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zeroing your scope

i want to start off by saying im new to tactical scope shooting,but i have kind of a stupid question. im wanting to zero in at 200 yards .when zeroing your scope do you return the turret to zero and nothing else.
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    Re: zeroing your scope

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    i want to start off by saying im new to tactical scope shooting,but i have kind of a stupid question. im wanting to zero in at 200 yards .when zeroing your scope do you return the turret to zero and nothing else.

    Sight your rifle in, then loosen the set screw on your turrets and move them to zero. You want to only move the outside knobs, and not turn the mechanisms at all.

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    Re: zeroing your scope

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    i want to start off by saying im new to tactical scope shooting,but i have kind of a stupid question. im wanting to zero in at 200 yards .when zeroing your scope do you return the turret to zero and nothing else.

    What scope are you using? if it is one that the knobs pull up on removel you will just pull it up ,and set it to zero. this is after you are hitting at 200 yards. Hope this was your question.
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    Re: zeroing your scope

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    Sight your rifle in, then loosen the set screw on your turrets and move them to zero. You want to only move the outside knobs, and not turn the mechanisms at all.

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    Re: zeroing your scope

    ok thanks guys. by the way im using a super sniper 10x
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    Re: zeroing your scope

    I zeroed my rifle at 300 yrds for antelope and reset the knobs to the 'zero' settings. Don't forget to lock them on the
    '0'.

    My initial intention was to zero my Mod 70 7mm Rem Mag with mildot at 500 yrds, but practically speaking I intend to again hunt antelope with the rifle and I dont like the 14" I have to hold 'under' at 200 & 300 yrds if I should happen get a shot that close. With my rifle zeroed at 300 yrds I only hold 4" under at 200 & 100. Frankly I aint that good of a shot and dont anticipate a real 1k shot on brown fur. Altho I may go to my local 1600 yrd range and fire a few volleys at 1k just to see if I can prove the numbers( or get close to them ) on the ballistics chart thing I use.

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    Re: zeroing your scope

    I'm about to graduate from sortoflongrange to verylongrange - out to about 1 mi. I am getting a new rifle w 34" barrel. Here is my dumb question for the year - it seems that a small error in zeroing at 100 yds can induce a large error at 1 mi. If I hold my rifle at the wrong spot on the 100 yd mark, I can actually be zeroing it for 97, or 103 yds instead of 100. I have not seen anything in tons of literature that tells me what part of the rifle should be on the 100 yd mark: the muzzle, front of scope, chamber, trigger, rear of scope, eye, butt of stock? I'm thinking the muzzle is the most logical choice, as that is where the bullet becomes ballistic until it reaches the target, exactly 100.000 yds away. That is my guess. Does anyone know for sure? Thanks.
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