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    New rifle zeroed

    Hi SD
    Sighted in new 223 HB this weekend. After much deliberation went for 2 inch high @ 100yds. Managed final two groups both 0.8 moa so pleased with that.
    Got home and noticed action a little loose in the Bell and Carlson stock. Simply tighten job, but feel as if another zero session might be prudent next weekend.
    Any thoughts about the 2" high @ 100yds?
    mainly for fox but happy to take on long range corvids if the present themselves.......
    cheers

    rav

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    You may have already done this but if you tell me which bullet and velocity I can run it through a ballistic program so you can see what the difference is.

    2" high is about a 250 yard zero.

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    Hornady 55gr V max ballistic tips. 3240 fps. Cheers buddy

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    Done with 20 yard increments to make it easier to screenshot.
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    Greener Jim. Many thanks. Just to confirm, I will be using the v max on fox, occasional corvids. Sighting in was completed using Hornady FMJ-BT training ammo, steel case. 17.50 for box of 50

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    For fox I see nothing wrong with 2" high....presuming you will use it at the increased MPBR it offers. Just means a little bit of hold under at 80-180 yards on corvids and other small stuff.

    If you know the trajectory though it's largely irrelevant.
    If you need any more charts just PM me and I can do one in 10 yard increments or pretty much any other variable.

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    Yeah it's was driving me crazy trying to figure out what to do in relation to POA/POI. Soooo much info available online!!! Just want to shoot from 100 out to around 300 and perhaps a bit more at a gong for a laugh. Even though I managed sub MOA in the sighting session, I am not convinced I could hit a crow beyond 200/250....
    some clips on YouTube show crows being hit beyond 500!!! Great shooting
    any help greatly appreciated...
    Rav

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    Well the old adage of "practice, practice and practice some more" rings very true here. The hardest thing at range isn't drop (that's pretty constant) but wind, now that's a buggerance! Reading wind will get you out there quite nicely.
    Try it from as many positions as possible (at paper), if you can keep a rifle steady off sticks or seated then prone becomes the easiest thing in NATO!

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    After another zero session this weekend because I had a loose action I didn't notice until I got home after the first zero session, all is well!!!
    settled for 2" high at 100 yds.
    Got a pretty respectable sub moa....
    0.7" to be exact. Happy with that!
    just been googling stuff.............how much do I want a Nightforce scope lol
    rav

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