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Old 09-20-2008, 11:45 AM
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Re: What range should a person initially sight in at.

Meichele,
Good Point on the "close" 100 yard zero, it only compounds the issues as you move out.

Case in Point.. MY 308 drop chart was off by 2 moa at 1000 yards and all my drops seemed to be off. After rechecking my zero it was off by 1.5 MOA.
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:13 PM
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Re: What range should a person initially sight in at.

I initially do load development at 100. If it doesn't shoot accurately at 100, I've yet to see a rifle that will at further distances. This also save me a bit of time hiking down range to set up the target. After I get a load that looks good at 100, I'll tweak it at 200 or 300. After that my rifles get final zeroed at 100. I dial my elevations, which are confirmed at further distances throughout the year.

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Old 10-10-2008, 12:34 AM
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Re: What range should a person initially sight in at.

The range where I shoot is windy, so I sight in at 50 yards.
If I am right on at 50, I am ~ 1" high at 100y, and right on again at 200y.

I carry a trajectory and wind drift chart for the rifle sighted at 200 y.

Most cartridges are point of aim on big game out to 350 yards.

I carry a range finder.
I carry a wind meter.

Accuweather.com says that where I start hunting on Sunday will have 24mph wind at 6:00 a.m when I start.

24 mph wind with most cartridges is a bigger deal than trajectory.
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:09 PM
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Re: What range should a person initially sight in at.

I sight in for 250 yds which gives me 2.7" high at 100, 2.2" high at 200, 0 at 250, -3.6 at 300. The way I got it figured is that I can pretty much hold dead on out to 300 yds which pretty much covers me most of the time, and Ican hold over or dial as needed after that.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:22 AM
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Re: What range should a person initially sight in at.

Am a bit confused why isnt a 100 yard zero a true zero compared to one at longer range.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:47 AM
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Re: What range should a person initially sight in at.

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Am a bit confused why isnt a 100 yard zero a true zero compared to one at longer range.
I may be wrong but the way that I have it figured is that when you choose a zero point whether it be 100, 200, 300yds that will become your true zero, and you can in turn base, test, and verify your drop charts from that.

The zero that one chooses is completely up to them. I would go with whatever works best for you.
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Old 11-15-2008, 12:30 AM
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Re: What range should a person initially sight in at.

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If he is within a couple hundred yards when I see him and he takes a good looking over he will more then likely get past for next year. I'm not trying to sound snoody or anything but I haven't shot a small buck in several years. I learned a long time ago that if you want bigger bucks quit shooting them when they're young and small. If I wanted meat, that's what doe are for.
Ditto, why shoot a little buck when you can shoot a doe? Let'em grow.
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