Zero for big elevation change

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by buster2765, Mar 13, 2019.


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  1. memtb

    memtb Well-Known Member

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    Greyfox’s explanation of your error compounded using a short distance zero vs. a longer distance, is “part of my reasoning”....for my longer zero. I’m blessed with living in an area of near nothing wind most os the time.....makes a long distance zero much easier. The other and primary reason for my longer zero distance is, at least through my experience is.....most shots at big game occur inside of 400 yards. Assuming a rezero in atmospheric conditions similar to the hunting conditions.....no range finders, dope charts (except for wind), needed. The additional time needed to acquire your range(400 and under) could be better used setting-up for the shot....sometimes your trophy may only offer you a brief period of time to make the shot. If you know that you have the time, by all means range the shot. However, sometimes the animal can “vanish” into a little cut/drop-off you didn’t see....never to be seen again! memtb