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Unread 07-01-2012, 03:09 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 have rifles zero at 200 for west hunting but know POI at 100 for checking confirming all is well before hunt. I also have a chart taped to stock for distance drops for quick reference.

When hunting here in the east, I zero at 100 as a high percentage of the shots are taken less than that distance.
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    I go 4 inches high at 100 and dial up from there using a drop chart, works great for me
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    Zero hunting rifle at 225 yards most generally its what my dad did and so there is where
    we zero......Shooting a 06 at 2770 with a 180gr Sierra game king has been our choice of
    bullet and has put meat in the freezer every year deer and elk. When a elk is shot and down
    a second shot to the head to confirm its died.........They are powerful animals and sometimes they dont know that they are died.........
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    Re: long range shooting zero

    I'm new to the long range game so don't read anything into this, just seems to be working for me so far. I'm shooting two different rigs, rifle #1 is a mid-range rifle that has a hold over type reticle I have zeroed at 300 yards to try to make the most effective use of the reticle. It is + 4" at 100 yards and the reticle is working great out to 500 yards. Rifle #2 is for longer ranges, it is zeroed at 100 yards and I dial it. I'm still working on range cards for both rifles, settling on final loads and confirming drops. So far I'm liking this arrangement very well.

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    I zero at 200. That gives me a dead hold with most cartridges out to 300. My method is to sight at 100 according to carts then confirm at 200 ( also verifes charts somewhat) As said, when traveling most will have 100 yard range for confirmation. Know your drops. Make a range card for your location and weather. Hunts are to expensive not to prepare.
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    Re: long range shooting zero

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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.
    This is what I do also . Zeroed at 500 , but for convienience check it at 100 .
    A lot depends on how many MOA you have on your mount and how much elevation in the scope . Some may not be able to actually Zero at close range with certain setups .
    I was taught that it is not a good idea to force the scope to zero too far away from center .
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