I have had to go back to PPU 130g SP Ammunition in my .270 after running very low on the Norma SP 130g ammunition that I was using.
I tried using a box of S&B Barnes XLC in 130g but my rifle just would not handle them - They went all over the place, totally useless through my barrel!
I usually zero at 100 yards but on Sunday (After buying the PPU ammunition) I decided to zero the 270 with the 130g PPU at 150 reasonable sized paces, with a fair degree of accuracy as the attached target shows, which I am happy with. (It is a Birchwood Casey Shoot-N-See target with a 15mm red centre spot with just the 2 rounds put at it to confirm that I had the zeroing correct and was shot off the bonnet of my car using a bipod)
My normal shooting (When out in "general field conditions") can be anywhere between 75 yards and maybe 250 yards (Maximum - I prefer not to push the range beyond 250 yards because of the potential risks associated with "shooter error" and leaving wounded quarry) so I am trying to find the best distance to zero at to "minimise" the need for hold over/under to cover these sort of ranges that I am normally shooting at.
With so many different opinions about the range you ought to zero your rifle at what would your thoughts be please Guys - i.e. Would I be best to stick with this "setting" or try zeroing at a differnt distance?