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Unread 09-26-2011, 10:01 AM
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270 Win 100 yd zero

Hey fellas, zeroed my little 270 in this morning. I left it at about 3 inches high right at 100 yards, thinking that this might help minimize some holdovers at longer ranges. Can anyone kind of break it down as far as how much this might decrease holdover? Or should I just knock my zero down to 2 inches high?

BTW, shooting a 130 BT at an estimated 3250 fps, 26 inch barrel+ 63.5 gr of Magpro.
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    Unread 09-26-2011, 10:54 AM
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    Re: 270 Win 100 yd zero

    You're much better off verifying the zero at 200 yards and beyond. I've had rifles that I set 2 inches high at 100 that go to 6 inches high at 200 though I haven't touched a thing. Why? I don't know, but I don't trust the 100 yard zero without verifying beyond that.
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    Unread 09-26-2011, 11:14 AM
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    Re: 270 Win 100 yd zero

    All my rifles that are not bench guns are set dead on at 100yrds from there I use mildots for the ones that have them but for the others I adjust the crosshair as needed but I do not reccomend doing this with el cheapo optics as they may not track back like they should, but this is the best way, and I think your load is likely closer to 3160 +or- 20fps.
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    Re: 270 Win 100 yd zero

    I'm definitely going to check at 200. Shooting at 415 I hold directly on. And I'm pretty comfortable in stating that my load is running over 3200 fps, my barrel is longer than what Accurate used in testing Magpro, and knocked down from their max by just 1.5 grains
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    Unread 09-26-2011, 01:12 PM
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    Re: 270 Win 100 yd zero

    You can calculate you're trajectory here...

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    Unread 09-26-2011, 01:38 PM
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    Re: 270 Win 100 yd zero

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    Hey fellas, zeroed my little 270 in this morning. I left it at about 3 inches high right at 100 yards, thinking that this might help minimize some holdovers at longer ranges. Can anyone kind of break it down as far as how much this might decrease holdover? Or should I just knock my zero down to 2 inches high?

    BTW, shooting a 130 BT at an estimated 3250 fps, 26 inch barrel+ 63.5 gr of Magpro.
    That would put you pretty close to a 285yd zero.

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    Re: 270 Win 100 yd zero

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    I'm definitely going to check at 200. Shooting at 415 I hold directly on. And I'm pretty comfortable in stating that my load is running over 3200 fps, my barrel is longer than what Accurate used in testing Magpro, and knocked down from their max by just 1.5 grains
    If you are dead zeroed for 415 with that your numbers need to be adjusted.

    What BC bullet are you using?
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