setting zero for windage

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by jorvin, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. jorvin

    jorvin Well-Known Member

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    zero for elivation is not a problem but what do you do for windage? do you shoot 50 yard (little wind effect) or do you wait for a dead calm day??? do's and don'ts for a true zero? info please thanks guy's jv
     
  2. kayakfisher

    kayakfisher New Member

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    Jorvin...

    New guy here, see your not getting to many responces so here is my 2 cents worth.
    For me windage is a thing that gets refinded as better condtions happen..Make sure your scope level is dead on.. I use 800 yds or so to get the windage finnal and to prove drop chart as thats about the other side hill here in sw Oregon. Lots of rocks to practice on. Royg
     

  3. jorvin

    jorvin Well-Known Member

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    thanks royg i wish i had 800 yards to play with. most i can do is 200. waiting for a perfect day and then being at my range on that day is very hard to do. i was just asking if there was some tricks that i don't know about. thanks again jv
     
  4. yobuck

    yobuck Well-Known Member

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    we simply sight in at 100 yds. and set the knobs on zero.
     
  5. kayakfisher

    kayakfisher New Member

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    No tricks really, just do the best you can with what ever range you can get.. Thats why i shoot lots of rocks. Easy to find and they are at different ranges and angles , so you won't get stuck with one range practice.
    Lots of different things happen past 6 hundred or so, scope mounting angles get important and what your crosshairs do when you crank in a couple turns on the knob. All this will show up father out..
     
  6. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    I use a similar method as kyakfisher.
    I will fine tune my windage zero while validating trajectory. I do this on calm days and shoot some longer distances.