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    What range you zero at?

    .243 zero range?

    100 yards
    100 yards inch high
    150 yards
    200 yards

    .?

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    Option 2 and 4

    They are basically the same.
    Last edited by bewsher500; 26-05-2015 at 10:13.

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    Option 2 - 100gr
    For Gods sake - don't tell her how much I've spent

    Ctrl-Alt FACT

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    I zero 1 inch high at 100 yards ,
    a friend of mine thinks 200 yards zero is more popular and a better range to zero at.! We will see on here.

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    Most deer are shot at about 100m or less. It therefore makes sense to zero at 100m and aim off for anything different, otherwise you are shooting the majority of your deer with a rifle that is effectively not zeroed!
    MS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey Spanker View Post
    Most deer are shot at about 100m or less. It therefore makes sense to zero at 100m and aim off for anything different, otherwise you are shooting the majority of your deer with a rifle that is effectively not zeroed!
    MS
    I don't agree. I've shot to have a Point of Impact of 1 inch high at a 100 yds since the late '60's. That was long before I'd ever heard of maximum point blank range and it's served me very well ever since. I don't record the ranges I shoot deer at, but working back over the last week, it's been 140 yds, 46 yds and 190 yds at roe buck.

    I didn't give any consideration to holding off for any of these roe buck.

    Regards

    JCS

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    Quote Originally Posted by .243 t3 View Post
    I zero 1 inch high at 100 yards ,
    a friend of mine thinks 200 yards zero is more popular and a better range to zero at.! We will see on here.
    It's hard to find locations to shoot at 200yds and not have the wind impacting on the group. When it's very windy, I will check zero at 50 yds and I expect to be dead on. From time to time I check zero at 100 yds and I expect to be 1 inch high. More rarely I check for group at 170 yds and I expect to be dead on with a group that is influenced by whatever wind there is.

    What is important is to have the same set-up with every rifle that you shoot so that the sight picture is consistent. Shooting well is about doing a few simple things consistently.

    Regards

    JCS

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    1 inch high at 100 yards .243 100 gr no hold off from zero to 200 yards.

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    I use 2 bullets for slightly different purposes.

    100g bang on at 100y & I have an 80g that I use that shoots 2" high at 100y giving an effective 200y zero, or 5 clicks makes it the same as the 100g at 100y.

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