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Unread 07-22-2003, 07:40 PM
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sighting in

The longest shooting range in my area is 300 yds.Where is a good starting point to get out to 1000 yds? I read somewere to sight in 30 inches high at a 100 yds.Is this correct?
What about at 300? Could that be my 0?
thanks for any info
wayne
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    Unread 07-22-2003, 08:25 PM
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    Re: sighting in

    Wayne, what rifle scope combo are you shooting? Do you have target knobs?
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    Unread 07-22-2003, 09:34 PM
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    Re: sighting in

    It all depends on muzzle velocity and bullet choice. Your initial zero could be anywhere but the simplest would be at 100. I would suggest playing with a ballistics program (JBM is free online).
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    Unread 07-23-2003, 12:09 PM
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    Re: sighting in

    Night force 8-32br, on a 6.5-284.
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    Unread 07-23-2003, 01:47 PM
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    Re: sighting in

    mr308win

    Think you fill find the 6.5-284 with 140 gr bullet at 2950-3000fps will only need 24-25 MOA up at 1000. Obviously depending on bullet, sierra 142 might be as high as 27.

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    Unread 07-23-2003, 07:46 PM
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    Re: sighting in

    Should I use the bottom mil-dot as my 100yd zero? I plan on shooting the 142smk bullet.
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    Unread 07-23-2003, 08:37 PM
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    Re: sighting in

    mr308win,

    What part of Long Island are you from? Could we be neighbors?

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