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Old 06-30-2012, 02:53 PM
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long range shooting zero

I am trying to learn long range hunting for shots over 700 yards. What is the best zero range for a 7mm rem mag.? I have heard that a 250 to 300 yard zero is the best for long range. Any info would be helpful
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:58 PM
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Re: long range shooting zero

How are you going to make your corrections for 700 plus shots. Are you going to dial up the turet for a dead on hold? Or are you going to hold over Kentucky style? It makes a difference on what zero to use.

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Old 06-30-2012, 02:59 PM
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Re: long range shooting zero

700yds plus is your best zero. Right?
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:12 PM
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Re: long range shooting zero

If you can get Broz talking long enough He'll tell you zero @ 100. He as done 100/200/300 yd zeros and is heading for 100 yds.

After he told me that, I spent some mind time and it makes sense. !00 yds is the most convenient distance especially when checking zero @ remote locations.

Having said that, I'm sticking w/200 yds for my LR as all zero checks will more than likely be done at my backyard range. For the ELR rifle it'll be 300 yd zero to minimize clicks and to compensate for lack of a zero stop.

For this old man, a zero stop may well be a must. Came back from Townsend and sent 2 shot over the 200 yd backstop. (lack of zero stop blues....) Don't think I hit any cows....
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:17 PM
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Re: long range shooting zero

I zero all my stuff at 100 yards. two reasons 1 I can get a more precise zero at a hundred yards than I can at two. 2 when dialing the scope from this zero I am always going up from the zero point. I don't think I would like to zero at 500 and then have to go the opposite direction of what was familiar to apply the needed correction for a shot at 250. At a match I Will always go short to long for that reason. well that and to get a impact assessment on the wind value oh yeah shoot the horizontal plate first. ha ha
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:38 PM
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I "check 0 p.o.i." @ 100yds for p.o.i. vs p.o.a. but I'm actually "zeroed" at 200.

Many many times out to random places shooting, & its real nice to have a known p.o.i. at close yardage. Makes a zero check quick & simple no matter where you are or how many times you've messed with your turrets.
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I am trying to learn long range hunting for shots over 700 yards. What is the best zero range for a 7mm rem mag.? I have heard that a 250 to 300 yard zero is the best for long range. Any info would be helpful
Hitting the kill zone on the first shot is what matters.

In order to accomplish that, you need to establish a zero at some distance and be consistent so you don't get confused.

After that, verify your drops at every distance you can out to as far as you intend to hunt and beyond.

Velocity, energy, wind drift, and terminal performance are all unaffected by your zero range.

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