100 YD Zero at 5 degree incline

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  1. muleman1953

    muleman1953 Well-Known Member

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    Will it affect anything if I zeroed at 100 with a 5 degree incline when going out to a mile?
    I know shooting a 5 degree incline at a mile is considerable different dope at that distance.
     
  2. The Oregonian

    The Oregonian Well-Known Member

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    I would think the zero would be a little less than 100 with no incline, so you may need to calculate the true zero and use that distance (rather than 100) in your ballistics app.
     
  3. Murray

    Murray Active Member

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    5 degrees doesn't even make a half yard difference. So no don't worry about it.
     
  4. smalltruck

    smalltruck Member

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    Heres an easy tip for angle finding if you have a smart phone. Get an angle app for it, most are free and use that for angle finding.

    How? Turn the phone on it s side and sight down the edge at you target from as close to the same position as you will be shooting from. Read the angle from the app.

    And if you're a cheap SOB like me you have a free ballistics app on your phone so you have 2/3rds of the data needed right in your hand to do your dope for most shots. Did you know you can read ambient temperature on your phone as well...
     
  5. DocUSMCRetired

    DocUSMCRetired SPONSOR

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    I would not worry about a 5 degree angle at 100 yards.
     
  6. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    it makes so little difference that you cant adjust that small of an adjustment with your optic. Don't worry about it.
     
  7. BergerBoy

    BergerBoy Well-Known Member

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    No. Too many larger factors to worry about. My COS indicator says 98-99 % of hold over. So unless you trued your BC program and even if you did it will be unnoticeable. IMO