I need some opinions on a scope base


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  • Feb 14, 2017
    A couple of months ago, my name came to the top of the list, and I bought a new Anschutz 1416 custom shop trainer. I've been looking for a scope, told myself I wasn't going to spend a lot of money, but. Mile High has a screaming deal on some S&B scopes, so yesterday I bought one.

    My questions is: should I use a 20 MOA base, or a 25MOA.......what would be the advantages, or disadvantages......
    I know it's a .22, so range is limited........open to all opinions,

    Thanks, in advance


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    Jul 7, 2005
    Western Kansas
    I built my first 22 trainer on a Stiller 2500XR action, which came with a 25 MOA sloped rail. Next one was on a 40X converted to repeater - all I had in stock for Remingtons were 20 MOA rails, so I used one on that rifle. Have shot both out past 200yds with Athlon Cronus 4.5-29x56 scopes, and have plenty of elevation left at that distance with a 50yd zero. No problem shooting at 25yds, even with the 25 MOA rail, but I never tried anything closer than that. If I were going to shoot indoors with these rifles during the winter months, I'd probably go with a 20 MOA rail so getting a zero at 25' wouldn't be a problem. If not, being more interested in taking it out to 300+yds, I'd go with a 25 MOA rail.