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Old 04-07-2013, 10:18 PM   #1
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Is there such a thing as a 3 shot zero? I've heard of it but can't find out about it. Thanks.

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Old 04-07-2013, 10:28 PM   #2
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Shepherd claims a one shot zero with their scopes.

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I've done a two shot, but the second was to essentially confirm the zero. I put the gun in a lead sled, fired it with the cross hairs dead centre, then all you do is set the rifle back up the exact same way as before you shot it. After you e done that you just move the windage/elevation to where the bullet impacted, then fire another shot to confirm.

After that you should be set to go around wreaking havoc on any steel/paper that's been giving you trouble.

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There's your answer ^^^.

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Thanks I'll try it next time at the range. Sounds easy. I have Nikon 3/9. Howa 30/06.

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I've tried it multiplte times, but without the led sled, it will be more than 3 if your anything like me

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This same process should work with a 1" grid at just a touch inside of 100 yards. If you know how to use a scope that is.

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What ever number of shots you are using for your zero must be repeatable. The rifle should be cleaned and fire another string. It takes a number of strings of fire to determine if the rifle is holding its zero.
It is highly unlikely you will carry a Lead Sled around while using your rifle. The zero of a rifle changes with forearm support. The zero from a rigid forearm support will differ from a hand supported forearm. It is only in a mystical land that 3 shots proves a rifles is zeroed. Really Alice.

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What ever number of shots you are using for your zero must be repeatable. The rifle should be cleaned and fire another string. It takes a number of strings of fire to determine if the rifle is holding its zero.
It is highly unlikely you will carry a Lead Sled around while using your rifle. The zero of a rifle changes with forearm support. The zero from a rigid forearm support will differ from a hand supported forearm. It is only in a mystical land that 3 shots proves a rifles is zeroed. Really Alice.
Alright smarty pants, I'll give you this battle. But I shall win this "war". haha

If you know you're going to firing from _______ position the most, then you could use the led sled to get the rough zeroing out of the way. Once it's on in the sled, take it out and get into said position and do any fine tuning that's needed.
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Is there such a thing as a 3 shot zero? I've heard of it but can't find out about it. Thanks.
If you are refering to sighting in a rifle here is one example.


Rifle had just been picked up form the maker who test fired it but I mounted my own scope and bore sighted at the range. I intentionally left the group to the right so as not to screw up my POA. First shot was the bottom one, second shot was slightly higher to prove scope tracking Ok, 3rd exactly where I wanted it and 4th to confirm.
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