. I am hoping to get this setup for competition shooting at long ranges.

    Thanks again.
    Happy shooting!

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    You will probably need a total of about 40 MOA to shoot 1,000 with a 6.5. Check any one of the ballistic calculators. I shoot 123 Scenar, Berger 130 and 130 Sierra Pointed Projectiles in my 6.5x47 Lapua at 1000.

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    I went with the 20 moa mount and a 29 MOA Grid Pattern Reticle on my PCR in 6.5 mm Creedmoor.

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    Although lots of new scopes have plenty of adjustment available internally. I do not like having the scope set much outside the mid point of the elevation and windage and therefore adjust the scope angle rather than doing a lot of cranking if the controls.
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