I just bought a Tikka T3X TAC A1 6.5 Creedmoor (Finnish) as my first long distance gun. Yes 6.5 Creedmoor is a fad, but I understand its for a good reason. Not my pic, but for reference.
I have zero experience in long range shooting but am eager to start as a beginner.
A few questions if anyone has the time and patience for me....
1. This gun comes with a 0 MOA rail. I want to be able to shoot at around 1000 yards and understand I will need a 20 MOA rail. Is that correct? And I have researched and seen other people recommend 20 MOA rings, rather than the rail. I understand that the purpose of 20 MOA is to use the maximum amount of your scope, but what is the difference between 20 MOA rail and 20 MOA rings?
2. What is the best scope in the $1500-$2200 range. Been looking at Leopold, NF, Steiner, and a few others. Its all so f'n confusing. Just a couple I've been considering with minimal knowledge. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HG ... 0P3Z&psc=1https://www.opticsplanet.com/steiner-t5 ... yREALw_wcB
(Not sure why the MOA scope is $600 more on the Steiner)
3. I understand this gun doesn't come with a rail for a bipod. I am considering an Atlas, but its very pricey. Would the 6-9" be ok? What rail would I need for an Atlas? I also like the less expensive Accutac bipods. What the hell should I do? Lol.
I am excited to start out in long range shooting, any advice would be appreciated.
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