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Old 03-24-2008, 09:27 AM
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100 yd or 200 yd zero for hunting?

I'm getting a new 7 WSM built by my local 'smith. I'm going to be topping it with a NF 5.5-20 x 50. I'm planning on turning turrets to 600 yds. Should I zero at 100 or 200 yds? I'm thinking 200, but I thought I'd ask to be sure.

Glenn
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:16 AM
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I'm getting a new 7 WSM built by my local 'smith. I'm going to be topping it with a NF 5.5-20 x 50. I'm planning on turning turrets to 600 yds. Should I zero at 100 or 200 yds? I'm thinking 200, but I thought I'd ask to be sure.

Glenn
I always zero my long range rigs at 400. It allows me to shoot out to 500 yards without having to have a fancy reticled scope. I hold on the bottom line out to 375. From 375 to 425 I hold dead on. Beyond, 425, I hold at the top line and the bullets are in the kill zone. So, if you are lucky as I, you won't have to touch a turret until say 525 yards.

James
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:30 PM
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I usually zero at 200, being 1-1.5" high at 100 is not a big deal to me.
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:20 PM
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I zero my 7mm at 300 yards. This gives the ability to take a quick shot if presented and I know that from the muzzle to a litle over 400 yards I'm never more than 2.5" high or low. On a big game animal this works. Having said this, I still dial for all shots over 300 yards.

This gun, using the NF 5.5-22x56 gives me a setup, zeroed at 300 that allows me to use the 1st, hash at 400, 2nd. hash at 500, 3rd. hash at 600 and 4th. hash at 700 and I can break clay pigeons when playing just by using the reticle. But, when hunting and given the time to do so, I'll always dial for the distance/elevation.;)
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:27 PM
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I typically zero @ 200.
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:09 AM
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Zero at 200 dial over 300

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Old 03-25-2008, 06:16 PM
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I zero my rigs for 200
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