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Old 03-31-2013, 11:12 AM
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100yd or 200yd zero?

I just got my new 5R milspec in 308 back from having the scope installed and im heading out to shoot today. Should I zero at 100 or 200 yards? Thanks in advance.
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Re: 100yd or 200yd zero?

200m is good for a zero, I say this because you are going to be more than zeroing your rifle. You are also testing the load you chose and that need to be done at 200m or greater. What ammo have you chosen?

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Re: 100yd or 200yd zero?

I am shooting 175g smk over 44g varget in lapua brass.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:26 AM
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Re: 100yd or 200yd zero?

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I am shooting 175g smk over 44g varget in lapua brass.
I assumed it was not a hand load due to your initial post. So your going to be testing this load then? If so 200m is the best choice!
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Re: 100yd or 200yd zero?

I just put a vortex viper pst 6-24 on it with tps rings and 20moa base. I hope she does good. I also loaded some 168g amax's as well.
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Re: 100yd or 200yd zero?

Good luck, don't let that barrel get to hot, and please post the results.
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Re: 100yd or 200yd zero?

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I am shooting 175g smk over 44g varget in lapua brass.
This oughtta be nasty... I shoot a similar load out of mine, and it loves it. Mine is 175 Nosler Custom Comps, backed by 44.0gr of Varget, in Lapua brass. It eats them for lunch.

When you get a chance get some Berger 210gr VLD's and load them up with 39.2gr of Varget, and seat them where you have to push-fit them up on the lands when you ease the bolt down....You'll be shooting under 1/2 MOA. It's my new favorite load.

The 11.25" twist that our rifles have is perfect for 168-210gr heavies.
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