sighting in

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by mr308, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. mr308

    mr308 Member

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    The longest shooting range in my area is 300 yds.Where is a good starting point to get out to 1000 yds? I read somewere to sight in 30 inches high at a 100 yds.Is this correct?
    What about at 300? Could that be my 0?
    thanks for any info
    wayne
     
  2. ss8541

    ss8541 Well-Known Member

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    Wayne, what rifle scope combo are you shooting? Do you have target knobs?
    Vince
     

  3. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

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    It all depends on muzzle velocity and bullet choice. Your initial zero could be anywhere but the simplest would be at 100. I would suggest playing with a ballistics program (JBM is free online).
     
  4. mr308

    mr308 Member

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    Night force 8-32br, on a 6.5-284.
     
  5. BountyHunter

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    mr308win

    Think you fill find the 6.5-284 with 140 gr bullet at 2950-3000fps will only need 24-25 MOA up at 1000. Obviously depending on bullet, sierra 142 might be as high as 27.

    BH
     
  6. mr308

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    Should I use the bottom mil-dot as my 100yd zero? I plan on shooting the 142smk bullet.
     
  7. demarpaint

    demarpaint Well-Known Member

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    mr308win,

    What part of Long Island are you from? Could we be neighbors?

    Frank D

    Valley Stream, NY
     
  8. mr308

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    I,m a lot further from NYC, then you. About 8- 10 miles east of riverhead. [​IMG]