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mr308

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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
 

ss8541

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

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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).
 

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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
 

mr308

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

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mr308win,

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

Frank D

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mr308

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

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