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Question by mitchskin. Uploaded on October 21, 2010
I sighted my 500 in at 100yds.
I'd practiced with my Rem 870 at 50 yards (no scope) because the woods and vegetation are relatively dense in my area, but I've yet to use it for deer here and normally opt for rifle, since that's permitted in the zone for which I applied.
I sighted mine in at 100 yards then went back to 50 yards to note how high I was at the closer range. May be just me but I would rather adjust at a closer range..
I think 50 yards would be about right.
50 or 75 for a happy medium
My dad's is sited 2" high at 50 yards and dead on at 100.
You cant go worng with a 75yd zero dead nuts.
Zero at 100yrds and at 50yrds you'll have to aim 3 1/2" - 4" low. I spent alot of money last year figuring that out with the exact setup you're inquiring about. At 150 if memory serves me right you'll also aim 4" - 4 1/2". I never shot it out too 200 yrds yet but plan to do so here real soon.
Go here www.lightfieldslugs.com/lightfield/shootingresources/shootingguidepages/... and it tells you why to sight in at 50 yards.
bjohnston, thanks for that link I will have to re-zero my shotgun after reading that!
I would sight it in at 50 with those bullets. I shot those bullets out of my 870 a few years ago with a rifled mossberg barrel with scope, and I actually switched to the Federal fusion bullets. I have a very tight group at 100 yards. I dont know what your barrel is but i recomend the fusion sabot slugs they shoot great and do amazing damage. I also have fusion for my remington 30-06 and I only had to shoot twice last year, and I killed two deer on a dead run dropped both of them! best of luck!
got mine zeroed at 150 using hornady new slugs sst i think there called 2 1/2" high at 50 6"low at 200
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