Originally Posted by Raptor Shooter
Thanks guys. Guess Ill move back closer. Normally I start out at 100 and never had an issue getting on a 6" target. I figured with the 50 shooting "flat" out to 200 I could start there and save myself a few rounds (4 or 5 bucks a piece).
Bolt action rifles are very easy to get on target at 100 yards by looking down the barrel at a
round black target. If you have ever shot aperture sights (Front and back) it is easy to line/
center the target in the barrel bore. and be very close to center. The rifle reaction to firing
will cause the POI to move slightly high and left normally, But you should be within Inches
of the middle.
I have an Barret M82 A1 and I sighted it in before it was assembled with just the upper
and the scope mounted. After placing it in a lead sled and strapping it down, I adjusted the
barrel until it was aligned with the target, Then adjusted the scope to the center of the black
bulls eye. Then I rechecked the barrel alignment and the scope.
After I assembled the rifle I fires a test shot and hit within 3 inches of center. After shooting
several rounds and verifying the zero I adjusted the scope and had a zeroed rifle in less than
I don't like zeroing any closer than 100 yards because the point of convergence is normally
less than 100 yards and can confuse some by trying to adjust to zero at the close distance.
By going to at least 100 yards convergence has normally happened and drop begins.
I also do the ARs this way with good results and very few rounds.
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