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Unread 05-26-2005, 03:36 AM
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Zeroing on short ranges? Newbie stuff...

Although I've been shooting for many years, I am just starting into longish ranges. In UK ranges tend to the short as we rapidly run out of land. I have a 200 yard range at home, and the nearest official shooting range (Bisley!!!) is a couple of hours away. Are there any short cuts for zeroing for 350-400yds+? A touching faith in ballistic tables might be one way, but I have no experience of the efficacy of this. Rig to be used is HS Varmint in .223, silenced, with Zeiss 6-24x56. Fields I will be shooting in are not really suitable for putting up stop butt etc and 5 round strings might be thought not neighbour friendly despite silencer. This is major consideration given very awkward position occupied by shooting in this country.
Grateful for any suggestions.
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    Unread 05-26-2005, 07:44 AM
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    You can rely on ballistic tables - they've been used for a long time - If you're shooting here in USA, the silencer is a federal violation
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    Unread 05-26-2005, 08:52 AM
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    I agree on the ballistics table use... Check the values from a 100 yard zero to the tested 200 yard values against the computed trajectory sheet but for 300 and 400 yards you won't be too far off.


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    Unread 05-26-2005, 09:51 AM
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    Hi rdash,welcome.
    Where abouts are you? I am exactly 100 from miles Bisley and 101 miles from Minsterly where i shoot.
    Have you read my thread "great news range re-opens".

    Ian.

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    Unread 05-26-2005, 10:09 AM
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    S/W of Salisbury! Thanks for answers. Unfortunately, startup will be later than planned, as I omitted to order mounts with the rifle. Rings I can find or already have but mounts?No gunshop in Hampshire has any so it's either Bisley for Jubilee meet or Sportsman's at Dorchester. Meaniningless for the US folk, but 100 miles in UK can take 2 1/2 hours. Worse this Friday as it's a holiday weekend.Aaargh!
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    ps Ian, pass through Northants quite regulalry on way to shoots in Lincolnshire. Hare bashing that way in July
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    rdash,
    Would that be a HS Precision 223 rifle? either way, my self and most others on this forum would recommend a picatinny rail with matching rings, Badger and Leupold are very popular but dont bother trying to buy them here,bring them in yourself from the states, its cheaper, its quicker and you get what you ordered. Email me if you want more info.
    (email address is under my profile)

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    Center punch, i import Badger, TPS and Ken Farrel in to Germany, usualy cheaper than importring direct to UK due to the high UK import charges if the customs stop the package.
    let me know if i can help out.
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