Originally Posted by MasonG
I have a Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 in .25-06 with a Leupold VX-III 4.5-14 on it. Where I hunt deer, it would be very possibly to have a 400 yard shot over a wide open field. So if the conditions were right and I had a steady rest and was comfortable with the shot, would a 200 yard zero allow me to shoot to 400 just by holding over? I know the .25-06 shoots flat for everything under that 200 yd zero. Anyone have experience doing this? Thanks.
I sight in my rifles to have a MPBR (Maximum Point Blank Range) of 8". This means that the bullet will not rise or fall more than 4" from the line of sight. With the 25-06 using 110gr Accubonds, for example, the sighting in requirements are as follows:
At 100yrds you would sight in to be printing 3" high, this would give you a zero range of 294yrds, and the MPBR is 346yrds, you would be down around 8" @ 400yrds. That is a flat trajectory in anyones language.
Hope this helps.