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Old 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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Old 07-01-2012, 09:37 PM
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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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Old 07-02-2012, 08:35 AM
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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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Old 07-02-2012, 09:00 AM
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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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Old 07-02-2012, 10:32 PM
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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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Old 07-02-2012, 10:55 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.
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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