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Question by kevkais_24@hotm.... Uploaded on February 12, 2009
100 When you sight in your scope put it little low so when you get out at 200 yards it hits right in the middle.
Sorry I ment high instead of low.
A lot of guys burn up a lot of ammo sighting in at 100 yards. I sight in my 30-06 with 180 grain bullets at 25 yards. I zero it to be dead on the bull but 1 inch high. I've found that will put my bullet 2 inches high at 100 yards , dead on at 220 yards and 1 inch low at 300. I'm sure the balistic experts will disagree with me (nobodies correct when you talk balistics) but this has worked for me for 30+ years. By the way my ammo brand is winchester failsafe and it only takes me 3 to 5 shots to get zeroed.
put it an inch high at 100 yards. this will put you dead on out to 250.
If your hunting between 100 and 200 yards sight it in for 100 and practice. Their is no perfect answer for how high it depends on your caliber. If your using a 30-30 you may have a tough time shooting 200 yards, or it you are using a .270 your bullet is only going to vary by inch +or- up or down in that 200 yard range.
I'd have to say how I sighted in a rifle would also depend on the terrain in which I was hunting. Typically, in South Texas brush country, I sight in right at 100 yards, which is perfect for any shots in the brush. Typically, whitetail are shot somewhere from 100 yards in, so that's what I'd go with.
Like some others said I sight mine in a 25 yds and that is about an 1" high at 100 yds. But saying it will be dead on at 250 or 300 yds is impossible without knowing the bullet size and caliber. I also have boresighted mine and then shot it at 100 yds and had good luck that way.
Depends on how far of a shot u will be taking
I always set my guns 1 inch high at 100 yards and that way I level out at 200-250 yards for dead on shots.
What ya'shootnnnn dar Pilgram?
It depends on what caliber you're shootin'. I shoot a .270 Win and sight in at 25 yards to put me at 2 to 2 and 1/2 inches high at 100 yards. That is good to be dead on between 225-250 yards. With that sight-in, it is good for hunting big western mule deer and antelope, even elk with the right bullet.
The Gold Standard is 200 yards!
I sight in at 25 or 50 i think 100 is just to much
Most of the advice given here is flawed. Most hi-powered rifles are best suited for a 200 yd zero. Some shorter and others longer. It depends on BC, velocity, sights, etc. Clay would no doubt point out sight height is important also.
it would be a 270 with 130 Winchester® Supreme™ E-Tip Ammo or remington 150 grain remington PSP Core-Lokt? would those be great rounds for deer?
Both are good deer loads and a great rifle. I start at 25 yard to make sure I'm in the right vicinity then move out to 100 yards and dial it in to 1.5" high. If I have a place to shoot farther I do. I've got a buddy that is a member at a club with a 300 yard range and I shoot there when I can. I've found that shooting 150 grain factory loads out of a 270 1.5" high at 100 is about .5" - 1" high at 200 and about 2.5" low at 300.
If you can afford it, look into new Federal Premium Trophy-Bonded Bear Claw, 140 Grain Bullets, spendy, but out-of the box, the best KE, Velocity for factory loads. Plus a copper shank boattail for bone-breaking damage on big bucks and bulls!
For the .270 Winchester, that is...
Get your zero first at 25 yards. Then sight the rifle in at 100 yards. With most of the non magnum cartridges out there sighting 1.5 inches high at 100 will put you dead on a some where between 225 and 250 yards.
i do 150 or 175
I do 150 or 200
My daddy was in the army reserve for a little while and he says that they would always sight in their rifles at 25 yards.
i agree with several of the posts here. i zero my .50 muzzleloader at 25 then move out to about 100 to check for elevation. im usually about 4 inches high at 100 yards. of course this is BP not cartridges.
WHEN SHOOTING A FLAT SHOOTING RIFLE LIKE A 270 OR 7MM TAKE THREE SHOTS AT 25YARDS. MAKE SURE YOUR GROUP IS COVERED BY A DIME.MAKE YOUR ADJUSTMENTS BEING 1/4 TO 1/2 HIGH OF BULL.THIS TAKES WINDAGE AND HUMANE ERA OUT THE EQUATION.THEN TAKE SHOOTS AT 100/200 YARDS SE WHERE YOU HIT THE TARGET.BUT REMEMBER MAKE YOUR ADJUSTMENTS AT 25 YARDS.IF YOU ARE OFF AT 25 YARSD YOUR ARE 4 TIMES AT 100 4 TIMES AT 200.I CAN PUT 8 SHOOTS IN THE SAME HOLE AT 15 YARDS WITH A SIG 45
I like to sight it in at 100 and leave it a little high like alot of other folks said...
Depends a lot on the caliber, but a little low at 100 will give you the most "point blank range"
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