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    Default Pic Rail vs Traditional Bases

    I have a Remington 700 Tactical (6.5 Creedmoor) that I am ready to put a scope (Leupold VX-3i 3-9x50) on. It will be used primarily as a hunting rifle out to 400 yards. It came with the pic rail. For my purposes, should I keep the rail or go with a traditional base and rings set up?

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    That pic rail gives you MORE room to adjust your eye relief with, so I'd keep it.
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    Thanks for the insight. I will definitely give the rail a try.

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    one day all of my rifles that can will have a pic rail. the ones i have been using the most do. not sure you can beat them for flexibility

    is it a 0 cant?
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    It’s 20 MOA.

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    you might not like that...better send that to me

    what it the overall V adjustment for that scope?
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    Scope is 52 moa according to Leupold website.

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    so roughly you have 26 MOA of up or down. You are taking 20 MOA out right off the bat... so you will have 6 MOA of down and 45 MOA of up. If you use a 0 you would have 26 each way. You may be OK.
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    If it doesn’t work, I have my all time favorite rifle laying in the safe with no glass. I can either get another scope for this rifle, or change the rail.

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    that is one of the advantages of a 30mm tube over the 1".
    no need to buy a scope it may work fine...just don't center the travel in your scope to bore sight it ...going to have to screw that puppy down
    gotta try it and see.

    there are less expensive options for picatinnys if you don't mind aluminum if it doesn't work...20MOA shouldn't be hard to sell.
    EGW and Weaver. I picked up a Weaver for a L/A for around $30 the other day.
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